Dual chambers and glass meet in the Lian Li PC-Q39

If you've been eyeing Lian Li's dual-chambered tempered glass O Series cases but just don't have the room for one, you're in for a treat. The aluminum case aficionados have just announced the PC-Q39. Folks familiar with Lian Li's nomenclature will already know, but for the rest of you: this is a Mini-ITX take on the O Series concept.

The enclosure is actually quite large for a Mini-ITX offering, measuring 13.6" by 13.7" on the side, and 10" wide (25 cm x 35 cm x 35 cm). Those measurements are expected given the chassis' heritage. Like its forebears, the PC-Q39 is a dual-chamber case that's split vertically. The motherboard and expansion cards go under a tempered-glass panel on the left side of the case, and the power supply and storage devices—up to two 3.5" spinners and three 2.5" drives— go behind opaque aluminum on the right side of the case.

Given the size of the case (and despite its Mini-ITX form factor) it should then be no surprise that it can accomodate full-sized ATX power supplies, triple-slot graphics cards, and even a 240-mm liquid-cooling radiator. Alternatively, the radiator mount can take a pair of 120-mm fans, and another pair of 120-mm fans or a single 140-mm spinner can mount in the bottom of the case. All of the fan mounts are protected by removable magnetic filters, too.

Lian Li's already got the PC-Q39WX available for purchase. Hit up the fresh ovum if you want one. The case is going for $210.

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    • MOSFET
    • 3 years ago

    Thesaurus day, Zak?

    • UberGerbil
    • 3 years ago

    Actually given that it’s Lian Li, that’s about half the price I was expecting. Doesn’t match my needs nor tastes, but I guess it was an obvious hole in their lineup that needed filing. I’m sure some folks will love it.

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 3 years ago

    Three expansion slots for a board with one? That’s one away from mini ATX. Seems rather silly to me.

      • SkyWarrior
      • 3 years ago

      For this..

        • Freon
        • 3 years ago

        Also convenient for a dumb port slot, i.e. USB3 to 19 pin adapter.

      • cynan
      • 3 years ago

      Alternatively, if you’re looking at a mini-ITX case this size to begin with, it doesn’t really make sense to limit your expansion slot space.

      • rnalsation
      • 3 years ago

      Especially with the height of that case, there looks to be room for another 3 slots (at least) above the board.

      Edit: Oh that is not space efficient. I just measured some M-ATX cases (With PSU on top or bottom) and they were all 14″-14.5″.

      • Voldenuit
      • 3 years ago

      2.5-slot and 3-slot GPUs are a thing, these days. Mostly 1080 Tis but I’d expect to see 2.5-slot thick Vegas as well.

        • DragonDaddyBear
        • 3 years ago

        Totally understand. I question why one would but an ITX board if they have that card. What’s one more slot? You get a lot more options, too.

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