SilverStone Released the Kublai KL05 ATX Tower

The latest SilverStone chassis comes in two variants, one optimized for airflow and with a side panel window and the other optimized for silent operation. The Kublai KL05 is a high-quality ATX tower for enthusiast builds in style with its support of everything from basic setups to liquid cooled fun.

The Kublai KL05 is easy to set up thanks to the tool-less 5.25-inch drive bays and flexible drive cages that can hold both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives.

The tall and slender case has plenty of cooling support where you can mount 240mm or even 280mm radiators at both the top and front with numerous paths for tubing.

The Kublai KL05 is offered in two versions, one with open mesh at the front for extra air intake and the other comes with sound-absorbing foam and a closed front. Both types have easy to remove dust filters.

As it is sold, you can mount two external 5.25-inch drives and six internal 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. Howevr, you can purchase an additional drive cage for three more internal slots. There is room for two 120 or 140mm fans at the front and top while the rear holds one 120mm fan and the bottom plate can hold up to two 120mm fans.

Eight expansion slots give enough room for multi-GPU setups and the case comes with two USB 3.0 and audio ports in the front panel. CPU coolers can’t exceed 165mm height and PSUs shouldn’t exceed 225mm. Graphics cards up to 406mm (16-inch) should be supported as well, but that is without HDD cage in front of the card.

The recommended End User price (excl. VAT) is $69.97 USD for both the KL05B-Q and KL05B-W. Both will available in stock on the 16th of June, so you don’t have to wait long if this is something that you’d fancy.

Silverstone Releases Kublai KL06 MATX Chassis

Silverstone has released the first micro-ATX chassis in their Kublai series that is built with an optimal layout for efficiency. The new chassis is the KL06 and it comes equipped with dual 120mm quiet fans for cooling multiple drives and high-end components in a classic wrapping.

The internal body structure is based on the benchmark Temjin TJ08-E and Precision PS06, resulting in a new design that meets both current and future demands. There is enough space to accommodate graphics cards with a length of up to 13.5 inch, CPU cooler up to 165mm height, and PSU of up to 180mm length. Externally you’ll get two 5.25-inch bays and inside there are another one 3.5-inch and eight 2.5-inch drive bays.

Besides the two front side intake 120mm fans, the KL06 also has room for a rear 120mm exhaust fan. The front panel features two USB 3.0 ports as well as audio jacks for your headset.

For easy assembly and more convenience, the KL06 features a removable drive cage, motherboard tray, and top panel. The filters are accessible from the outside, which makes the normal maintenance very easy too. The SilverStone Kublai KL06 is a cool looking chassis full of features, and the price isn’t bad either. The recommended End User price (excl. VAT) is $79.98 USD.

If this got your interest, then you should head right on over to our review section where you can find the full and in-depth review of just this case.

Special Features:

  • Up to eight 2.5” drives and one 3.5” drive capacity
  • Innovative drive cage design enables support for front and rear AIO liquid coolers
  • Modular design with removable drive cage, motherboard tray, and top panel
  • Includes two quiet 120mm fans
  • Convenient externally removable fan filters
  • Independent power supply intake vents

SilverStone Kublai KL06 Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction


Silverstone is one of the greatest and most established names in the chassis industry, in fact, they’re not exactly lacking in other parts of the market either, with extensive product ranges that cater to power supplies, cooling and much more. Silverstone have a lot of technical knowledge when it comes to what makes a great system and you can see that knowledge being put to great use across their entire range; something we hope to see once again in our latest review.

Today I have the latest entry in the Kublai series and this one is particularly special, as it is the first Micro-ATX form factor product in that range; no doubt to address the increased system capacities required by many of today’s high-end components, such as RAID arrays and long graphics cards.

“Being the first Micro-ATX chassis in the Kublai series, a line of cases famed for layout efficiency with classic styling, the KL06 fills the role perfectly. Equipped with dual 120mm quiet fans for cooling multiple drives and high-end components, it retains SilverStones’ signature positive pressure design for effective dust prevention.” – SilverStone

The chassis caters well to modern hardware, dropping support for lots of 3.5″ drives, favoring a setup for 8 x 2.5″ drives and just a single 3.5″ drive on the interior. Storage bays are removable to make way for water cooling, there’s room for a large graphics card, high-end PSU and a whole lot more; so let’s get right to it and take a closer look at what the KL06 has to offer!

The Kublai is a fairly simple looking chassis, but none the less, one that is very nicely designed. The left side panel is a solid panel, cut from thick steel that should help greatly reduce unwanted noise and vibrations from your system.

Another thick panel on the right side of the chassis. Both side panels are mounted with two thumbscrews at the rear, providing you with quick and easy access to the chassis interior.

The front panel is really nicely designed, with two 5.25″ drive bays at the top and a semi-transparent front panel mesh, behind which you can see the front fans.

The main I/O panel has all the usual ports and switches while also being another of this years chassis to drop the older USB 2.0 ports entirely.

The front cover can be easily removed via clip at the bottom, allowing you to easily clean the filter and maintain your fans.

Around the back, you’ll quickly notice that the motherboard mounting is inverted, with the I/O at the bottom and the PSU mounting at the top. There’s plenty of ventilation here, an optional fan mount at the bottom and a screw on protective cover for the four expansion slot mounts.

The top panel has a large ventilation section for the PSU air intake.

It has a magnetic dust filter attached, which is far easier to keep clean than most PSU filters that are located on the underside of the chassis.

There’s four rubber feet on the bottom of the chassis to help keep it firmly in place, even on hard surfaces.