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Lian Li PC-Q36 Mini-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 7, 2014 2:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Lian Li

Lian Li PC-Q36 Mini-Tower Chassis




Starting at the top, we can't see much other than the edge, but we can also see wide screws holding it down. Both sides of the bezel are made with extruded aluminium to form the frame, while a brushed aluminium insert is slid between. On the bezel there is window at the top, a Lian Li badge, the front I/O at the right, and the slim optical drive goes at the bottom.




We did have to remove the protective film to get this image, but now we can plainly see the slightly tinted, 5mm thick acrylic top. This top, accompanied by a horizontal motherboard tray, offers a great view of the components inside of the chassis.




The left side of the chassis is more along the lines of what we expect from Lian Li. Here we found a vast expanse of brushed aluminum, but at the top there is venting, and holes to allow an optional pair of 120mm fans.




At the back of the chassis we saw two water cooling holes with grommets, which are also grooved to the exhaust fan to allow for AIO support on the outside of the chassis. There is a sliding cover to lock in the expansion slot covers, and we could see the hardware through the rear I/O, which just leaves the large hole at the bottom for the power supply.




The right side of the chassis mirrors the left. The panels could be swapped for one another, but the fan locations are offset from center, and if you add fans or a radiator to them, then it can cause conflicts in clearance.




Under the chassis, we could easily spot the removable dust filter covering the ventilation for the power supply. If you look a bit closer, you can see loads of screws used to allow the removal of almost every component that touches the floor of the chassis.

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