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post #31 of 45
B2B, have you decided which CPU cooler to get yet? I have bought a PC-Q03B case, intended to use with i7-4770k CPU, not for gaming so the GPU is a non-issue, I am researching for which motherboard and CPU cooler to get, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Sorry for the delay, the rig was ready a month ago but I wasn't sure it will stay as I have delivered it to the end user.
Indeed, I was not happy with the noise, especially the one coming from the Intel stock cooler. Turned out the end user is not as picky as me! wink.gif

If I had to swap it for another one, I would prolly have tried the Noctua NH-L9i.

I finally took the easiest way with less (=no) modding needed: ATX PSU -> Seasonic G360

But that option made the case even tighter, I had a hard time putting everything in it. Actually I had to:
- Install the mobo
- Add the PSU to prepare its cables
- Remove the PSU
- Remove the mobo
- Put the PSU back in
- Attached the PSU cables to the mobo out of the case
- Put the mobo back in
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It wasn't even easy to choose the right place for the 2.5" HDD and SSD.
I finally double taped them on the bottom of the case under the PSU.

And when everything was running fine, after a few hours of testing the Gainward GTX 650 started to make some annoying sound!
Hopefully it has stopped as it came, but not before I took it out once or twice...
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Some pics:

Mobo only with the GPU to check the available space


PSU, ODD and hard drives in


PSU out again


All inside, with the some 'cables management'

Was fun but really tight!
Heat doesn't seem to be an issue, the PSU stayed quiet during all my testing.
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post #33 of 45
Hi there,

I just want to ask about which motherboard and gpu did you get for this build?

Thanks,
Christian
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Hi
Mobo was a GIGABYTE GA-H77N-WIFI, and the GPU a Gainward GTX 650. Again with the latter, beware of a noise issue.
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post #35 of 45
Quick question for those that have the Q03....

What is the actual height of the case from the top of the desk to the top of the case. I have a space on my desk that is 11" from top of desk to the first shelf and would love to find a Lian Li mITX case to fit in there.

I can see the measurements stated on line but the last Lian Li case I had, PC-Q08, was actually taller than spec'd due to the feet. Stated as 10.71" but was actually slightly over 11" (if I remember correctly) as the measurement was the case itself and did not take into account the feet on the bottom.

My criteria:

1. mITX
2. Less than 11" height
2. Takes ATX PSU (Seasonic X-560 from a previous build will go in it)
3. Slot for DVD (slim or 5.25) - family still uses CD/DVD

Thanks, Bill
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Quick question for those that have the Q03....

What is the actual height of the case from the top of the desk to the top of the case. I have a space on my desk that is 11" from top of desk to the first shelf and would love to find a Lian Li mITX case to fit in there.

I can see the measurements stated on line but the last Lian Li case I had, PC-Q08, was actually taller than spec'd due to the feet. Stated as 10.71" but was actually slightly over 11" (if I remember correctly) as the measurement was the case itself and did not take into account the feet on the bottom.

My criteria:

1. mITX
2. Less than 11" height
2. Takes ATX PSU (Seasonic X-560 from a previous build will go in it)
3. Slot for DVD (slim or 5.25) - family still uses CD/DVD

Thanks, Bill
Cooler Master Elite 130.
post #37 of 45
Thanks for the suggestion but I had a similar case in the past, Silverstone SG05, and am looking for a cleaner looking case like the Lian Li.
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Quick question for those that have the Q03....

What is the actual height of the case from the top of the desk to the top of the case. I have a space on my desk that is 11" from top of desk to the first shelf and would love to find a Lian Li mITX case to fit in there.
Sorry, can not measure the total height anymore, the rig has been delivered to its final owner.

Check the DIYPC V3Plus-B, it is supposed to be 0.05" shorter than the PC-Q03. rolleyes.gif
You could ask Fightar on his V3Plus-B thread for a precise measurement.
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3. Slot for DVD (slim or 5.25) - family still uses CD/DVD
Get an USB external one, see my sig.
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post #39 of 45
Looks like I may have to rethink my PSU as the X560 is 160mm and modular which is not ideal for the Q03. Either 140mm and modular or 140mm period or SFX. Silverstone just released a 300w non-modular version with a hybrid fan that looks like it might be ideal for an ITX build with no GPU.

Still curious about the actual height, including case feet.

I may just do an external DVD as I am rebuilding both systems and the other is a mATX in a Silverstone TJ08-E so I could just pick up an external and skip getting both internal DVD drives.
post #40 of 45
I think the smallest case with your requirements from lianli is the PC q 08/18 .Other than that you'd need a PSU change to SFX, then the size in height drops dramatically and you're sorted with something like PC Q09
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