Lian-Li Lancool PC-K63

Weighing 22.9lb (10.4kg) and measuring 215mm wide, 530mm long and 530mm tall, the Lancool PC-K63 is a bit larger than you'd expect to find in a mid-tower. Despite being considerably heftier than the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, the PC-K63 only costs $10 more following recent price cuts.

Although it's based on the same chassis as the PC-K62 we reviewed almost two years ago, the PC-K63's outer shell has been drastically overhauled -- for the better if you ask us. Somehow, the Lancool PC-K63's aesthetics manage to be flashy enough for gamers and tame enough for general users.

Its fa├žade is very similar to the Enforcer's in that there are three external 5.25" bays followed by a large mesh, which allows the dual front mounted fans to draw in cool air. The large red activity light above the drive bays adds a splash of color to an otherwise mellow, all-black finish and it works very well.

A single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, dual audio jacks and the power/reset buttons sit flat on top of the PC-K63, melding into the chassis instead of popping out on a diagonal riser as we've seen with the HAF X and others. Farther back, you'll see a series of large grills to dispel heat from the case.

The left door features a massive Perspex window which is shaped to resemble the PC-K63's side silhouette. Around back, we have a fairly typical layout that sees the power supply mounted in the bottom of the case, while there are a pair of half inch holes for water cooling hoses.

The PC-K63 is well stocked with features, but given its price, we think the Enforcer has an edge. While the motherboard tray features a square hole for rear CPU access, there are limited cable management options and very little room behind the motherboard tray to stow thick power cables.