Lian Li PC-Q12 Chassis Review



Product: Lian Li PC-Q12
Company: Lian Li
Author: Nicholas Conroy
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: October 9th, 2012

Introduction

Today we will be looking at a slightly different kind of case than we are used to and delve into the world of the Mini ITX form factor. Extreme gaming and blistering performance are all well and good but occasionally all you want is a nice little HTPC to watch movies. Lian Li has a reputation for building uncompromised all-aluminum chassis and their PC-Q12 chassis is clearly aimed at a very specific kind of media PC. Before we delve deeper, let’s get a quick look at what the Q12 brings to the table.

  • $159 MSRP
  • Slim mini tower chassis
  • Full aluminum construction
  • Available in Black or Silver
  • Mini-ITX motherboard support
  • 2.4KG / 5.3lbs
  • 4x internal 2.5” bays
  • 2x front USB 3.0 ports (external header)
  • 1x 80mm included top fan
  • Dimensions
    • (W) 88 x (H) 365 x (D) 208 mm
    • (W) 3.5 x (H) 14.4 x (D) 8.2 inch
    • 55mm / 2.16inch maximum CPU cooler height
  • Power supply included
    • SFX form factor
    • 300Watt
    • 80-PLUS
    • 100-240V 50-60Hz input range

This feature list is a bit shorter than we normally see. We’ll have to look deeper to see where the Q12 really shines.