DEEPCOOL CK560 WHITE EDITION
Hey Everyone , Its Vinay From Gamerz Nation again , Today we have a great Chassis to review for the mid end white builds. So the guys at deepcool sent us a CK560 white chassis. Looks sleek , well designed and clean !
Getting to the point, let's get into the review.
We are reviewing here is the brand's latest mainstream chassis aimed at providing a good mix of functionality while focusing on airflow with its three ARGB fans in the front while also keeping it easy on your pocket . Case has been designed uniquely, rather than the regular mesh it has a Magnetic front panel with + shapedAir vents , how much that makes difference compared to the regular mesh we should find out in the thermals Test Section. These are the Regular specifications you will find on the website.
Out of the box , we get a pretty fresh impression of the case. The front panel is made of plastic, but it doesn't look cheap, rather pleasant.
The mesh on the front is a nice addition to the design considering the mesh patterns used by most brands. Getting on the side panel , things are pretty standard.
The front mesh is magnetic and can be removed with a soft tug. Giving you access to the dust filter. The dust filter is kept in place with a plastic lock mechanism that you can pull to access the three inbuilt fans.
Surprisingly the provided fans have a low number of blades with a sharp angle. Usually a quality of low noise low Pressure fan
Unfortunately, the front of the CK560 flexes really easily. While we do expect a little bit of flex with enough pressure, DeepCool did not reinforce this panel well, which means you can easily press it into the case all the way. Simple supports on the edge would have helped.
The main side panel is made out of glass, framed in black and uses captive thumb screws in the rear to keep things in place. The side rail is a nice addition to keep the glass from falling.
On the other side is a solid metal cover, once again with captive thumb screws. Coming to the rear of the case we get a standard PSU mount and 7 expansion slots. Nothing much is to see here except the case being provided with 140MM non-RGB Fan at the back.
On the underside is a simple mesh cover for the PSU, with larger openings. And a dust filter that can be cleaned by pulling out.
On the inside , you can see the unique grommet with a single cut down the middle for an opening. Framed in plastic, you won't have to worry about it popping out during assembly, which is a nice . On the sides of the opening are for cable management with numerous hooks for zip ties.
To the left and right of the bottom grommet are elongated openings, too. They could be used to mount the GPU holder closer to the motherboard.
Under the shroud we have two 3.5 HDD bays with tool less installation which is good.
Looking at the ceiling, you can clearly see the square vent shape and placement of the mounting. There is not a lot of height clearance between the top of the motherboard and these mounts, so odds are something may collide with an AIO, especially a 280 mm one so i will be careful while choosing the cooler
talking about the cooler case can fit large Air cooler up to 175MM which is quite nice considering new intel processors. For the front IO , All the standard cables within the case are of default variety in addition with the type C cable which is rare for this price segment . DeepCool has cut the LED cables down to just the power and HDD activity ones. In other words, there is no reset or power LED. Reset button should have been there , but long pressing the main power button should do that job too.
And the LED button cannot be repurposed as a reset button considering it has a proprietary connector.
Front IO Consists of : Power Button , 2 X USB 3.0 , Audio Jack , LED Button , TYPE C Port
The PSU Shroud is fully covered till the front part of the case leaving a gap of 6.5CM if you plan on using 360mm AIO. most Aio should fit. Back side panel and the motherboard tray has a gap of 2.8-2.9Cm which should be enough if you do the cable management right.
Back side of the motherboard tray has space for 2 2.5 SSDs and Cable management hooks.
As we have covered the case part we should be heading towards the thermals in real life, We have use the following the parts for the Demo Build We tried to get as many white components as possible for the aesthetic. CPU : INTEL I5 12600K MB : MSI B660M Mortar WIFI RAM : GSKILL TRIDENT Z 3600MHz 16GB x 2 SSD : ADATA XPG S5 256GB NVME SSD GPU : MSI GAMING X RTX 3060 PSU : DEEPCOOL PK650D PSU so we have used these components for the test build. For the price point of the case we have tried to balance the config.
for the CPU we have i5 12600K
and the motherboard we will be using is B660m Mortar Wi-Fi by MSI.
for the GPU we are going with a 3060 and a 650 watt PSU by deepcool.
so lets build this ,
With the build ready we tested it with Cinebench r23 and superposition for GPU Benchmark with the front mesh panel closed .
we get pretty good temps considering the machine is at 100% artificial load.
we get 78 degrees for the cpu and 67 degrees for the GPU.
with the front panel open we get 77 degree for the Cpu and 67 for the GPU. which is very good considering the front metal panel
is not obstructing the airflow.
With this final test concluded these are final points you should consider before purchasing the case.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Pros :
Fresh design in the front
Magnetic dust filter in front and on top
Unique grommets on main cable-routing holes
Large air coolers of up to 175 mm in height will fit
Sturdy, functional GPU support bracket
Tool-free HDD mounting
USB-C port in this price segment.
Easily removable dust filters.
ARGB Controller PCB included
Can fit a E-ATX board if you are ready to sacrifice the looks.
Nice details like the Dust filter silicon strap and Green USB 3.0 ports.
Front metal cover is flimsy, flexes easily.
ARGB cables proprietary
280 mm radiators on top may obstruct with motherboard heatsink.
E-ATX compatibility blocks cable-routing,
No reset button