Simplicity at its best: Lancool PC-K62 Casing Review
Removing the side panel is a piece of cake - simply remove the thumbscrews at the back and slide the panel out. This marks the start of our tool-less journey. We have an issue of a warped panel due to the acrylic side window, but we think this is fairly common for mass-produced windowed panels anyway.
The PC-K62 comes with four fans factory-installed. A 140mm blue LED fan located at the front panel of the case, two more 140mm blue LED fans mounted on top of the case and a standard 120mm fan at the back of the case.
The image shows the airflow within the case. Besides that, we can see that although the internals is pretty compact, but there wouldn’t be any problems throwing in large graphics cards, or a stack of hard drives.
The 140mm intake fan is positioned directly in front of the hard disk cage. The cool air is passed directly across any installed hard disks before entering the main space within the casing.
Notice the small touches such as vented hard disk trays and the rubber grommets around the screws on the HDD racks which serve as noise and vibration dampeners.
Peering at the top of the case from the inside reveals the positioning of the two 140mm fans.
Here we have a close-up of the vented PCI slot covers, plus we see here a retention device for the PCI cards which eliminates the need for screws.
As we mentioned at the start… There you have it, Lian-Li fans in this Lancool PC-K62.
Hidden on the underside of the PC-K62 is a removable dust filter for the PSU intake.
If your PSU has a straight-through design where the fan is located alongside the power switch and power inlet, the dust filter isn’t absolutely necessary and you could remove it if you want to.
The rubber feets are big and thick, raising the case a noticable bit off the ground. But with rubber feet so thick, vibrations caused by spinning parts are more or less eliminated before they can travel to the table surface.
Cable management is important to ensure smooth airflow within the case, as well as easy maintainance of components. To help the user with that, Lancool has provided a simple cable management strip to slot various cables in.
Screwdriver is non-existant here… Retention devices are used for 5.25″ drives as well.
Did we mention tool-less? Well let us mention that again: tool-less. You don’t even need pliers to remove the panels. Simply push them off the catches and slide, and out they come. But please don’t be mistaken, even though they can be removed easily, they are tight-fitting when everything is put back together.
The dust filters can be removed easily for cleaning. Vacuum them, or wash them and put them under the sun, it’s your choice. Place the filter back after airing and snap the drive cover back and you’re done.
The rest of the metal plates can be removed should you need to install more than one 5.25″ bay drives. Or if you want the case to be really, really airy, you can just remove all the metal plates. Airflow is now unobstructed as cool air can now enter via the drive bay covers (which have dust filters of course).
The front fan dust cover can also be removed for easy cleaning.
Unlike most cases, the top panel of the PC-K62 can be removed as well.
Removing the top cover reveals the two, uh, Lian-Li 140mm LED fans in full view. They are also easy to replace (if you really want to) by unscrewing them from the inside of the case; no hidden hooks whatsoever.
There is a cut-out on the motherboard holder itself to allow users to replace heavy-duty heatsinks without removing the motherboard. Large heatsinks usually come with their own back-plates, and in order to install them together with the heatsink, you need to remove the whole motherboard, which can be quite annoying to do so.
There are also a couple of cable management holes for you to run your wires through from the back to minimise visible clutter and airflow blockage.