LanCool PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2009-12-29

Take all the engineering talent of Lian-Li, use it to make an affordable yet feature rich product and you end up with the LanCool PC-K58. We take this budget friendly mid size tower case for a spin and compare its performance to several competitors. Does a 140mm in-take pay off? First tool-less PSU installation worthless? Read more to find out.

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Introduction & Specs


LanCool might be a new name in the case enclosure market, the people behind the brand are no newcomers. LanCool is actually the budget brand spin-off from Lian-Li; so what’ll see will be Lian-Li inspired case designs, features and overall look, but made from less expensive materials and marketed at a lower price segment.

Today we tested their latest product from the Dragon Lord K Series.

This product review was made possible by Caseking

The K series exists of several variations based around the same core case design; adding more fans, a window cutout and other extras. We’re testing the PC-K58 which is priced at ~€70 which makes it a direct competitor to Cooler Master’s CM690 which we reviewed here.

Madshrimps (c)


The main structure of the K58 is steel which adds to the overall weight, not the ideal LANparty box if you travel around a lot; but it packs quite a bit of features for those who swap hardware on regular basis:

Madshrimps (c)

In the K58 you get 2x fans, but require special optional kit to mount any fans in the top panel, unless you get creative of course.

Let’s take a closer look at this black dragon ->
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Comment from SirMango @ 2009/12/30
I noticed that special Lian Li fan screws have to be purchased if you want to install a 140mm fan on the roof of the case. Do you know if the silicone/rubber standoffs that come with some fans (Noctua, Gelid, Nexus) can be used instead of these Lian Li screws?
Comment from jmke @ 2009/12/30
unfortunately no, those kind of rubber stand offs are completely different

those needed for this case are custom:

Comment from SirMango @ 2009/12/30
That's too bad. Lian Li should of included those fan screws with the PC-K58, because I can't find them sold at any store in Canada.

Then again, some users might not use it and it would be a waste of material.

I guess end users will have to contact Lian Li if they want some, but can't find it at any store. A bit tedious.

Thank for the reply mate