SilverStone Kublai KL05 Review

Cooling Options

SilverStone Kublai KL05 Review

Cooling Options

Of course the KL05 will take a decent sized air cooler, anything up to 165mm in fact will fit in just fine, but we know that's not really what you're interested in is it?

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We already know that the roof void is specially designed to take rads up to 45mm thick.  What's surprising is that with all that space there's still a good 34mm of room between the motherboard edge and the roof of the case, so you won't have any problems finding a home for your fans.  The other set of crucial measurements come when we take a look at the space available at the front of the case.  With the drive cages out there's 157mm to the edge of the motherboard tray and just under 200mm to the edge of the motherboard itself.

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We've popped our little Cooler Master AIO up in the roof to show you just how much space there is here.  In a way it's a little sad as we think there's just enough room to fit a 360 up there.  As it is, unless you want to get busy with the dremel, the biggest rad you'll get up here is a 280.  not bad by all means though.

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We've oriented our cooler with the tubes coming out towards the front of the case, but you could just as easily mount it the other way round.  They do protrude into the upper 5.25" bay a little like this though which is worth knowing if you plan to use it for anything.

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Our XSPC rad looks a little lost in there doesn't it.  Do the maths and you'll quickly work out that with 157mm of room it's entirely possible to place a 240 Alphacool Monsta Rad in here with room to spare for push pull.

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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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