Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Lian Li PC-V353 HTPC and Mini-Tower PC-Q25 Cases Launched

Ltd, maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis for over 13 years, is proud to announce the release of two new PC cases: the HTPC PC-V353 and Mini-Tower PC-Q25. A new edition to Lian Li's HTPC chassis series, the PC-V353 features a handsome front mesh design and is available in eye-catching black or silver. The aluminum-front mini-tower PC-Q25 offers a contemporary design that lends itself to any professional or home environment, and is available in black and silver colors. Both of these models offer impressive engineering, the convenience of tool-free installation, and excellent air-flow.
Boasting the ability to accept Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards, this HTPC chassis also allows energy-saving and quiet, fan-free operation. The entire chassis is geared towards users wanting a noise-free, passively cooling system, but users still have a choice to install their own fans for active airflow, if desired. In addition to four ventilated PCI slots, the front-panel mesh cover forms a clever ventilation system with excellent cool air flow. Hot air also leaves the frame through the top using the chassis's unique "thermal flow" top.
The side panel is screw-less and the sliding motherboard tray is another tool-free convenience, as are the removable HDD racks. Internally, the PC-V353 supports two 3.5" and two 2.5" HDDs, and there is enough room for a 300mm video card.

On the front panel, Lian Li has provided easy access to the power switch along with two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, as well as HD Audio ports. The PC-V353's dimensions are 288mm x 286 mm x 397mm (W, H, D) and its net weight is 4.13kg.

The PC-Q25 is a compact, mini-tower case that, despite its size, can actually hold up to seven HDDs, allowing users to store a vast amount of data even with a small system. Its future-proof design uses a standard Mini-ITX motherboard, 3.5 or 2.5-inch hard drives, and a standard ATX PS/2 power supply. The PC-Q25's thermal solution is a large 140-mm fan placed at the front panel for intake to push cool air through the HDD cage, and a 120mm exhaust fan at the top of the chassis.
The PC-Q25 has a removable HDD tray at the bottom of the cage that can mount either two 3.5" HDDs or one 3.5" HDD plus two 2.5" HDD, all add up to maximum of 8 hard drives. The chassis supports a video card that is 320mm long. The PC-Q25's dimensions are 199mm x 280mm x 366mm (W, H, D) and it weighs 3.1kg.

Traditional Durability
The secret of Lian Li's success is the craftsmanship of its 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 information, visit the product pages of PC-Q25 and PC-V353.
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7 Comments on Lian Li PC-V353 HTPC and Mini-Tower PC-Q25 Cases Launched

Ah Lian-Li, why do you produce such beautiful cases and charge a kidney for it?
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The backplane on the Q25 makes disk additions/swaps easy. Though, it would be nice to see more port multiplier use. Could get full use out of all 8 drive locations with only four ports on the motherboard*.

* PM supported chipset.
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looks like a high quality version of my hp N36l microserver.. probably costs the same as 3 N36L's alone tho :banghead:
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It looks like they've solved every issue i had with the v352 in the v353... why are you doing this too me Lian Li?! :(
This is what my next build will be going into.
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Wow, the PC-Q25 is simply perfect for a tiny mITX 4-6 drive NAS.

You could have up to 18TB of data in there, amazing.

Meanwhile, I'm stuck with 8 1TB drives..
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The PC-Q25 seems to be a slightly tweaked PC-Q08. They also demoed a version of the Q08 with a handle at one of the recent industry shows. Why couldn't they have released it with a handle to begin with?
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At first I was like "aww man I really like the look of the PC-V353" then I was like "oh wait it's a Lian Li it's going to be at least $100 for sure" then I looked for pricing, it really should be manditory to have pricing in a press release!
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