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Friday, 10 September 2010 11:20

Lancool PC-K62R Red Dragon reviewed - First look at Red Dragon

Written by Muamer Odobasic
dragonlordamala1

Review: Red for the win


First look at Red Dragon

PC K62R Red Dragon’s looks isn’t the only selling point for Lancool’s case – there are many more surprises within the case.

There’s plenty of room in the red-colored interior. Lancool left a lot of holes in the panel that should make cable management and swaping CPU coolers a breeze, and there’s plenty of space for the HDD and optical devices as well. 

1

The case is as tough as it gets – stainless steel does that. In this case, the steel isn’t brushed but a bit rough like a fine sandpaper.

Red Dragon is 49.6cm high, 21.4cm wide and 49.8cm long. The case comes with rubber feet that help with lessening vibration noise.

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The front panel is closed with a two-layer wire mesh, which allows for air-intake without inviting dust in. Two-layer mesh is placed on most openings in the case and the inside layer, which is a finer mesh, can easily be removed and cleaned.

2

The upper part of the front panel will take up to ___ 5.25’’ optical devices, whereas the lower part is reserved for the 140mm (1000rpm) fan with a red LED lamp. The fan isn’t visible until the LED lamp lights up, and the fan draws in fresh air for HDDs/SSDs as well as the rest of components within the case.

3

On the top of the case you’ll find ON/OFF keys, 2xUSB ports, microphone and headphone jacks and Lancool’s logo. The rear part of the top panel is reserved for air-outlets. The case comes with two preinstalled 140mm fans.

4

The top panel can be taken off, but not before the front panel is removed. This “process” however, shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds.

4a

Side panels are removed by a tug backwards, which isn’t easy and it takes some force, but once in place - side panels are stable and won’t vibrate. The screws that hold the side-panels in place don’t need tools to operate – you can unscrew them by hand.

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The standard version of PC-G62R case comes with two metal side-panels, but you can order the windowed version and mount it with no trouble. We must admit that Red Dragon looks much better with the window on the side as the red interior really makes for a nice view.

5

As you can see from the following picture, there are one vertical and 8 standard expansion slots. You’ll find a 120mm (1500rpm) fan with a red LED lamp, so no lack of redness here.

Lancool seems to have thought about everything and there are two holes for external water cooling.

6

PSU is mounted on the bottom. Thanks to the rubber feet, the case is about 1cm from the floor, which helps the power supply get air.

7

The wire mesh is in action here as well, preventing dust from entering the case. Like the rest of them, it can be taken off and cleaned.

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Last modified on Friday, 10 September 2010 11:40
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+5 #1 Nooblet 2010-09-10 13:24
my pet hamster wants to explore a dungeon like this one ^3^
 
 
+1 #2 robert3892 2010-09-10 13:37
I love the black exteriuor and red interior so these are plus points as well as two fans at the top. Everything seems to be there that you need but I see two minor things that bother me. There is no side fan to assist with high end GPU heat and the placement of the fan controller should be on the front top to make it easy to get to. other than those points this is really a nice looking chassis
 
 
+1 #3 Haberlandt 2010-09-10 16:49
Nice review! :-)
 
 
+2 #4 Taoist 2010-09-10 20:22
I'd prefer the Antec 1200 to this; same features, and, at least imo, looks a lot better.
 
 
+2 #5 ehume 2010-09-11 02:08
Interesting case. Nice review.

Could you comment on the distance between the back of the MB tray and the right panel? Perhaps you might measure that distance and post it.
 
 
0 #6 ghostslayer 2010-09-11 12:24
I think, if u want air cooling, it need more fan from side... And if u want some water cooling, it has to much fan...
 
 
-1 #7 JuicyFruitSweeT 2010-09-12 15:15
Dislike how the connector for the CPU go! Look at that, they should made a hole management for the CPU power instead go pass the CPU Cooler like that =( Or there is but the dude who installed this PC is a noob?
 
 
0 #8 ehume 2010-09-12 16:15
Quoting JuicyFruitSweeT :
Dislike how the connector for the CPU go! Look at that, they should made a hole management for the CPU power instead go pass the CPU Cooler like that =( Or there is but the dude who installed this PC is a noob?


Perhaps there is not enough room behind the mb for the cpu cable. That's why I asked how much space there is.

OTOH, maybe the author just doesn't have a cpu cable extension cable.
 
 
0 #9 arclight 2011-07-26 10:38
Quoting JuicyFruitSweeT :
Dislike how the connector for the CPU go! Look at that, they should made a hole management for the CPU power instead go pass the CPU Cooler like that =( Or there is but the dude who installed this PC is a noob?


Idk what you're talking about. On page 4 ("The insides"), the first picture from top to bottom shows quite clearly there is a hole above the mobo stand-off for routing the 8 pin CPU cable. Next time pay some attention to the review before commenting.
 

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