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SilverStone Introduces KL05 Case To Kublai Series

Dubbed as a series of "Performance Tower Chassis," SilverStone's Kublai lineup of ATX and micro-ATX cases is getting a third installment called the KL05. Just like its brothers, it will also have two versions — one with a mesh front panel for better air intake and a side window (KL05B-W) and another model with no windows and a solid plastic front that includes sound absorbing foam for a quieter build (KL05B-Q).

Both cases allow ATX and micro-ATX builds, measuring 525 x 220 x 494 mm (HxWxD), and weighing 14 or 15 pounds depending on which one you choose. The front of the case features two USB 3.0 ports and headphone and microphone jacks. There's also space for 5.25-inch external drives.

On the inside, the KL05 has eight expansion slots that can fit graphics cards up to 406 mm, or if an optional drive cage is installed, up to 279 mm. For storage, it can hold a maximum of six 3.5-inch drives or six 2.5-inch drives and another two 2.5-inch drives on the backplate.

A 120 mm fan is included with both cases (a special LED fan is provided with the KL05B-W), which should get you somewhat started on cooling. The front has space for either two 120 mm or 140 mm fans, and the rear allows one 120 mm fan. The bottom of the case has space for two 120 mm fans, and the top can take two 120 mm or 140 mm fans.

Those who want to take on water cooling can install either a 240 mm or 280 mm radiator at the top with a 165 mm limit on the CPU cooler. Thankfully, SilverStone gave the KL05 a large motherboard tray opening on the case to make it easier to install the CPU cooling mounts.

SilverStone set the price for both models at $69.97 with a release date of June 16.

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  • PaulBags
    Open mesh front isn't going to be sound dampening, so there was no point putting it on the sidewall.
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  • askmeimight
    RTFA "and another model with no windows and a solid plastic front that includes sound absorbing foam for a quieter build (KL05B-Q)."
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  • demonkoryu
    Open mesh front isn't going to be sound dampening, so there was no point putting it on the sidewall.
    Mesh absorbs sound nevertheless. Ever saw a recording studio's mesh dampeners? They aren't everywhere, yet they help deal with echo (because they eatthe sound that's coming at them).
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  • Dan414
    Open mesh front isn't going to be sound dampening, so there was no point putting it on the sidewall.

    From the article: "two versions — one with a mesh front panel for better air intake and a side window (KL05B-W) and another model with no windows and a solid plastic front that includes sound absorbing foam for a quieter build (KL05B-Q)"

    Seems great for the price.
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  • egmccann
    Figures. I'd want a mesh front and no side window...
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