I had to look back at the last time I received something from LanCool. I knew I looked at the PC-K62 a while ago, but upon further looking I just realized it was in September, of 2009! - Things have been busy for LanCool, and as I look over their site again I see that a lot has changed. Not only were there additions to the Dragon Lord series of the K-62, but new series' of chassis designs have been introduced. I am speaking of the First Knight Series, of which we got our newest arrival to my desk.
What the basic idea is with LanCool, is to take all the good things out of the much more expensive Lian Li lineups, and with the use of steel over aluminum and plastic around the outside, LanCool has brought high dollar concepts to the masses at a really reasonable price. Things like using 140mm fans to cool the chassis, tons of dust filters, tool-free mechanisms and modularity much like Lian Li offers. This specific LanCool packs a few things into the chassis that I haven't seen done like this, but I will save those for later. I have to hold something back to keep you interested!
Currently the First Knight Series has five entries. There are windowed and non-windowed versions of both the PC-K59 and the PC-K 57. The former is a version of the chassis we are going to be looking at today, the second has a more "Transformer" looking bezel. Those four plus the PC-K63 which we are about to have a look at round out the five designs in the First Knight series. Since I have only had one other LanCool chassis to date, I really am not too versed on what is typical from them just yet, but I am fully aware of what mid towers are offering, and I have had enough Lian Li chassis' to spot the similarities and key features brought over from them. Let's have a look at what kind of blend of features LanCool has delivered this time.