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Friday, 10 September 2010 11:20

Lancool PC-K62R Red Dragon reviewed - The insides

Written by Muamer Odobasic
dragonlordamala1

Review: Red for the win


The insides


Lancool PC K62R Red Dragon case’s insides are painted red, which makes this a treat for your eyes when the side panel has a window on it. Good thing about this case is that HDD trays are slid outwards, so there’s no need for removing the graphics card every time you switch disks. The case supports microATX and ATX motherboards.

If you’ve no experience in mounting motherboards, don’t worry as Lancool marked the appropriate holes for ATX and microATX motherboards.

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If you look at the motherboard tray, you’ll notice that it has a couple of larger holes. The largest one is behind the CPU, intended for large coolers which require back-panels. This means that you won’t have to take the motherboard out of the case in case you need to switch CPU coolers. The rest of the holes are for easier cable management, behind the motherboard where they’ll keep out of sight and out of the airflow.

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HDD trays won’t get in the way of motherboard components, but you’ll have to take the right side panel off if you want to connect or disconnect your HDD. If you have one or two HDD, you can pull the trays outwards and then disconnect the cables, but if there are more HDDs, you won’t be able to. The reason is that the cable is not long enough and will tug on the rest of the trays. Red dragon will take up to 3.5’’ HDDs.

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HDD brackets come with rubber pucks that attenuate vibration and lessen operation noise.

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The optical drive locking system comes with relatively short “nails” that enter holes meant for screws, meaning that a slighter tug or push of an optical drive results in the drive moving. Only the first two out of five 5.25’’ slots come with a toolless system that speeds up the installation, whereas the rest is old fashioned – screws and some more screws.

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Four 140mm (1000RPM) and one 120mm fan (1500RPM) are in charge of the airflow. If you haven’t been paying attention, one 140mm is on the front panel and another two are on the upper panel. The smaller 120mm fan (1500RPM) is on the back panel and it, just like the front fan, comes with a red LED lamp.

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Expansion slots on this case use a special mechanism that makes our job much easier, and we’ve already seen it on some of Lian-Li’s cases.

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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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