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[Hexus] Lian Li launches Lancool K1 and K1-Pro chassis

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Lancool might not be the most familiar of names, but the brand owned by Lian Li promises to deliver high quality products that'll live up to our Lian Li expectations.

Today, the Taiwan-based company announced the arrival of two new mid-tower chassis; the K1 and K1-Pro. Oddly enough, there's very little difference between the two.

The K1-Pro, pictured below, aims for those who still enjoy neon lights. It differentiates itself with an all-white interior to help reflect the glow of the front-facing 14cm blue LED fan and there's a 12cm blue LED fan at the rear. It's the "colourful option", says Lancool.



Lancool K1-Pro

Other than that subtle difference, both chassis are practically identical. They both support full-ATX and micro-ATX mainboards, and have a secure PSU bay which we're told is designed to keep the PSU rigid during transportation. Both have a steel interior, giving them a chunky weight of approximately 7.2kg, and feature an all-aluminium exterior, providing a hair-line brushed finish.

As with Lian Li cases, there's anti-vibration clips for the side panels to help keep things quiet. The chassis feature a tool-less HDD bay which supports up to four HDDs and there's the usual rubber grommets.


Lancool K1

The feature list runs on, there's a removable motherboard tray with cable clips on its rear to help keep things tidy, vent holes on the PCI slot brackets, seven PCI slots, five 5.25in bays, and special clips to secure ODDs without tools. There's an I/O bracket with a dust cover on the top panel, with two USB 2.0 ports, IEEE 1394 and HD AC97 audio ports. There's even holes for those who want to do a spot of water cooling.

Sadly, there's no word on pricing or availability just yet.

Wow, it looks like it might be affordable to the masses ^__^
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I don't really see anything special about this case, I can buy a $60 case that does everything this one does. If its more than $100 then I don't see it justifiable.
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looks kinda like a cm690 Inside minus some fans
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I don't really see anything special about this case, I can buy a $60 case that does everything this one does. If its more than $100 then I don't see it justifiable.
Pre-cut cable holes
Removeable motherboard tray
Rubber grommets

But most of all your paying for great build quality
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Pre-cut cable holes
Removeable motherboard tray
Rubber grommets

But most of all your paying for great build quality

QFT

If its under $160 ish, I can see it becoming popular.
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i dono why but i really dont like it.
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umm its a Lian Li but not full aluminum =/ thats a downer =/
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umm its a Lian Li but not full aluminum =/ thats a downer =/
Steel is stronger inside cases, I prefer it to aluminium because you can knock it about a bit more without worrying about it bending.

Should also help keep the price down.
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post #9 of 21
I WANT!!!

I was gonna get the K7 but If this is as cheap, I'll definitely get this
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nice, i like the cable management holes , the holes are in the right places to hide those funky cables.....arggh can't wait till we go wireless everything hehe
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