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Lian Li announces PC-Q19 Mini-ITX chassis

by Mark Tyson on 25 August 2014, 13:15

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PC chassis specialist Lian Li has announced a new brushed aluminium PC case in the mini-ITX format as part of its Mini-Q 'small is beautiful' range. The Lian Li PC-Q19 is particularly slim in its design and is said to be designed to fit into HTPC or front office environments in either vertical (with stand) or horizontal orientations.

If you already know the Lian Li PC-Q12 you will recognise that the PC-Q19 is an update to that design. In this redesign and refinement Lian Li has managed to add both VGA support, via an included riser card, and additional storage options.

Lian Li PC-Q19 specifications

  • Case Type: Mini Tower Chassis
  • Colour: Black or Silver
  • Construction material: Aluminium
  • HDD bays: 3.5" HDD x1, 2.5" HDD x3
  • 5.25" or 3.5" drive bay (External): None
  • Motherboard: Mini-ITX
  • Expansion Slots: 2
  • Maximum Compatibility: VGA Card length: 220mm, CPU cooler height: 85mm
  • PCI-E 16X Riser Card: 1
  • Front I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 2
  • System Fan (Side): 120mm Fan x 1
  • PSU: SFX (Optional)
  • Dimensions: (W) 160mm, (H) 491mm, (D) 286mm
  • Net Weight: 2.57kg

As noted in the spec table above you can fit up to three 2.5-inch drives and one 3.5-inch drive into this chassis, however there are no external drive bays available of any size. The VGA riser card allows fitting of graphics cards up to 220mm (8.6 inches) long.

The PC-Q19 features tool-less accessibility for installs and upgrades. Magnetically attached filters hinder dust ingress from the ventilation slots. The chassis has four rubber feet for horizontal use, for vertical orientation the stand uses rubber feet and rubberised grips. Two USB 3.0 ports and a dual-illuminated power button are easy to access on the front of the case.

Available in either black (PC-Q19/B) or silver (PC-Q19/A) finishes this new chassis will become available in September and be priced at £99 in the UK.

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lian and their daft pricing. Are they even relevant in todays PC chassis market, so outdated.
lian and their daft pricing. Are they even relevant in todays PC chassis market, so outdated.

I agree it's not worth what they're charging (although of course any customer with niche requirements has to accept that they will shoulder an inflated price), but if any case is exactly what the customer wants then I guess they'll pay it. I would. The m-ATX case I have was £60, but if it had cost more I would have gladly paid quite a lot more to get it because it's precisely what I wanted. I bet when you're buying a whole list of parts at once for a total of hundreds of pounds, you've ended up burning an extra £30-50 here and there on a couple of components that were a little more than you strictly needed.
Seriously… who designed this case, they put what is likely the heaviest part (the psu) at the top when it's on end, making it top heavy and easy to topple over. Then they stick the ssd/hd's right next to the hottest components with little ventilation… my psu/gpu gets quite warm.

As to price £100 for an all aluminium case isn't too bad but it's not exactly good value, especially when lian li do bigger cases (more aluminium should mean more cost) for less than this one.

I think I'd save myself £50 and just grab a silverstone ml07, it might not be aluminium but it's pretty similar to this lian li in ‘design’ although they've got the psu at the bottom when standing vertically :)
I don't know what it is about Lian Li, but they always look cheaply made and aesthetically old compared to Silverstone and CoolerMaster cases that are around the same price.

I can't ever remember seeing a Lian Li and thinking it doesn't look like a cheapo chinese clone, which is silly, given their pricing.
I'm a Lian Li fan, have been since forever. It's not brand loyalty, or liking expensive stuff, the look I find is just perfect. They are classy, all metal cases that fit into any room. I paid £220 for my case, but it replaced one I'd bought 10 years earlier 5 years ago, and will keep this for even longer, it's timeless.

If I was going to build a MiniITX rig, I'd probably get this case too.

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