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  • SilverStone Kublai KL03

    Phoronix: SilverStone Kublai KL03

    Last September we had our first encounter with the SilverStone Kublai series when reviewing the Kublai KL02. We found that the Kublai series, which is targeted at economically minded consumers, had inherited many traits from SilverStone's flagship Temjin series while costing much less. The build quality of the KL02 chassis was excellent for being a $150 case and it ended up receiving our approval. Following the success of the Kublai KL01 and KL02 cases, SilverStone has released the KL03 as another steel and aluminum chassis, but this time it comes with support for Extended ATX motherboards. In this review, we are looking at the SilverStone Kublai KL03 as we fill it up with dual AMD quad-core Barcelona processors and other high-end hardware.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12245

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    Michael, got a question on the case. How long are the 5 1/4" Bays from flush with the front bezel to the edge of the forwardmost part of the motherboard? I've found many cases although they classify themselves as server suitable and are capable of handling things like DVD drives, they usually come up short for allowing longer 5 1/4 mounting devices such as removable drive cages (or even a 5 1/4" floppy drive ). The cages usually like to ram into the ram slots or something else on the motherboard.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      Michael, got a question on the case. How long are the 5 1/4" Bays from flush with the front bezel to the edge of the forwardmost part of the motherboard? I've found many cases although they classify themselves as server suitable and are capable of handling things like DVD drives, they usually come up short for allowing longer 5 1/4 mounting devices such as removable drive cages (or even a 5 1/4" floppy drive ). The cages usually like to ram into the ram slots or something else on the motherboard.
      The KL03 should be clear of this problem. I don't have an exact measurement off hand though.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Opteron 2356 3.5GHz?

        I'm sure AMD would love to have some 3.5GHz Barcelonas to sell.

        http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...one_kl03&num=4

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