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Old August 26, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Default Lian Li PC-Q33 Prototype

Saw the link on PCPER. Lian Li posted initial pictures of PC-Q33 mitx case on Xtreme Systems forum and they are asking for feedback. Personally, I'm not comfortable with just 1 120mm fan.

Take a look at our new Mini-ITX Prototype - PC-Q33
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Old August 26, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Holy crap does that ever look tiny, but I love the Li-Li stylings. :)
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Lian Li might have stumbled one of the things I've been wanting for a long time - externally mounted closed loop cooler support.

I'm just not sure about the overabundance of mesh panels. I'd like them used for something more practical like drive mounting or extra fans.
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Old August 26, 2013, 03:22 PM
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It's built to fit aftermarket air coolers, if you are overclocking mITX boards it needs the side mesh for air flow.

Fits ATX powersupplies, gets rid of 5.25 external bays, and is made of aluminum? All kinds of goodness here.
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1) Cost
2) Smaller than the Node 304?
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Old August 27, 2013, 02:24 PM
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It's too bad Lian Li is so damn hard to find...
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Looks cute. I love small cases but can't say I like the fact that there is probably only one single modern gpu on the market that will fit in there, which happens to be very overpriced.

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Old August 27, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Looks cute. I love small cases but can't say I like the fact that there is probably only one single modern gpu on the market that will fit in there, which happens to be very overpriced.

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A case like this is not meant to house a LARGE gpu. Its meant to take place of a huge tower on a desktop or in my case if its smaller a replacement for my node 304.
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Old August 27, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Looks cute. I love small cases but can't say I like the fact that there is probably only one single modern gpu on the market that will fit in there, which happens to be very overpriced.

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I love Lian-Li's mini-ITX cases. But Haswell, at least the higher performing parts have no business there. Asus is trying to push the high performance itx thing. I just don't see it. Not until heat becomes much less of an issue. That said, I would LOVE to put together a mini-ITX mid range gaming computer.

But as noted, you cooling, video and PSU options are seriously limited.
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