SilverStone Kublai KL05 Review
Published: 6th October 2015 | Source: SilverStone | Price: 55.26 |
Up Close: Exterior Overview
As we said in the introduction, we've got the Windowed version of the KL05 on test here today. If you're looking for something a little more sleek though then you may also want to have a look at the similarly priced Q model, which dispenses with the window and features a solid front panel. Measuring 525x200x494mm (HxWxD) the KL05 is quite tall for a mid tower. This additional height comes mainly from the elevated roof section, which if you haven't already guessed affords the case some pretty serious water cooling credentials.
The roof of the case is moulded in plastic, as is the front, with both panels attaching to the steel chassis. The whole of the roof panel including the mesh can be easily removed as a single piece as we'll see later when we strip the KL05 down to its underpants.
The window in the left hand side panel isn't full width, but we quite like it as it is. It looks classy, as it should in a SilverStone case and is fixed in from behind so as to sit flush with the panel itself.
The front I/O is a simple affair giving one of the few hints that the case is built to a budget. That said it still boasts a pair of USB 3s and HD Audio. under these there's a pair of 5.25" bays which, if you're thinking of going down the water cooling route, will be ideal for a bay reservoir.