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  • Silverstone Kublai KL06 Case Review
  • Silverstone Kublai KL06 Case Review


    Case Layout and Features

    As was mentioned before the KL06 is based on the Temjin TJ08-E both in size and internal layout.  The case measures in at 8.3” W x 14.7” H x 15.9” D with a total volume of 32 Liters based on external dimensions.  You will find only two external 5.25” drive bays sitting atop of a large intake filled with two 120mm fans.  To the left you will find all of the front panel controls including power and reset buttons, power and HDD LEDs (in blue), two USB 3.0 ports and jacks for heatphone and microphone. 

    Turning the case around we can see the layout of the motherboard in relation to the PSU.  This case features what we call an inverted motherboard design where the motherboard has been flipped upside down with the processor towards the bottom.  The power supply is located at the top of the case with the air intake facing up.

    Given that all of the intake air is handled at the front and top of the case you will see that, aside from some screw holes, the bottom of the case is very clean.  The slot located at the middle right of the case is a legacy option from when the Temjin offered a heatsink support bracket.  To the left you will notice a bunch of screw holes, these are to allow the internal drive rack to be moved. 

    Silverstone is one of the few case makers who design their cases for “Positive Air Pressure”.  Basically this means that the case will draw in more air than it can exhaust and to make this happen you need both high airflow fans and ample unrestricted venting.  You will find an open fan location at the back of the case and unless you are using an AIO watercooler it should remain open for the best performance.

    Both intake locations come with a special fine mesh filter that Silverstone has developed.  The mesh is open enough to flow unrestricted and yet fine enough to capture even the smallest particles of dust.  These won’t stop everything but works well enough to warrant monthly filter cleaning.

    The front fan filter is integrated into a removable panel.  The PSU intake comes with a magnetic 120mm filter similar to the styles included with the Strider series PSU.  Both filters are easy to remove and simply waving them in the air is enough to clean them