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INTRODUCTION
When the first Kublai series chassis was introduced in 2007, it had innovative storage design that was ahead of its time. For the Kublai KL04, SilverStone engineers again looked to raise the bar with a design that can accommodate four 5.25” drive bays, nine 3.5” hard drives, and up to six 2.5” SSDs. This astonishing amount of storage capacity for a mid-tower chassis is unprecedented and comes with no compromise to compatibility. Expansion cards or graphics cards up to 17 inches long can be installed without the need to remove hard drive cage and even with all hard drive bays filled, cards up to 12.8 inches can still be used. To cope with densely packed hard drive bays, repeated thermal tests and revisions were made to come up with an airflow layout that is capable of handling all hard drives installed without negatively affecting the rest of the system. The right front positioning of the intake fans also helps to divert noise from leaking out directly to the front of the chassis. For 2.5” SSD or HDD mountings, the KL04 has specially designed cages that can be mounted in two locations depending on user needs. If you are looking for a chassis with server-like room for expansion but only limited footprint for a mid-tower, the KL04 is the choice.

 
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Incredible ten 3.5” hard drive capacity
  • Flexible multi 2.5” drive slots
  • Beautiful SilverStone-styled front panel free of venting holes
  • Positive pressure design for effective dust reduction
  • Motherboard back plate opening for quick CPU cooler assembly
  • Support eight expansion slots cards up to 17 inches long
  • Quick access and removal for fan filters
  • Smart backside cable routing design


FEATURE PHOTOS
 
 
Quiet 120mm fan included for rear exhaust
Two top fan slots support 120mm and 140mm fans (one 120mm fan included)
Classic SilverStone styled front panel free of unsightly vents
Smart cable management design with multiple pass-through holes
 
Four tool-less 5.25" drive bays
ATX/SSI-CEB compatible motherboard tray with cut-out for CPU cooler backplates
 
Two 120mm fan slots on right side (one 120mm fan included)
Supports eight expansion slots and graphic cards of any length
 
Cass-leading support of up to nine 3.5" hard drives
ATX/PS2 power supply compartment support any length PSU
Efficient use of space to support up to additional six 2.5" drives
KL04 Feature list
Model No.
SST-KL04B (black)
SST-KL04B-W(black+window)
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Material
Plastic front panel, steel body
Motherboard
SSI-CEB, ATX (up to 12” x 10.9”), Micro-ATX
Multimedia
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Drive Bay
External 5.25" x 4
3.5" x 1 (compatible with hard drive)
Internal 3.5" x 9 (optional 3.5” x 8 + 2.5” x 1), 2.5” x 6
Cooling System
Front --
Rear 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
Side Right:1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
Right:1 x 120mm fan slot (optional)
Top 1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
1 x 120mm or 140mm fan slot (optional)
Bottom 1 x 120mm fan slot (optional)
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Expansion Slot
8
Front I/O Port
USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply
Standard PS2(ATX) *1
Operating system support
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Expansion Card
Compatible up to 17 inches in length *2, width restriction-6.14"
Limitation of CPU cooler
168mm
Limitation of PSU
Unlimited *1
Net Weight
8.2kg
Dimension
214mm(W) x 489mm(H) x 499mm(D), 52.2 liters
Extra
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Support VESA Mount
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Remark
*1 – If bottom fan or 2.5” SSD is installed, the maximum depth for PSU is 180mm (or 160mm with extra cabling room), otherwise there are no depth limitations.
*2 – If hard drive is installed in front of the cards, the length limitation is 12.8 inches.

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Describe
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Download
KL04 Manual
v1.0
7,286 KB
     


KL04 eDM (EN-KL04-EDM.pdf)
 
549 KB

  • Q. When I fill up the drive cage with hard drives, it looks cramped with no ventilation, would this cause problems?
    A: The KL04 has a unique 5cm spacing designed between the drive cage and the intake fan, which enables cool air to flow directly onto installed hard drive’s aluminum surface. This design has been validated by SilverStone’s R&D team through repeated thermal testing to be fully capable in coping with fully installed cage. The extra 5cm spacing also allows KL04’s graphics card cooling to be unaffected by the number of hard drives installed.
  • Q. Where should I place my PC for lower noise?
    A: The hard drive fan and hard drive noises can leak out through the right intake vents so we recommend placing your PC to your right side to turn away the noise source.
  • Q. What can I do with the extra space to the right of the power supply compartment?
    A: The extra space there is designed for cable storage. If you are using a non-modular power supply, you can store extra cables there. Even if you use modular power supply, you can still store unused cables in the extra space to avoid misplacing them.
  • Q. Where can I install a dual radiator (2 x 120mm)?
    A: You may install the radiator where the top fan is located. Since installing the radiator there will interfere with a large CPU air cooler, the radiator must be used for CPU cooling.
  • Q. Why are hard drives installed upside down?
    A: This is to avoid hard drive’s connected SATA cables interfering with long graphics cards.


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