Silverstone Prepares Kublai KL04 Mid-Tower Case

A mid-range case model with an advanced features set

By on January 20th, 2012 15:38 GMT
Silverstone has already presented quite a few cases at this year CES fair, but the company still has one more model to show us, this being the Kublai KL04 mid-tower chassis which is scheduled to become available later this month.

Contrary to other more advanced Silverstone creations, the Kublai KL04 drops the aluminum construction of its peers and swaps it with a much more economical material, steel.

This enabled Silverstone to cut back on the construction costs of its enclosure and also limits the recommended retail price of the Kublai model uncovered by TechPowerUp, as the KL04 will be priced at 82.90 Euro ($107 US).

Moving to the internals of the Silverstone chassis, we will be greeted by a rather simple design that features an inverted PSU arrangement as well as two separate storage drive cages.

These can hold up to four 5.25-inch optical units, nine 3.5-inch drives and up to 2.5-inch storage SSDs, and the 5.25-inch ODD bays also feature tool-less installation for making the PC building process a much simpler affair.

Even with fully loaded drive cages, there still remains enough room in the Kublai case for the installation of graphics cards up to 325mm in length, which means that AMD's dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 should fit without any problems.

Cooling wise, the KL04 can take up to six 120mm fans (the Kublai KL04 comes pre-installed with just three such fans) and the case is also fitted with two pre-drilled holes for installing an external water-cooling system.

The front I/O panel includes the usual mic and headphone jacks, but also two USB 3.0 ports.

According to Silverstone, the Kublai KL04 will start selling January 24, and soon the case will also get a window-equipped version.

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