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SilverStone Kublai KL07 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week ago
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SilverStone

Inside the Kublai KL07 Continued

 

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The back of the chassis houses the last of three, 3-pin powered, 140mm fans. We do like that all of the expansion slot covers are removable, but with the external mounting mechanism, you may encounter the fact that they do not stay in place well when installing an expansion card.

 

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Behind the motherboard tray, to the left are three plastic trays which pop out on the left side, which allows an SSD to be slide into them, without removing them entirely from the motherboard tray. The wires are bundles in hook and loop straps, and the tie points are where most will need to manage PSU and front I/O wires.

 

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At the front of the chassis, under the PSU cover, is this three-bay HDD cage. Each tray will allow a 3.5" or 2.5" drive to be installed, and the cage can move away from the front or can be removed altogether.

 

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The location for the PSU is at the back, with wide slots to allow the PSU to breathe. The PSU rests upon steel bumps, and the two can be seen with tabs to keep the PSU from sliding too far in. Keep in mind, the use and placement of the HDD cage do play into what PSU will fit.

 

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On the left we find the power LED, power switch, reset switch, and HDD LED wires, all of which are black. There are two native USB 3.0 connectors, one of which is for the Type-C port, and the other is for the pair of USB 3.0 ports. Lastly, we have the HD Audio cable, which is also sleeved in black so that all of these wires blend in with the chassis.

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