Lian Li Launches ROG Certified PC-Q17 Chassis In The UK

It has been a little over a month since Lian Li introduced us to the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) certified PC-Q17 chassis, but at the time we didn’t get a release date nor a price. The good news is that we now have both these details and can provide them to you. All that’s left now is for you to decide whether you want one of these and if it will be worth the asking price.

The UK availability of the ROG certified Lian Li PC-Q17 chassis is set to early October where you’ll be able to pick one up from our friends at Overclockers UK. The initial retail price is set to £159.90, a hefty price for such a small chassis.

The small chassis has just as a unique shape on the outside as it has on the inside. The side panel is basically just one large piece of tempered glass while the rest of the case comes in Lian Li’s trademark aluminium with a brushed front. You’ll find two USB 3.0 port and audio jacks at the bottom of the case and not on the top as usual and that is because that’s where you can mount a slot-in optical drive and make it pop the disks directly up.

The top-mounted drive bay doesn’t just work for optical disk drives, it also works for 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard disk drives and solid state drives. Very few people still want to retain the optical drive, but most people would probably rather use it for a normal storage drive. The place behind the ODD bay is designated for the power supply and that also explains why the bay is upwards. The PC-Q17 uses a default ATX power supply that can be up to 150mm long.

You can mount two 3.5-inch drives at the bottom of the chassis, two 2.5-inch drives on the side of the PSU and one 2.5-inch on the bottom of it. The motherboard tray has a large cut-out for easy assembly and maintenance. There is clearance for GPUs with a length up to 270mm and CPU coolers up to 140mm. These are values that you should watch carefully when building in a case like this. Nothing worse than ordering a fancy GTX 980 Ti card, only to find out that it doesn’t fit into the chassis.

There isn’t much room left on the insides for liquid cooling, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. The top panel can take up to 240mm radiator that will be mounted on the outside of the chassis. A clever design also allows AIO coolers to be used, just remove the top plate and the tubing can be passed through.

Product Features of the PC-Q17

  • Removable acrylic side window displays lit ROG logo and hides the PSU
  • Water cooling: 240mm on top pop off panel with mouse ears for AIO support
  • ROG Certification
  • Sloped and angled front compartment for looks, options and airflow.
  • ATX type PSU, GPU and CPU cooling support
  • Accommodates longer VGA card – up to 270mm
  • Accommodates larger CPU cooler – up to 140mm
  • Accommodates larger PSU – up to 150mm Long

Plextor Launches M6S 2.5″ Solid State Drive In Europe

Following the release of Plextors M6e PCIe solid state drive a few weeks ago, fans and enthusiasts have been eager to get their hands on the 2.5″ SATA version of the new drive due to its high levels of speed and IOPs performance.

Like the M6e, the M6S features the same Marvell ss9188 dual-core controller and Toshiba’s 19nm Toggle-Mode MLC NAND and with its SATA 6GB/s connectivity it is able to offer sequential read and write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 440 MB/s respectively. Available in three capacities, the M6S is fully backed by a three-year warranty and prices will start at €82 for a 128GB drive, €145 for 25GB and €306 for the top performing 512GB drive.

There’s no final word on UK pricing at this moment, but if the pricing of the M6e is anything to go by, it is going to be a competitively priced product within the market. If you missed our review on the M6e PCIe SSD, you can find more information on the drive here: Plextor M6e 512GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review

Source: Techpowerup