Xingu Kaiyuan K1 Case Review: Open A New Era Of Atx 3.0


[Bestbuy618DIY Hardware Channel] Despite the fact that the growth of mobile Internet has gradually left the DIY market cold by users, However, veteran gamers believe that PC gaming is still the best option. When it comes to current chassis trends, tempered glass and miniaturization are the most popular hotspots in the DIY industry. Furthermore, there are many manufacturers of equally impressive products, SilverStone inverted 38 degree chassis is an excellent product in the eyes of many people, I am still using SilverStone TJ08B-E is a product. Xingu recently launched a new Kaiyuan K1 chassis, with the traditional ATX, inverted 38 degrees, flat motherboard different, the motherboard of this case using the new ATX 3.0 architecture, through the horizontal air duct, vertical installation Furthermore, ATX 3.0 chassis can provide better cable management while also providing efficient heat dissipation, resulting in a more concise out of the line effect.

The Xingu Kaiyuan K1 is a standard mid-tower chassis with a length of 43cm and a height of 48cm, which is not small, while the width of 218mm allows this chassis to accommodate most tower radiators on the market. The front of the chassis can accommodate three 12cm or two 14cm fans, each supporting 360mm coolers, while the rear can accommodate two 12cm or two 14cm fans, each supporting 280mm coolers. The chassis has two 3.5-inch mechanical hard drive bays and four 2.5-inch hard drive bays for ample storage.

Exterior Design The Xingu Kaiyuan K1 is a mid-tower chassis that can be fitted with a standard ATX motherboard. The chassis’s lines are simple and straightforward, and the front side is outfitted with an RGB strip that supports adjustable lighting to provide a cooler lighting effect. The left side of the chassis is made of tempered glass, and the open-page design eliminates the problem of perforating the tempered glass, resulting in improved mechanical strength and integration.

To provide better protection for the chassis, the right side is made of traditional metal with a thickness of 0.9mm.

Xinguhai prepared four 2.5-inch hard drive bits and two 3.5-inch hard drive bits for the Kaiyuan K1, two of which are located on the back of the motherboard and can be removed by hand-screwing; the other two 2.5-inch hard drive with two 3.5-inch design together, the top installation 2.5-inch hard drive, the bottom installation 3.5-inch hard drive Xinguhai very thoughtful bit of mechanical hard disk equipped with shock absorbers, there is news out of the mechanical hard disk caused by resonance. The chassis I/O design at the top, from left to right are the boot button, restart button, two USB3.0, two USB2.0 and 3.5mm microphone, 3.5mm headphone hole. Only after the dust net is removed can the case’s front fans be installed, and up to three 12cm RGB fans or a 360mm cooling row can be paired. The front panel has vents on both the left and right sides, and the front fans can be fed through both vents.

The bottom of the chassis has four support feet with non-slip spacers and a rear extraction design for the power supply dust screen, making it easy to remove and clean. The rear of the chassis has been changed due to the new ATX 3.0 design, allowing for the installation of two 12cm or two 14cm fans, bringing horizontal air ducts. The rear can also be paired with an all-in-one or DIY cooler that can support up to 280mm coolers.

When installing the cooler, players should keep in mind that the cooler fan should be facing the top of the motherboard; the author’s installation direction is incorrect because the inductor on the motherboard interferes with the cooler, so the traditional installation direction must be used.

The top of the motherboard has a lift-off cover, and the motherboard’s rear I/O ports and graphics card output ports are oriented upwards. The chassis comes standard with seven PCI-E expansion slots, each with a protective baffle to protect the expansion slot, users can remove the corresponding baffle for installation according to demand. Xingu Kaiyuan K1 chassis with power supply under the design, not only conducive to the internal heat dissipation of the chassis, while making the chassis lower center of gravity, the process more at ease.

So, on one side of the tempered glass, the minimalist design is visible, while the other side of the chassis is reserved for adequate cable space, and the chassis can support up to 200mm power supply, which is basically compatible with various specifications of power supplies on the market.

The user can remove the fixed steel plate with their bare hands from the location of the graphics card designed two 2.5-inch hard drive position, the bottom front is two 3.5-inch hard drive cage, the top of the hard drive cage can be installed two 2.5-inch mechanical hard drive, but does not provide shock absorption function, the user if you want to install 2.5-inch mechanical hard drive also need to join the shock absorption pad, the installation of solid-state drives is no such pr

Cooler: Centaur Ice 130 CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K (3.2GHz ES version) Motherboard: iGame Z370 Vulcan X

Graphics card: iGame RTX 2070 SUPER Vulcan X OC Memory: Lightway Hummer 8GB

Mindset Dictator RGB 480GB SSD Hard Drive: Western Digital 7200 RPM 1TB Blue Disk Apex AG-750M Power Supply

Case fan: Xingu GE-12 seven color case fan Please disregard the installation process and focus solely on the machine effect image. The back of the chassis alignment design is simple, and the chassis reserved location for alignment can be found. The motherboard, graphics card installation is not complicated in the installation process, the chassis is also quite sufficient space for threading and plugging, the user can very easily dislike the entire set of products for disassembly and installation, because I use the tower type of air-cooled CPU cooler, so here to omit the installation and testing part of the cooling row.

If the CPU uses a one-piece cooler, it is best to choose a cold row of 280mm/240mm/140mm or 120mm, otherwise the full height of the card will have an impact on the tube; if you use DIY soft and hard tube, the same problem of how to walk the pipe through the graphics card.