Tuesday, May 14th 2013

Lian Li Announces New PC-Q13 Curved Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis ? PC-Q13. With its curve-shaped design and large acrylic front window the fully aluminum PC-Q13 allows users to show off their systems, and is sure to be the talking piece of any room. Whether in the living room, bedroom, or office, the PC-Q13 with its curve-shape and brushed aluminum finish takes visual command without being ostentatious. Additionally, DIY builders can put their stylized internal components and intricate builds on full display ? as they should not be hidden from sight.

Thanks to the two expansion slots on the top of the chassis, the PC-Q13 supports graphics cards up to 200mm (7.8"). For storage, up to four 2.5" hard drives or SSDs can be mounted in the removable hard drive cage at the bottom of the chassis. A 140mm fan in the rear of the chassis expels hot air, while ventilation on the top and side allows for cool air to enter. A small form factor power supply up to 125 mm (4.9") is placed on rubber pads in order to reduce vibrations.

The front of the PC-Q13 is minimalistic in aesthetics and houses the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and red while loading. The I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections is located on the left side of the front of the chassis to not interrupt the elegant aesthetics.

Price and Availability
The PC-Q13 will be available in June in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$149. For more information, visit the product page.
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21 Comments on Lian Li Announces New PC-Q13 Curved Chassis

#1
Kaynar
Amazing idea!

But when the aim of the case is to show off the hardware inside, it should at least be abit more enthusiast-orientated (eg take watercooling, longer gpu etc)
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#3
Sasqui
Always good to see more "out of the box" boxes ;)
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#4
badtaylorx
THAT IS AWWWWWSUHHUHUHUHMMM!!!!! :rockout:
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#5
ironwolf
Guess I have to be one of the first to go against the grain, so to speak. Pretty dang ugly IMO. And of course I didn't have to get to the last paragraph to know it was going to be (again IMO) overpriced.
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#6
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: ironwolf
Guess I have to be one of the first to go against the grain, so to speak. Pretty dang ugly IMO. And of course I didn't have to get to the last paragraph to know it was going to be (again IMO) overpriced.
+1 to that. Hate it, Dont see how its useful or tasteful, and only makes itself difficult to place in a normal computer case area.
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I think the concept is kinda neat, and I do think it looks sort of nice, but I don't really see the point.
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#8
remixedcat
Looks more like HVAC ductwork to me
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#9
Casecutter
Need a vote tally.
I say Super stupid... WTF marketing got this past a bad brainstorming session on acid to then waste good engineering, materials, and production time to actually bring it to market OMG! I knew Lian-Li has been “comatose” when it came to any smart revolution in design and/or aesthetics, but this proves they don’t know how seriously they’ve gone off the rails. I mean the Train case was bizarre, but as novelty, whatever… but this! Get over yourselves or do us a favor and just pack it in.
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#10
a111087
jesus.... so ugly... can't look.... kill it with fire... :shadedshu

I am all for new ideas, but damn... :laugh:
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#11
_JP_
SFX PSUs are hard to come by over here. That makes it a no-go for a lot of people.
As for looks, I actually like it and would like to make a build with it...except it would have been awesome if it supported ATX PSUs and the cooler height restriction wasn't 130cm...(something like 150cm would add a lot more compatibility)
The 140cm fan sucking air will make the inside of that case a display of dust in no time, without filters.
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#12
theJesus
Slap an LCD monitor in place of that window and you've got a decent-looking kiosk. That's the only practical application I can see for this, but they neglected to add the LCD and a good way of connecting it internally.
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#13
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
looks weird. like old info kiosks.

but the price is neat.
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: theJesus
Slap an LCD monitor in place of that window and you've got a decent-looking kiosk. That's the only practical application I can see for this, but they neglected to add the LCD and a good way of connecting it internally.
this is what i was thinking as well. or some sort of gambling machine.
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#15
m1dg3t
No room for anything enthusiast orientated, seems like a FAIL to me LianLi :o

by: de.das.dude
looks weird. like old info kiosks.

but the price is neat.
Reminds me of these... B/W screen with single button mouse! Those were the days :pimp:



by: DarkTiger
PC-Q13 or PC-Q30? :confused:
What? You actually read these things? Pictures man, it's all about the pictures! :p
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#16
LagunaX
Needs a handle slot at the top!
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#17
jboydgolfer
NOT for me personally, IMO it's ugly. But I Love the freedom, and choice to push the "normal" design borders.

As far as Lian Li goes, I've NEVER understood the attraction to their Cases. Yeah, I can plainly see that they are built with quality, and function in mind, but To Me, they look SO ....... Bare. Like an empty canvass. Which I assume is the point I guess, and that appeals to some people. but their cost is JUST ridiculous AFAIC.
They remind me of Pretentious art work, or "Too Good for the Normal People" cases, that are simply coveted BECAUSE of their high price. I've had one in my possesion, and I didn't see any rEAL innovation, that doesn't come in Most standard Tt cases, or CM cases that sell for $50-$150.
But as long as someone likes them, What concern is it of mine.'Eh
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#18
Assimilator
Lian-Li used to make good and innovative cases. Nowadays it seems they just take the most ridiculous ideas and turn them into chassis. Definitely the sign of a company that's lost direction.
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#19
ASharp
by: Assimilator
Lian-Li used to make good and innovative cases. Nowadays it seems they just take the most ridiculous ideas and turn them into chassis. Definitely the sign of a company that's lost direction.
You mean you're not a fan of the PC-888?! :laugh:
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#20
Vancha
This is why I love Lian Li. Okay, maybe it isn't terribly beautiful or practical, but I prefer the fact that they tried and that this exists, as opposed to them just making another boring case that looks like this...
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#21
Arjai
Looks like an old MAC, melted backwards, without a monitor. Outside the box, or, wasted aluminum?
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