There has been some hype with this case, and I have to say I'm pretty happy with it. Other that I'm an idiot and thought I bought a ITX motherboard, and didn't.
Fixing that involved a thin piece of wood, some motherboard mounting pegs, some glue, and a drill, and rotating the motherboard platform 180 degrees. And cutting the IO panel a bit.
Initially wanted to roll free-NAS, but in the end chose W2K8 Server.
So, some things I like about it are that:
- Nice sized.
Six Drive bays, and a seventh 2.5" drive bay below the CD tray. Not to mention what you can squeeze in the 5.25" bay [potentially 4 2.5" drives]
It's pretty quiet. You will hear drive noise over the case fans, especially in an aluminum case
Fantastic Construction, feels sturdy even with the weight of six 3.5" drives
Love the power and reset buttons
Easy to lose black, nonstandard [flat top] screws
Six phillip's screws to remove to get either side off. It's certainly set it and forget it.
Power supply is directly over motherboard. Not much you can do about it.
Cable management is tight. The space between the side panel and your power/sata cables is tight, 90 degree connectors recommended.
- Lian-Li PC-Q08
2x 1GB Crucial DDR2
2x 120GB 2.5mm laptop drives [RAID1]
3x 1TB Western Digital EADS
1x 1TB Western Digital RE2GP
2x 1TB Western Digital FAEX [because I have no other home for them right now]
But I jammed it in there anyways. And it was kinda ugly. and I hate the lit-up 140mm fan.... need to figure out how to kill the fan's LED's.
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idle drive temps