I have stated in the past that I love PC cases that have understated looks. I have been asked where do I draw the line between something with an understated design and a case that is too basic. Well I have a great example of something with a design I consider basic and unimpressive, but I would still recommend considering for a build. This is the new Lancool PC-K65.
I will be frank, I think the exterior design of this mid-tower case is plain and uninteresting; however it comes with a nice set of modern features at a great price. The Lancool PC-K65 has an brushed aluminum detachable front face panel with everything else being SECC steel. This case can be 100% tool-less with everything from the back expansion slots to the 3.5″ HDD screws being thumb screws. Two of the three front 5.25″ bays have steel tool-less latches. This leaves the rest of the front panel for two 140 mm intake fans feed by circular vent holes.
The Lancool PC-K65 is rounded out with built-in wire clamping system to keeps wires in a neat, hidden column, gel pads for your PSU to rest on, and a front panel I/O with one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and standard HD audio.
This mid-tower case has it where it really matters for an MSRP of $99. If you don’t need or want the flair of other case brands, or just want something cost efficient that will last for years to come, you can’t go wrong with the Lancool PC-K65. This would also be a great case for modders as everything is a flat steel surface and the interior lends itself to working well with custom interior layouts. Either way, this is “the basic box” done at a premium level.
More details here.