We have tested several cases from Silverstone
these past several years, while the features and sizes and expanded, so did the price, as it increased ever further upwards. Silverstone cases are high quality builds with months going into prototype designs to find the balance between performance, looks, compatibility and price.
No, Silverstone cases are not known for the bargain prices, this leaves them out of the budget and mid-range customers who are not willing to spend hundreds of Dollars/Euros on a computer case. To remedy this situation Silverstone has decided to introduce a separate case series called the “Kublai”, whether or not this name is related to the last Khagan of the Mongol Empire
we don’t know.
There are currently 3 cases in the Kublai line-up, we received the most expensive one, the KL03 which is priced at approximately $160, which is still considerably lower than the entry level TJ series cases. The KL01 and KL02 go for ~$120.
From the box shot we can see the less conventional curve and front panel which is featured on the KL03 which comes in two colors, silver and black.Specifications
The KL03 is mid-tower case on steroids, not quite a large tower case, but considerably larger than your run-of-the-mill mid-tower case.
Interesting to note is the use of aluminum for the front panel, but metal for the rest of the case, this make the case not a light-weight at 14kg. You can install up to four 120mm fans for cooling, two come pre-installed with the case. No PSU with the case, so you have to add one yourself. The side panel can be had with a nice window, if you fancy a look inside.
Onto the size comparison and closer outside look ->