Lian Li is well known for their designs based off purely aluminum built cases. On top of the sleek and sexy look of brushed aluminum, another thing I give credit to Lian Li for is that they have always tried to make life easy with their cases by using screws to compile all the parts into a full chassis. Anyone who has wanted to remove a drive bay system, or even had ideas of grandeur prancing through your mind about an awesome case mod, you can simply remove most of the components in any Lian Li chassis. On top of all that aluminum, on top of the customizability of their cases, and from what I had seen at CES, the new ideas were nothing Lian Li was falling short of.
We are going in the direction of a SFF chassis with the latest case from Lian Li. This chassis is based with a Mini-ITX motherboard in mind, and only Mini-ITX. With the idea to stay as compact as possible, Lian Li brings forth some new tricks that are firsts for me, along with some ingenuity coming forth in older systems, just now incorporated in places you may not have thought of before. In all honesty, this design does remind me of the Silverstone FT-03, but done completely different, and in a way that screams Lian Li throughout the entire chassis.
The chassis that we are going to have the pleasure of gazing at today is the PC-Q27 B from Lian Li. In the most basic sense of the chassis, you are given a cube style case that is slightly taller than it is wide or deep. It is of course glad in brushed aluminum and offers USB 3.0 with reverse compatibility for older systems.
I really don't want to get too deep at this stage about what Lian Li has packed inside of the PC-Q27 chassis. So, at this point we should just cut to the chase, and you can see and read for yourself to see if this is the next SFF chassis you want to buy over the next few pages.