Lancool PC-K62 R Review

Initial Impressions

Lancool PC-K62 R Review

Initial Impressions

Lets start at the top and work our way down because on the roof is one of the most prominent features of the externals of the case. There is a large slatted grill the covers the majority of the roof which is cleverly concealing 2x140mm fans, moving towards the front of the case there is a very understated I/O panel with the 2x USB, power and reset plus a mic and headphone jack. Moving round to the front there is a simple clean slatted meshed panel all featuring handy dust filters.

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So far the case has been clean, simple and somewhat understated. Moving round the back of the case you get a first glimpse at this case party piece. Removing the side panel  brings forth a colourful assault on your eyes, all of the internals of the case are powder coated in a bright vivid red, being somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to the finer touches I noticed that it is not just plain red, there is actually a subtle silver pearl over the red giving those of us who love our details something to bore our friends with!

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The case comes with all the fans included, 2x 140mm in the roof, and 2x smoked 120mm fans with red LED's one in the front and one in the rear. Talking of the rear, those of you familiar with Lian Li's will recognise the tool free PCI locking mechanism. There is a large CPU socket cut out and a selection of cable management holes. Glancing at the front you will find 5x optical bays, 2 of which have tool free mounting brackets. The hard drive mounts have an interesting locking feature, you simply loosen the thumb screw that allows the locking rail to be slid up and this allows the hard drive cages to be removed. Whilst talking of the hard drive cages these are also tool less, you quite simple click the drives securely into place.

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Continuing the tool less theme the PSU fitting also received some love for those among you scare of screw drivers. You place your PSU above the dust filtered vents in the floor and simply clip your PSU into place with a very simple bracket. As a means of testing I stood the case on its nose, and the my heavy Corsair HX1000w didn't budge proving that its a very capable means of fitting. Last but not least the K62R ships with a second side panel fitted with a large window, I'm unsure why you get the plain and a windowed panel but having the choice could be very handy.

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As usual we run all our case fans @ 12v, at this voltage the case is audible but its not loud very much less unbearable. Ive had the pleasure of sitting beside the K62 for the last week, even with the fans at 12v its not bothered me at all. The cooling in the case has kept our test equipment at very good temperatures, the GPU's never went above 72c but the 2x 140mm fans in the roof definitely helped keep the Q6000 below 50c. All in all cooling wise the case is very capable. Turning the fans back down to silent meant all I could hear was the pair of GPU's, the reduced airflow meant a 54c CPU and 75c GPU's so even in silent mode it cools very well.

Let's march on to the conclusion.

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Most Recent Comments

06-04-2010, 06:36:15

Surprisingly good looking. Sure it's darn red, but with a mobo on it if you want a Black and Red PC you're half way there alreadyQuote

06-04-2010, 07:10:36

Yup - pretty good looking out of the box to be fair.Quote

06-04-2010, 08:02:16

£95 is a little steep for a steel mid tower case, but I suppose the tool-less interface almost makes up for it.Quote

06-04-2010, 08:20:33

If there were watercooling opportunities inside the case I'd say the £95 would be worth it. It's a pity, it's a lovely looking case!

Brilliant review as always. Quote

06-04-2010, 08:52:17

What you all need to remember is there is only so much you can cram in to a small chassis. They could have made the top bigger for water but it would have been ugly.

This is a very well made case, and with the red rather than plain old black its worth EVERY penny. If it had water support it would be worth £20 more imhoQuote

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