Kolink is back with two new cases for 2023 – the Observatory Duo and the Inspire K12. The first offers a choice of two front panels so you can opt for sleeker aesthetics or cooling performance, while the latter is a performance-focused mid-tower with a mesh front panel.
The Observatory Duo is an ARGB mid-tower with four pre-installed ARGB Umbra fans. If airflow is a priority, the Observatory Duo comes with a fully mesh front panel for ventilation and if you want to throw in some extra fans, it can fit an extra four 120mm fans throughout the case. There is also room for a 360mm radiator in the front of the case for those looking to liquid-cool.
The Kolink Observatory Duo can support up to an EATX motherboard with room for a CPU cooler up to 160mm in height. A GPU up to 355mm long can be supported in the case, with 7 expansion slots included. In terms of storage the Observatory Duo can support 2x 3.5” HDDs or 2.5” SSDs. The I/O features 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Reset Switch, and 1 x Audio In/Out. The case is available in black and measures in at 212 x 470 x 390 mm, weighing 6.1kg.
The K12 doesn't have a swappable front panel, but it does come with a mesh one preinstalled, making it a perfect option for those who want to ensure good airflow. There is one preinstalled Umbra ARGB fan in this one, but you can have a total of eight 120mm fans in the case for cooling and a 360mm radiator in the front of the ccase.
The Kolink Inspire K12 supports up to ATX-sized motherboards, CPU coolers up to 160mm tall, graphics cards up to 330mm long and up to two SSDs or HDDs. For I/O, you get a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a reset switch and audio in/out ports on the front of the case.
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KitGuru Says: Both cases here offer a decent feature set for their price tag. Which one would you go with for a new build?