Thursday, August 12th 2010

Lian Li Launches Mini Q PC-V354 Chassis

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches the Mini Q Series PC-V354 Desktop/HTPC Chassis. The all aluminum design features a simple front-side mount for the ODD bay and multimedia I/O ports, as well as supporting up to seven 3.5" HDD drives or alternatively offering 350mm space for long VGA cards. The sleek brushed aluminum chassis comes in black, silver and red, with a clean, easy-on-the-eyes front panel design. The dimensions stand at 245x320x420mm (W.H.D). The chassis comes with all the functional and user friendly design aspects that users have come to expect in a Lian Li's case.

Lian Li's engineers have combined airflow, noise reducing and tool-less design techniques throughout the Mini Q PC-V354. The chassis supports Micro-ATX as well as Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards. The elegant outer-panels give users the confidence to place the PC-V354 as conspicuously as they wish. Designed with anti-vibration rubber ring suspension, Lian Li's Mini Q PC-V354 can hold up to seven 3.5" HDDs. The chassis owns two 120mm intake blue or red LED fans at the front for drawing cool air in, as well as one 140mm fan on the top cover to exhaust the hot air out from the system. Additionally, the fans are mounted with special anti-vibration grommet and dust filters making them capable of running almost silently.
Feature Rich
The PC-V354 supports one 5.25" optical drive bay (ODD). The chassis has two multimedia USB 3.0 I/O ports as well as HD audio and SD card reader. The PC-V354's PSU mount is lined with rubber support pads and supports a standard power supply. The PCI brackets are built with vents, providing extra cooling.

Traditional Durability
Classic, stylish, functional designs are Lian Li's goal. The essence of Lian Li's products is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality of Lian Li's products is their customization capabilities, which include a whole host of optional extras that can be added to an already feature rich product.

For more details on features and extras availabilities for the Mini Q PC-V354, visit this page.

Highlights for PC-V354
  • Supports Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX motherboards
  • Front side mounted ODD bay and multimedia I/O ports
  • Modular HDD cages for optional VGA space
  • Supports up to seven 3.5" HDD drives
  • Alternatively up to 350mm VGA space
  • Two 120mm fans at front and one 140mm fan on top
  • Supports 2.5" drives
  • USB 3.0 ready
  • Three colors available (red, silver, black)
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of August
  • MSRP : US$179 (not included VAT) for A/B (silver/black), and US$199 for R (red)
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14 Comments on Lian Li Launches Mini Q PC-V354 Chassis

#1
Radical_Edward
mATX support eh?

Looks like a great case to use for LANs. :D
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#2
ERazer
hmm might get it for my home server :cool:
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#4
sneekypeet
Retired Super Moderator
TheLostSwedeUhm, exactly where does the PSU go?
If Im seeing it correctly, the PSU goes on its side in front of the GPU's. I assume thats what the plate on the floor is for, supporting the PSU.
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#5
TheLostSwede
Well, I was looking at that, but it looks really odd, unless they expect you to use a slim PSU or something? It doesn't look like yo can fit a standard ATX PSU in there.

Yeah, you're correct, it does indeed go there, but that's really quite odd, especially as it ends up covering all of the expansion slots.
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#6
sneekypeet
Retired Super Moderator
There was a case I did that was mATX a while back, it had a similar setup and I was surprised how little room a PSU needs once its set on its edge. Also it then uses the PSU fan to draw heat from the side of the GPUs.
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#7
TheLostSwede
Yes, but is that a good thing? Doesn't that mean the components inside the PSU will run hotter and as such it'll be less power efficient...
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#8
sneekypeet
Retired Super Moderator
shhhhh;)

Its either that or duct tape the PSU outside:roll:
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#9
TheLostSwede
Well, either which way, this is the first mini-ITX case I'd really consider, as I wouldn't have to throw away any of my hard drives...
But then again, why bother? I have plenty of space for a full size ATX case and I'm quite happy with my PC-B25F...

Also, what's the little green PCB in the back of the case? Never mind, it's a fan controller, that's a pretty neat addition to the USB 3.0 ports and the SD card reader.
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#11
gvblake22
Looks nice, but it's pretty much the same thing as Silverstone's SG03/SG04 cases.
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#12
pantherx12
When are li-li going to start using front panels that actually allow decent airflow, more metal than hole there.

Means if you swap the fans to some with decent CFM all you hear is turbulence D:

( I have a li-li HDD bay with the same design)
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#13
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
Looks like a very nice mATX case :toast:
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#14
Carlitos714
looks very nice. i like the two fans in the front providing plenty of air. nice set up. no room for a fans controller.
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