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Watercooled Li Lian PC-q07

post #1 of 9
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I just finished a mini-itx to replace the big noisy Asus Vento C2D I have been using the last few years.

Parts as follows:

PC-Q07 mini-itx case (wanted something small and compact)(and quiet!)
Asus P8H67-I deluxe motherboard (was looking for an I core platform and liked the new UEFI bios screen and features)
Intel I core 3 2100 CPU (fast enough for what I needed and upgradeable)
Gskill F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ 2x4 gig So-Dimm DDR3 ram(always wanted 8gigs)
Corsair H60 intergrated CPU watercool pump and radiator/fan kit(quiet&effficient)
Raidmax RS-639SS powersupply(large fan, modular and cheap)
upgraded to an Intel 320 series 160 gig SSD(fast)
added a used Seagate 250 gig laptop drive for storage(free)

Here is a picture with the Asus mobo with the H60 mounted. I switched out the 3.5" drive later and added a video card.

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Here is a picture with the 3.5" drive mounted, as you see there would be very little room for a video card and cooling would always be a problem.



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Used a large hole saw to cup opening for fan(added a grill later)



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Reused one of the 3.5" mounting brackets for a second 2.5" drive.


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originally i was just going to use the onboard HD2000 graphics but later decided to put in a dedicated pcix card.

I am running Win7 64 and am very happy with the small footprint, quiet operation and fast performance.
Edited by Timitx - 6/18/11 at 10:50pm
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post #2 of 9
Well done, that is a mighty fine looking hole you've got on top now.
    
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post #3 of 9
Neat little setup, looks great!
    
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post #4 of 9
A hyper 212 fanless could take care of a sandy bridge 2100.
The water cooling touch is nice, but IMO useless.

Nice setup regardless.
post #5 of 9
Mmmm cubes.... How are you liking the Q07? Why'd you pick it over some of the other cube cases like Sugo or the other Lian-Li cases?

And Abs.exe, it doesn't look like there's actually room for a 212+ with that hard drive where it is.
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Hi a pet rock, I was browsing newegg looking for a case for my new build when I started looking at the Mini-itx formats. I was looking at both the PC-Q07 and the PC-Q08 Li Lian cases because I owned a Li lian tower ATX before and really liked the quality of the case. I had decided to get the PC-Q08 but ordered the PC-Q07 by mistake. When I got it from UPS I decided to go ahead and work with it. The extremely small space inside was a challange to me and I wanted to pack as much stuff inside but still leave it open to future upgrades and to have a well cooled and quiet build. I would like eventually like to upgrade the cpu to an I7 core and with the H60 cooling in that tiny space would not be a problem. I agree with you, there very little room for the 212+ and there would be no place for the heat to go. That is why I mounted the rad/fan on top, it pulls any heat right out. I also mounted the PS with the fan facing the mobo, so that it would cool the Sapphire video card.
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post #7 of 9
I have a q08, and I'll tell you fitting an h50/60 is a lot easier than what you've done. at the same time though, the case is also a lot bigger (has to to fit 6 hdds)
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Originally Posted by Timitx;13956111 
Hi a pet rock, I was browsing newegg looking for a case for my new build when I started looking at the Mini-itx formats. I was looking at both the PC-Q07 and the PC-Q08 Li Lian cases because I owned a Li lian tower ATX before and really liked the quality of the case. I had decided to get the PC-Q08 but ordered the PC-Q07 by mistake. When I got it from UPS I decided to go ahead and work with it. The extremely small space inside was a challange to me and I wanted to pack as much stuff inside but still leave it open to future upgrades and to have a well cooled and quiet build. I would like eventually like to upgrade the cpu to an I7 core and with the H60 cooling in that tiny space would not be a problem. I agree with you, there very little room for the 212+ and there would be no place for the heat to go. That is why I mounted the rad/fan on top, it pulls any heat right out. I also mounted the PS with the fan facing the mobo, so that it would cool the Sapphire video card.

Very nice! I'm really jealous of all these awesome ITX rigs. Of course, I also don't have any tools to do any serious case mods either. Whenever I'm planning my next rig (which will be a long ways away) I'm probably going to have to go with the smallest case with the most options. And for that I'm thinking the Silverstone SG05 would be cool. It's the size of my subwoofer!
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