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post #191 of 231
This thread is dead ?

I ordered a PC-Q21, Anyone got this case ?
post #192 of 231
No but I'll enjoy following your build. I put together an APU build in the PC-Q02 for my kid.
post #193 of 231
I also want to buy PC-Q21 because I need to upgrade my i5-4570 based Mini-ITX PC about GTX 960. I very like the size of this case but I'm not sure if it will fit GTX 960 due to its power connector placing. Also I'm not sure about CPU temperature due to limited air circulation.
post #194 of 231
Cannot say much about GTX because I already bought an R9 380 compact, but if you want some bench to have an idea of the temp, here you go in case you didn't find, and for the others:

http://www.planet3dnow.de/cms/22146-test-lian-li-pc-q21/
http://www.hardwareslave.com/reviews/hardware/chassis/lian-li-pc-q21-mini-tower-chassis-review/
http://www.play3r.net/reviews/cases/lian-li-pc-q21a-case-review/

I was thinking to get rid of this front HDD/SSD mounting plate (or bracket whatever you call it) because i bought M.2 SSD, then make a 120mm cut out to install a fan. I hope this will be possible.
Edited by stylobic - 4/27/16 at 11:42am
post #195 of 231
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Originally Posted by SebastianFM View Post

I also want to buy PC-Q21 because I need to upgrade my i5-4570 based Mini-ITX PC about GTX 960. I very like the size of this case but I'm not sure if it will fit GTX 960 due to its power connector placing. Also I'm not sure about CPU temperature due to limited air circulation.

Can't tell you much about the CPU temperature, but a GTX 960 will fit 100% if it's reference height.
I know of the Zotac GTX 960 ITX Compact, EVGA GTX 960 (Superclocked) and Inno3D GTX 960 Combat that they are reference height and ITX length. The Gigabyte and ASUS models might fit as well, but I can't guarantee that.
post #196 of 231
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Originally Posted by iFreilicht View Post

Can't tell you much about the CPU temperature, but a GTX 960 will fit 100% if it's reference height.
I know of the Zotac GTX 960 ITX Compact, EVGA GTX 960 (Superclocked) and Inno3D GTX 960 Combat that they are reference height and ITX length. The Gigabyte and ASUS models might fit as well, but I can't guarantee that.
Thanks for the tip, I didn't notice before that there are mini ITX graphics cards with width of 11 cm instead of 12 cm. Finally I chose Asus GeForce GTX 950.

I don't know which PSU will be better for my build, SilverStone SST-ST45SF-G or SST-SX500-LG. First one will cover less area of the stock CPU cooler, but second will be quieter.
Edited by SebastianFM - 4/30/16 at 1:28am
post #197 of 231
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Originally Posted by stylobic View Post

I was thinking to get rid of this front HDD/SSD mounting plate (or bracket whatever you call it) because i bought M.2 SSD, then make a 120mm cut out to install a fan. I hope this will be possible.

Hello guys, I'm new here.
This is my first post, and I hope I'm not to late to save your PC-Q21 smile.gif
Maybe it would be a better idea to leave the front side intact, in order to maintain the original design (and beauty) of the case.
What you could do instead is cut a hole in the roof, and use that as exhaust (warm air rises, anyway). Dust shouldn't be much of a problem, either, since the fan will blow it away, not suck it in.
Going this route, you get to keep the front mounting plate, and with a bit of extra modding, you can also shorten and redrill the ODD tray in order to mount a 2.5" SSD the other way (with the connectors towards the right side of the case).
Take a look at the way I modified mine (except for the ODD tray, I don't need it right now)...





post #198 of 231
nice job, anyway i didn't have to modify anything as my temp are very ok, I5 is not OC, only graphic card just 80 Mhz and everythings rocks !

I'm interrested now in a front 3.5 jack as the one on the MB is difficult to reach whithout light...
post #199 of 231
That's good to hear.
If temps are ok, it's probably not worth the trouble. Yet, if I were you, I would probably still do it, just for the fun of it wink.gif And also to prevent the PSU from becoming the only active exhaust, which means at least increased noise, if not also shorter lifespan.
Good luck with the stereo jack, it shouldn't be too hard to drill it. Just make sure you pick a quality cable to minimize interference, it can really ruin your audio experience. I recently had that problem with a Spire 712 - nice case, horrible front audio.
post #200 of 231
My current build is:
Case: Lian-Li PC-Q21B
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
CPU cooler: Thermalright AXP-100 Muscle
PSU: Corsair SX-450
GPU: Asus GTX 950 Mini MINI-GTX950-2G without external power connector

I replaced stock CPU cooler but still under heavy load the CPU temperature is too high even when CPU cooler's fan spins at max speed.
I already found few temporary solutions to decrease CPU temperature (and make my build colder and quieter) by improving air circulation:
1. Connect PSU fan to 5 V to force it to blows out hot air all the time
2. Better, remove both side panels
3. Better, remove side panel and add fan which blows hot air away
4. Best, remove side panel and add fan which blows cold air in
So I decided to modify my case in a similiar way as adisega did. But I want to mount fan on the front blowing air in, like in Lian-Li PC-TU100. I don't need front USB and front mounting plate. Also power switch can be moved somewhere else.

I need some advices because I don't want to destroy my case by making a hole in the wrong place.
I have unused Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 140 mm. It is quiet and very efficient even on low speed. Can I use it or rather other 120 mm slim fan?




Edited by SebastianFM - 7/31/16 at 3:02pm
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