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LanCool First Knight PC-K63 Mid Tower Case Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 20, 2011 2:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: LanCool

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




As with most of the LanCool lineup, the PC-K63 is made of steel. There is a fair bit of plastic on the outside giving this chassis fins down the front, similar to that of an old Chevy. The way these fins curve into the top of the chassis, it gives the chassis a "leaning forward" appearance. The bulk of the roof is taken up by the large ventilated area covered with louvers, and is backed by a pair of 140mm fans pushing hot air out of the top. Moving down the front of the chassis there is a smooth curved transition from the top and right away offers you three optical bay drives with brushed steel covers. At the bottom you will find another large area; this time it's covered in mesh and allows for the pair of blue LED, 140mm fans to glow through the front of the chassis. The left side panel of the PC-K63 has a large window which carries the same angle of the front of the chassis in the right edge of the window. The right side panel is very plain, and both panels are also made of steel.

Inside the chassis there is a lot to cover. I already mentioned the optical bays, but I didn't mention that two of the three use a tool-free mechanism to secure devices here. The bottom of the front is taken up by a pair of hard drive racks that can hold three 3.5" drives, and depending on the configuration, you can hold two SSDs without any adapters. Like a few of the cases we have seen before, this LanCool also allows for the complete removal of both drive cages. With these racks in place you will have 285mm for the expansion cards, without it you have an astounding 415mm to pack cards into! The motherboard tray is a partial tray, as it doesn't go all the way across the back of the case. This usually means you need to get very creative to hide wires, not with the PC-K63, LanCool has that covered as you will soon see. The rear of the chassis allows for water cooling, houses a 140mm exhaust fan, and a tool-less mechanism for locking in cards or covers in the eight expansion slots.


I know I may have forgotten to cover a few things, but I hope the images and what I have to say in the rest of the review will cover every angle of the LanCool Pc-K63 from the First Knight Series. I already mentioned that both the Series and specifically this chassis are brand new to the market. That being said, the supply I found on Google shopping was a bit limited. Right now I can only find nine e-tailers showing current stock. You might think, this case is going to be hard to track down, and that isn't so. While pricing wavered a little bit between stores, they all came in around $125 averagely. Some shops want shipping too, while others do not. Our favorite place to link to is right on the mark with pricing set at $129.99 at, and that is with free shipping as I type this. A bit pricier than two of the three mid towers we just looked at, so why should you lean to LanCool? I hope when I am done you will see what I do, and that is that the PC-K63 packs in a full set of features and is delivering it at a really good price!


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