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Lian Li Announces Two New Brushed Aluminum Mini-ITX Chassis: PC-Q27 and PC-Q28

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Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd. today announces two new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX chassis: PC-Q27 and PC-Q28. These two compact cases feature Lian Li's new railing mount motherboard tray design, and allow for the Mini-ITX platform to be combined with traditional full-sized components.

In addition to the new motherboard tray, both of Lian Li's new Mini-ITX chassis have a new side panel removal design. After removing a single screw, the side panel easily slides off with minimal effort.

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One external PCI slot on the PC-Q27 whyyyyyyyyyyyyy. There's clearly space for a second expansion slot, you just wouldn't be able to use the bottom drive mounts with a dual slot card.
 
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Not bad... but would love to see a Q27 with a chopped top (get rid of the 5.25") and of course, double PCI slots. Til then the Q25 is still my favorite, even though you need to drill out the rivets to remove the hard drive bay.
 
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Not bad... but would love to see a Q27 with a chopped top (get rid of the 5.25") and of course, double PCI slots. Til then the Q25 is still my favorite, even though you need to drill out the rivets to remove the hard drive bay.
There are already cases close enough to that from Lian Li. (PC-Q03 and PC-Q02, they have a slim optical drive bay) Other manufacturers have cube-style ITX cases that have no bays. Some of still actually use optical drives and being able to use a 5.25" optical drive is much nicer than using slim or external drives, besides which it can be put to other uses if you don't want to use an optical drive.
 
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There are already cases close enough to that from Lian Li. (PC-Q03 and PC-Q02, they have a slim optical drive bay) Other manufacturers have cube-style ITX cases that have no bays. Some of still actually use optical drives and being able to use a 5.25" optical drive is much nicer than using slim or external drives, besides which it can be put to other uses if you don't want to use an optical drive.
Nope, not close enough for me. The very existence of the Q25 means I don't have to compromise on things like having a 5.25" or slim bay :)
 
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Nope, not close enough for me. The very existence of the Q25 means I don't have to compromise on things like having a 5.25" or slim bay :)
And the existence of these cases mean I don't have to compromise by going completely without an optical drive bay. Well, that wouldn't even be a compromise, it would be a basic functional dealbreaker, not an aesthetic one. You can not use a bay or repurpose it a lot easier than you can add it.
 
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So they took the Q08 and made it worse... say hello to the Q28 :\