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.

Everything else about the Lancool PC-K65 is about versatility. There are two removable HDD cages each supporting three 3.5″ drives and two 2.5″ drives. This means you can either have one cage with up to five HDDs/SDDs and16.33 inches (415 mm)of room for graphics cards or you can have up to ten HDDs/SSDs with 11.22 inches (285 mm) for graphics cards. The side panel comes with cut outs for two additional 140/120 mm fans for extra cooling.

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.

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Lancool Announces New Mid-Tower Chassis PC-K65

Versatility with a Tool-less Design

29 February 2012 – Lancool, a manufacturer of mid- to high-end computer chassis, announces their new mid-tower PC chassis – PC-K65 – designed for ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards.

Equipped with 2 modular HDD racks, the Lancool PC-K65 supports up to six 3.5-inch HDDs and four 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, which can be set to face forward or backward. For those who prefer longer VGA cards the top cage module can be removed, giving users a full 415 mm of interior space. The racks’ tool-less design allows users to easily install their hard drives with the included thumbscrews. Vibrations are kept to a minimum with the rubber suspension.

The two front 140 mm fans equipped with washable air filters and the rear 120 mm fan keep hardware at optimum operating temperatures. For more cooling options the side panel has space for or two additional 140 mm or 120 mm fans. Adding even more cooling versatility, the PC-K65 has two holes for water tubes for users wanting to install a liquid cooling system.

Standard 5.25 optical drives are tool-less on the PC-K65. The expertly designed cable clamp system keep wires neat and secured, allowing cool air to flow unobstructed throughout the interior.

With the strong and durable SECC steel body and easy-to-remove detachable aluminum front panel, the Lancool PC-K65 adds elegant aesthetics to its versatility and tool-less features making it an ideal choice for any computing environment.


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