|Lian-Li LanCool PC-K58W Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Dan Ferguson|
|Friday, 15 January 2010|
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LianLi LanCool PC-K58W Case Review
LanCool's line of Dragon Lord computer cases offer two great advantages over many competitors. The first is the amount of customization they provide in choosing a stock model. Rather than simply providing one high end case and one low end case they provide options for several intermediate levels. The second advantage offered by LanCool is their tool-less designs. Many tool-less designs of the past have suffered from compatibility or usability problems. LanCool uses a fresh approach to alleviate the problems of the past while still providing the option to fall back on conventional installation. Benchmark Reviews recently reviewed the PC-K56W which offers snap-in hard drive assemblies. We now bring you the PC-K58W which extends the tool-less design, offers more space, more features, and more room to upgrade.
Perhaps you have used a case with tool-less hardware installation. My first experience was a PCI bar that held all PCI cards in place at once. The idea was simple, easy, and terribly flawed. All PCI cards are not created equal. The inserts often had subtle size variations that made it difficult to get the card into place, or sometimes to keep the card in place long enough to screw it down. The single PCI bar required wrangling all cards simultaneously which often proved impossible. I have similar experiences with other tool-less designs. One particularly frustrating mechanism was a spring-loaded hard drive clamp. Simply push a button and slide in the hard drive. I quickly found that some of my drives would either not lock firmly or could not be released.
Incompatibilty is a result of an inability to predict every possible design. As will be shown, the PC-K58W uses new designs to avoid these pitfalls and allows for conventional installation using screws in all their tool-less hardware.
LanCool PC-K58W Features
Large Frontal Fan
Rear Exhaust Fan
Passive Air Filtration
Transparent Side Window
Removable Top and Sides
Internal Cable Management
Bottom Mounted PSU
Water Cooling Ports
About Lian Li: LanCool
"Better idea, innovation for better life experience"
LanCool was founded with the target of providing products with better thermal solutions, more style, and more user friendliness. To provide the best IT products, LanCool headquarters are located in Taiwan, to provide high quality products and service. Our products were designed and manufactured in Taiwan.
Our Business Philosophy:
QUALITY, INNOVATION, SPEED & SERVICE
Quality: Quality is the most key element of our product, we have put a lot of effect into detail, to make sure our product is finished in high quality standard.
Innovation: LanCool's ID and R&D teams spent a lot of time to design and create new products with the latest technology, and use it in our product to ensure our product is up to date.
Speed:Speed is LanCool's advantage. Our in-house ID and R&D team, and professional factories, can turn concept into reality in very short time.
Service: Customer satisfaction is very important to us. To achieve that, LanCool will respond customer's request within one working day, and provide solution no more than three working days.
Our goal is to provide complete product lines as total service, from cases to power supplies, keyboards to mice. To satisfy our clients, we will continue to devote resources to developing more advanced technologies, retaining a spirit of innovation. It will also continue to refine its operations, enhancing efficiency and making the company even more responsive to customer needs and market changes as they arise, efficient, and providing even better service to customers.