SilverStone Kublai KL05 Review

Up Close: Interior

SilverStone Kublai KL05 Review

Up Close:  Interior

With the roof section removed we get a better idea of the size to the chassis and the extent of the roof space made available.  Remembering that this case costs just £55 it's no great crime that you don't get any rubber grommets.  What you do get though are oodles of well placed management holes, just look at those two up at the top of the motherboard area.  The KL05 also affords the builder plenty of room to work in.  Talking of room, although only 200mm wide the KL05 can still take CPU coolers up to 165mm tall.

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The KL05 comes with two 5.25" drives, which are of course tool-less.  5.25" might be getting a bit long in the tooth now, and if this were an ultra cool, ultra sleek case we'd be laying into the choice to embellish it with the bays.  As it is though we don't think they detract too much from the overall classic styling of the case, and after all do offer bay res potential.

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Storage is split between two 3.5" bays, with each back of three offring room for either 3x3.5" or 3x2.5" drives

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Either the upper or both of the cages can be removed by means of simple thumb bolts on the reverse side.  Removing them both frees up room for GPUs up to 400mm in length as well as opening up a mahooosive space for radiators.  Oh, and if you really have to, you could put a pair of 120s in the base...but don't, it looks ugly.

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Aside from fans there's also room for PSUs up to 220mm long, which should be enough for anyone.  Although not luxurious accommodation, the fans stand on four foam pads which should serve to remove some noise and vibration from the chassis.  At the rear we see that there's room for a 120mm fan although none is fitted.  A rare find for a SilverStone case though was quite a bit of clumping of the powder coat on the vented PCI covers.  Not a biggy as it easy brushed away, just very out of character for SilverStone, even in their budget cases.

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Most Recent Comments

06-10-2015, 18:37:21

realneil
Good case with decent options for cooling.
I like the fact that it has 5 1/4" bays on the front. For me, this is necessary.
The price is pretty good too.Quote

06-10-2015, 19:02:57

Dicehunter
You excite a man with the possibility of an OC3D video only for those dreams to be squashed and thrown away.

Wii needz moar viddeoz

Good written review though Quote

07-10-2015, 01:16:16

Feronix
It just looks so odd to me with that small window and the tall roof. I don't think I could have this on my desk without being annoyed by that on a daily basis.Quote

07-10-2015, 06:29:05

Kilbane
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
It just looks so odd to me with that small window and the tall roof. I don't think I could have this on my desk without being annoyed by that on a daily basis.
I can second that, it just looks uninspiring.Quote
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