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Written by Alex Hanson - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Silverstone Kublai KL03B-W Mid-Tower ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SilverStone Kublai KL03B-W

For the longest time, computer cases were neglected. So it's about time that some thought went into the design of these historically overlooked PC components. Now it seems computer case designs are changing faster than ever. Of course now you have literally hundreds of products to choose from. The problem comes when trying to select the best one for you. There are of course some big names and not so big names in the industry. I've always thought of Silverstone as a manufacturer of very expensive high end computer cases. Well, that all changed when I first learned of the Kublai series cases from Silverstone, I was excited because I knew that finally I could afford to own a true Silverstone computer case. I had always admired them but knew I could never afford their steep price tags. Now that has all changed with the Kublai series. This is actually the third installment of the Kublai series cases, also known as the KL03 series of which also comes in several different flavors too.

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Silverstone's third Kublai mid tower chassis is made for aficionados and serious computer enthusiasts that require a high level component with no trade-offs for cooling and quietness. Following the designing concept of previous chassis from Kublai series, the KL03 also possess many features borrowed from the Temjin series. Constructed using steel and aluminum, this chassis strikes a great balance between external aesthetics and excellent structural rigidity. Benchmark Reviews tests the Silverstone Kublai KL03B-W mid-tower ATX computer case in this article.

Kublai Series Features

  • Longer mid-size tower chassis design for all around integration
  • Temjin quality aluminum front door finish and construction
  • Dual 120mm fans included for excellent cooling
  • Perforated expansion slot cover for improved graphics card cooling
  • Optional 120mm side fans for graphics card cooling
  • Front door and panel with vents for better cooling performance
  • Hot-swappable hard drive cage
  • Tool-less design

KL03B-W Specifications

Model No.

SST-KL03B (black)
SST-KL03S (silver)
SST-KL03B-W (black, with window)
SST-KL03S-W (silver, with window)

Material

2.5mm aluminum front door, 0.8mm SECC body

Motherboard

SSI, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX

Multimedia

--

Resolution

--

Driver Bay

External
5.25" x 4 or 7 without HD cage
3.5" x 2
Internal
3.5" x 4 (vibration dampening)

Cooling System

Front
1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm,
Rear
1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm,
Side
2 x 120mm fan(optional for graphics card cooling)
Top
--
Bottom
--
Internal
--

Expansion Slot

7

Front I/O Port

USB2.0 x 2
IEEE1394 x 1
audio jack x 1
MIC x 1

Power Supply

1 x Optional standard PS2 (ATX)

Expansion Card

Full size long cards capable

Net Weight

14.0kg

Dimension

220 mm (W) x 524 (H) x 594 mm (D)

Extra

One CP05 included for single hot-swappable SATA hard drive

About the company: Silverstone

Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices.

With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.SilverStone-Logo-250px.png

Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.

Philosophy
SilverStone Technology's philosophy is based on our recognition that merely having innovative expertise within the industry is not enough. Our objective is to ensure that our expertise is delivered to all products with consistency, in response to user's needs, and with maximum user satisfaction. SilverStone Technology thrives on challenges of rapid technological advancements and creating aesthetic standard for the industry.

Company Quality Policy

* Outstanding Design
* Perfect Quality
* Customer Satisfaction



 

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