Silverstone KL03 Case Review :: Silverstone KL03 Features

05-27-2008 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Longer mid-size tower chassis design for all around integration
  • Temjin quality aluminum front door finish and construction
  • Dual 120mm fans included for excellent cooling
  • Perforated expansion slot cover for improved graphics card cooling
  • Optional 120mm side fans for graphics card cooling
  • Front door and panel with vents for better cooling performance
  • Hot-swappable hard drive cage
  • Tool-less design

 Model No.

 SST-KL03B (black)

 SST-KL03S (silver)

 SST-KL03B-W (black, with window)

 SST-KL03S-W (silver, with window)

 Material

 2.5mm aluminum front door, 0.8mm SECC body

 Motherboard

 SSI, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX

 Driver Bay

 External

 5.25" x 4 or 7 without HD cage

 

3.5" x 2

 Internal

 

3.5" x 4 (vibration dampening)

 Cooling System

 Front

 

1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm,

 Rear

 

1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm,

 Side

 

2 x 120mm fan(optional for graphics card cooling)

 

 Top

 

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 Bottom

 

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 Expansion Slot

 --

 Front I/O Port

USB2.0 x 2
IEEE1394 x 1
audio jack x 1
MIC x 1

 Power Supply

 1 x Optional standard PS2 (ATX)

 Expansion Card

 Full size long cards capable

 Net Weight

 14.0kg

 Dimension

 220 mm (W) x 524 (H) x 594 mm (D)

 Extra

 One CP05 included for single hot-swappable SATA hard drive

The Silverstone KL03 case is said by them to be a longer mid-tower chassis design. Many cases on the market today have trouble with long video cards like the ATI X1950XTX card or the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX. These cards when installed in many cases will block or require the removal of a hard drive due to the cable being in the way. The KL03 can fit these long cards without problem a good thing for those wanting a long video card.


Silverstone KL03 Case Review Front

Front

Silverstone KL03 Case Review Side View

Side View


Dimensions of the KL03 are 220x (W) x524x (H) x594 (D). Compared to the Silverstone KL02 with dimensions of 203 (W)x 496mm (H) x 474mm (D), the KL03 is a much larger case in every dimension. Thus it is no surprise that the case has a net weight of 14Kg compared to the KL02’s 8Kg. This is a combination of the increased dimensions and the use of a door which the KL02 does not have.