Lian Li PC-Q07B Case Overview
The newest model of the Lian Li PC-Q07B case comes in either black or silver. We decided to go with the black version, which is highly accentuated by the brushed aluminum finish that along with the all-around smooth curved corners are signature features from Lian Li.
When we first got our hands on this case the first thing we noticed is just how clean the exterior of the case is. At the front we find a simple layout consisting of a 5.25″ drive opening, two USB 3.0 ports centered at the bottom, a power switch with an integrated blue LED that serves as the power indicator light, and a reset switch with an integrated red LED that serves as the HDD indicator light. We did find surprising the lack of 3.5mm jacks which would improve accessibility without affecting aesthetics.
On the back we still find that pleasant aluminum brushed finish even on the power supply mounting bracket. We are also given the first clues of what the Lian Li PC-Q07B hides inside. The I/O shield mount and the bracket that holds in place a standard ATX power supply are only separated by a set of ventilation holes, meaning that there is a 70 mm height limit for a CPU cooler. Sadly this case only features one expansion slot, limiting compatibility with most modern graphic cards,
Along the bottom we see the 4 screws that hold in place the 3.5″ HDD mount found inside the Lian Li PC-Q07B. We also find 4 screw holes to mount a 2.5″ storage device. The four rubber legs prevent the case from sliding if you decide to leave the case on an uneven surface.
On the right side panel we see more of that simple and clean theme found everywhere in the exterior of the case. We also noticed that both side panels are held in place by 6 small screws that could be easily lost. It would have been more convenient if Lian Li implemented some of their tool-less mechanisms to open the side panels of the Lian Li PC-Q07B.
On the other side we find a very similar side panel except this one features a semi-open portion which provides the power supply with enough air. We also find more of those sneaky screws that make removing and installing the side panels a tedious task.