By >Tiago Santos
Lancool PC-K9 series
Lancool has just announced their new line of mid-to-high end desktop computer chassis in the mid-tower format.
The new series will boast a tool-less environment for almost every component (including PCI card holders, PSU holder and optical drives). This chassis will support up to 6 HDDs (3.5-inch format in cages of 3 HDDs each), and will also enable 4 spots for the most recent 2.5-inch SSDs.
This case will also feature USB 3.0 connectors, two 140mm frontal fans and one 120mm back fan.
On top of it all, there will be clips and places to stow the cables in a tidy way with the new cable management system from Lancool.
From what we could know, the new case will be on sale this September with a price tag around $120 to $140.
- Tool-less PCI card holder that holds up to seven PCI add-on cards; installation involves simply locking the arm into position.
- Tool-less PCI card clips are made of steel, guaranteeing a reliable grip and saving the parts from wear and tear.
- Tool-less optical drive mounting that supports standard 5.25” optical drives.
- Tool-less PSU holder that allows users to insert the PSU into position, and then just close the aluminum PSU holder.
The chassis’ modular HDD cage supports six 3.5-inch HDDs (three 3.5″ HDD cages in two separate modules) and four 2.5-inch HDDs, using thumb screws with rubber suspension. Users can also choose to have their HDDs face forwards or backwards. The top cage module can be removed, allowing a full 415mm interior space for those who prefer longer VGA cards.
The Lancool PC-K9 is equipped with two USB 3.0 connectors for 20-pin connectors, to meet up the latest standard of motherboards. Two fans (140 mm in the front, and 120mm in the back) prevent user components from overheating. The upper fans and air vents below the PSU include washable air filters to keep the inside of the case clean.
Lancool recognizes the importance of good cable management and is the first to introduce a unique set of clips along the back of the case that keeps cables neat and easy to manage. In additions it features holes for easy use of cable ties at critical locations.
There are 3 versions available for the PC-K9 black color series – standard steel color called PC-K9A; all black interior called PC-K9X; and black interior with a window side panel called PX-K9XW.