The Lian Li PC-Q25 sitting on my desk, it’s pretty small!
The side panels are the same both sides, there’s some holes at the front to allow the front 140mm fan to intake cool air and have a little handle at the end so you can remove the side panel.
The side panels simply pull off and are pushed back on, here’s one of the do-dads that hold the panels on.
The rear of the case has a hole for your motherboards IO shield plate to be installed, a hole for your PSU and two Expansion slots.
The front of the case only has the power button that illuminates when the computer is on and a Lian Li logo.
The top of the case has a 120mm exhaust fan.
The bottom has four aluminium feet with rubber bottoms to reduce the amount of vibrations transferred to your desk. Also found on the bottom is a large filter.
Taking a look inside of the case.
To install a hard drive, this is what is required; four thumb screws and two rails.
This is what it should look like once complete.
Slide your hard drives in and loosen the thumb screw seen here on the right.
Once loosened slide it up and re-tighten to lock your hard drives in.
To install devices in the expansion slots, loosen the lower right thumb screw and slide the cover back.
Install your graphics card or your chosen device and move the thumb screw back and tighten.
The hot swap bays require either a molex or SATA power connector to power the hard drives and a SATA data cable for each drive.
Unlike some larger cases the PC-Q25 doesn’t have room behind the motherboard tray for hiding cables, which is why it’s a good idea to buy a modular power supply so you only attach the cables you require.
The top fan has a filter to stop dust falling into the case while the system isn’t on. To remove the fan you simply pull it towards you and it pops out.
The front fan has a filter too which should help reduce the amount of dust getting into your system and is removed by pushing the fan towards the right of the case.
In the bottom of the case we find this, this is for installing 2.5” drives and can fit 3 2.5” drives in total.
The only two case connections are power switch and power LED.
Here’s the system with an ITX motherboard, GTX680 and a single hard drive. Unfortunately the passive PSU we bought especially for the case was too long to fit at 165mm; you need something 140mm or less.