Aluminium chassis expert Lian Li has announced a new mini-ITX case, created in partnership with Asus and designed as the perfect home for the company's Republic of Gamers (ROG) boards.
The new Lian Li PC-Q17 is designed to appeal to those building a system around Asus' Republic of Gamers Maximus Impact mini-ITX motherboards. Accordingly, you will find a large illuminated ROG logo on the cage which holds both the drives and the power supply, along with a sharp-edge design which includes a sloped front and strange trapezoidal side profile.
Internally, the case includes a front drive bay suitable for a slimline optical drive or a 3.5"/2.5" drive, while a further two 3.5" and two 2.5" drive bay mounts are included elsewhere. The ATX power supply is mounted at the front, interestingly, with a flying lead leading to a power socket at the rear of the case. Two expansion slots are included, with support for dual-slot GPUs of up to 270mm in length, CPU heatsinks up to 140mm in height, and power supplies as long as 150mm.
Despite the case's relatively compact dimensions, at 201mm by 407mm and 276mm tall, Lian Li has included liquid cooling support: two cutouts in the detachable top panel allow an external 240mm radiator to be fitted and the hosing run internally without disconnection - meaning the case is compatible with all-in-one sealed-loop coolers.
Lian Li has yet to confirm UK pricing and availability for the case, with more details available on the official website