Lian-Li expands its Mini-ITX case lineup with the PC-Q21


— 6:56 PM on September 9, 2015

Lian-Li has added another Mini-ITX case to its arsenal, dubbed the PC-Q21. This tiny all-aluminum chassis accepts Mini-ITX motherboards and SFX PSUs alongside dual-slot graphics cards up to 6.7" (or 170 mm) long.

Despite the PC-Q21's diminutive stature, this case still allows for a reasonable degree of flexibility. There's room at the top for either a slot-loading optical drive or a 2.5" SSD, and a bracket behind the front panel can hold either a 2.5" or a 3.5" drive. The bottom bracket is perhaps the most interesting—it can accept two 2.5" drives, a single 3.5-incher, a 120mm fan, or it can be simply removed to make way for a longer dual-slot graphics card. There's a small caveat: if a 3.5" drive is installed at the front, the 6.7" of room for the graphics card is reduced.

Perhaps the most severe limitation in this case is the maximum CPU cooler height, which is limited to 60 mm. However, that's more than enough for Intel's stock HSFs, as well as the nifty Cryorig C7. Two USB 3.0 ports grace the front panel along with the requisite power switch. The whole chassis measures 5.8" x 10.1" x 10" (WHD), or 149 mm x 257 mm x 254 mm.

The Lian-Li PC-Q21 will be available in silver or black brushed aluminum finishes this month for $74.99.

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