Lian-Li PC-Q30 Mini ITX Case review.



Lian Li Q30

 Mini ITX based cases are rare and scarcer still are a product that uses the former standard but has a look of quality too.  This form factor is becoming a vast standard for not only Home Theatre-based solutions, but one for serious web surfing and even gaming. The reason for this is that one could simply hide the chassis in a cupboard so that to keep the home decor looking constant, instead of having a great big black box in the living room/bedroom. So given this information and convenience Mini ITX is starting to become the factor of choice for style-savvy home users. Lian Li looks set to appeal to this trend by releasing the ‘PC-Q30′ range of chassis, so without further aplomb let is take a look into their world of small form factor chassis.

According to Lian Li, they do not just have a Mini ITX case, but they have the most outrageously best looking one too.

Sgt Cage’s Rig


  • Coolermaster HAF Stacker
  • Intel Core I7 3930K
  • Asus Rampage IV extreme
  • 32GB Corsair dominator ram 1600mhz
  • 2 x Nvidia EVGA GTX680 oc
  • 2 x Magicool slim 360 radiators + 1 magicool 120 radiator
  • Primochill 240mm CTR Reservoir System
  • EK water blocks on Motherboard, CPU, Ram and Graphics cards
  • EK dual bay reservoir + EK-DCP2.2 pump
  • Mayhems Pastel Ice White water + red dye
  • Scythe Kaze-Q 12 channel fan controller
  • LG-WH14NS40 14x Bluray burner
  • 2 x Kingston V300+ 128gb in Raid 0
  • 9TB Storage

The Cooler Master Cosmos SE Experience



Over the past year water cooling ‘ready’ cases have come along at a steady pace and have now started to evolve into a viable entity in their own right. Not long ago a water cooling ‘ready’ chassis was in reality a case with two holes drilled in the back and that was the extent of it. We at Overclockers Tech embarked on a mini-crusade of-sorts in order to get the manufacturers to produce a TRUE water cooling case that did not cost in the region of £300. If the aforementioned chassis are unable to install at least a 240mm based radiator along with its fans internally then it is simply not water cooling ready. Drilling two holes in the back will not fool review sites and it certainly does not fool the most important element of all and that is the consumer.

CM COSMOS SE front angle

Mayhem’s Pastel and X1 Review


Water Cooling over the last couple of years, as any enthusiast will tell you, was in danger of becoming stagnant. Very few companies, if any, were truly innovating and the ones that were making changes, were only making minor changes at best. Essentially there were only three radiator companies manufacturing products world-wide. This being Black Ice (in the Philippines) Thermochill (in the United Kingdom) and finally the massive company in China that produces all the rest, such as the XSPC and Magicool products.

TT Sports Dracco Signature Headphones Review





Headphones come in all shapes and sizes these days, from the small in-ear type to the gigantic DJ-Style models. However with the former some people (ourselves included)  take exception, as obnoxious CHAV’s on the bus will blast the occupants of the aforementioned vehicle out with ‘their’ version of music. Whilst one in theory would find no problem with this, however to the rest of the us whom do not have our ears blocked up with ‘candle wax’ the previously mentioned phones sound much akin to that of a myriad of dried peas being shaken up and down in a tin.

Headphones Box

BIOSTAR Mini ITX Motherboard Review




Small form-factor motherboards are not by any means a new thing on the market, however the price of these have refused to go down in recent years. The latter is the most important factor as users whom purchase smaller motherboards refuse to pay the same price as the larger standards. If for example a consumer wished to purchase a Micro-ATX or Mini ITX motherboard for a Home Theatre PC only to find the extra expense of purchasing a regular processor when all they wish to do is listen to music, run as a HTPC and browse the web. To combat this manufacturers have released varying Mini ITX motherboards with the Intel ATOM based CPU. However we all know how utterly ‘pants’ as we say in Yorkshire’ the aforementioned processor really is in terms of speed, so what is needed is either a low-cost add on processor or possibly one of the on board variety in order to bring down the cost to a reasonable level. Biostar just may have the answer with their new product with their NM7OI-1037U motherboard.


Cooler Master Storm PULSE-R Headphones Review




There are a great many headphones in the world today, ranging from the budget range that sounds akin to a myriad of peas in a tin (whilst being violently shaken) to that of the ear drum rupturing kind. Being a self confessed audio boffin this reviewer likes to check out these sort of things and examine any given product for quality of sound reproduction. We at Overclockers Tech appreciate a wind range of music from Mike Oldfield to that of Heavy Metal so it is with some curiosity we review the latest product from Coolermaster Storm.

Lian Li PC-D8000 Chassis Review


Ten years ago the only chassis that a water cooling enthusiast could purchase off-the-shelf was a Mountain Mods U2UFO case. However this company was based in the USA and one had to pay an over inflated delivery charge and a worrying issue that all the panels were packed in cling film.. yes you heard correctly ‘Cling Film’ or ‘Saran Wrap’ as our distant American cousins would say. As such scratches and  dents to the powder coating were all too common.