• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Kolink Launches the New Phalanx Case with Hinged Tempered Glass Panel

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
37,493 (8.53/day)
Location
Hyderabad, India
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Storage Western Digital Black NVMe 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Pro Gold 750W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
The new Kolink Phalanx is a great value midi-tower that comes with a range of comprehensive features, perfect for builders of all experience. The Phalanx comes with a brushed aluminum front panel, offering a customisable display through it's central mesh air-intake via four pre-installed 120mm RGB fans. These offer a full out of the box air cooling solution, as well as the ability to cycle through a range of colours using the RGB controller on it's top mounted I/O panel. Should you wish to watercool your build there's radiator slots for a 280/240mm top mount, 240mm front mount and an additional 120mm rear mounted radiator.

Internals are easily accessed by a hinged tempered glass side panel, making building a hassle free experience, with an angled motherboard mount for easy cable management. There's also a vented PSU shroud to cover components and cable management in the lower compartment, with cable routing for minimal exposure in the full build.



Kolink Phalax at a glance:
  • Black Anodised Aluminium design, brushed aluminun front panel and mesh intake
  • 4 Pre-installed 120mm RGB Dual Ring fans with RGB Controller
  • Hinged tempered glass side panel, with thumb screw locks for transportation
  • Room for up to E-ATX motherboards, with a maximum GPU length up to 370mm
  • Support for up to 6 x 120mm fans (3 x 120mm front, 2 x 120/140mm top and 1 x 120mm rear)
  • Watercooling mounts for up to - 1 x 240/280mm (top) and 1 x 240 mm (front) radiator
  • Vented PSU Shroud for concealing lower compartment
  • Comprehensive cable management options
  • Storage capacity configurations for up to 2 x 3.5" HDD + 2 x 2.5" SSD or 4 x 2.5" SSD
The Kolink Phalanx comes with a hinged tempered glass panel, this can be secured in place with two thumb screws when transporting your system or removed entirely by simply lifting it off. This gives you access to the main compartment, with a motherboard mount supporting up to E-ATX and angled for easy cable management to the rear case compartment. The Phalanx supports graphics cards up to 370mm in length, with a cooler clearance of 160 mm.

The Kolink Phalanx comes pre-installed with 4 x 120mm RGB fans, with optional top mounts for another 2 x 140/120mm. Should you choose, the front 3 x 120mm fans can also be exchanged for 3 x 140mm, with cables routed through a section in the top right of the case.

The fans are all connected into and RGB controller, this supports up to a total of 6 x 6-pin RGB fans and an additional 2 x 4-pin RGB LED strips. The bundled 3-pin connector allows users to install an RGB-LED controller/fan hub to work with a compatible motherboards, allowing for a more advanced control of the RGB lighting effects.

The Phalanx supports a range of water-cooling configurations, for builds which feature overclocked components, with radiators support for a 280/240mm top mount, 240mm front mount and 120mm rear mounted radiator.

When it comes to storage capacity, the Kolink Phalanx packs a dual 3.5"/2.5" HDD caddy with an additional 2 x 2.5" SSD mounts located on the back of the motherboard mount.

The Phalanx's top mounted I/O comes with 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, Power, RGB controller and audio.

Available for pre-order at Overclockers UK from £79.99.

Kolink Phalanx Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 210 x 510 x 445 mm (W x H x D)
  • Material: Steel, aluminium, tempered glass
  • Weight: approx. 6,9 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Form factor: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
  • Total possible fans:
  • 3x 120 mm / 140 mm (Front)
  • 2x 120 mm / 140 mm (Roof)
  • 1x 120 mm (Rear)
  • Pre-installed:
  • 3x 120 mm dRGB (Front)
  • 1x 120 mm dRGB (Rear)
  • Radiator Mountings:
  • 1x 120 mm (Rear)
  • 1x 280 mm (Front)
  • 1x 280 mm (Roof)
  • Filter: Roof, bottom, front
  • Drive Bays:
  • 2x 3,5/2,5", 2x 2,5" (internal)
  • PSU: 1x Standard ATX up to 240 mm (optional)
  • Expansion slots: 7
  • I/O-Panel:
  • 2x USB 2.0 (internal connection)
  • 1x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
  • 1x Audio In/Out
  • Max GPU length: 370 mm
  • Max CPU cooler height: 160 mm

View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,772 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
not a bad looking case at all imo.

My main gripe is that there is no dust filters at the front of the case, only a mesh grill to stop people sticking their fingers into the fans
 
Joined
Sep 2, 2014
Messages
443 (0.24/day)
Location
Scotland
Processor 1800x
Motherboard ax370 - k5
Cooling full - custom liquid loop
Memory 16gb
Video Card(s) vega 64
Storage nvme evo970 1TB + ssd 750gb
Display(s) c32hg70
Case h630 - modificated
Power Supply 750W - gold
Software 10 - 64bit
I like that cable mess behind, I just can imagine when case fully loaded lol.

Btw in 2019 they still use molex power connector
 
Joined
Jul 4, 2018
Messages
154 (0.32/day)
IO "front" panel is too far back... under a desk, not very friendly.
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,772 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
IO "front" panel is too far back... under a desk, not very friendly.
Then pick a different case.

I have a friend who has a desk like this one...



And rather than putting a shelf where the books and the basket are pictured here. He puts his PC on a plank of wood and slides it out a little when he needs to access the front i/O.


There are so many hundreds of cases to suit your needs in the world. Pick the one that suits you or just mod the case if youre skilled enough. Or if you really want that case then you find a way to make it work for you which could mean modding it or positioning it where you can get to it.
 
Joined
Jun 28, 2014
Messages
2,259 (1.16/day)
Location
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia USA
System Name Home Brewed
Processor i9-7900X and i7-8700K
Motherboard ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme & ASUS Prime Z-370 A
Cooling Corsair 280mm AIO & Thermaltake Water 3.0
Memory 64GB DDR4-3000 GSKill RipJaws-V & 32GB DDR4-3466 GEIL Potenza
Video Card(s) 2X-GTX-1080 SLI & 2 GTX-1070Ti 8GB G1 Gaming in SLI
Storage Both have 2TB HDDs for storage, 480GB SSDs for OS, and 240GB SSDs for Steam Games
Display(s) ACER 28" B286HK 4K & Samsung 32" 1080P
Case NZXT Source 540 & Rosewill Rise Chassis
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair RM1000 & Corsair RM850
Mouse Generic
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Tournament & Corsair K90
Software Win-10 Professional
Benchmark Scores yes
I like the looks of this case, but I also like a front mounted CD-Burner slot.
 
Joined
May 7, 2018
Messages
1,274 (2.39/day)
Location
United Kingdom, London
System Name (PC / PS4 / PS3 / PS2 / XBOX 360) and other stuff
Processor i9-7980xe 4.7ghz HT off 1.21v/ 6600k 4.9ghz 1.43v/x5650
Motherboard X299 Omega Extreme/ Z270X gaming 7/Clevo x7200
Cooling alphacool eisbaer 360mm/Silent loop 280mm/Stock
Memory 32gb ddr4 corsair vengance lpx / None yet/24gb ddr3 1333mhz
Video Card(s) Evga gtx 1080 ti ftw3 @ 2000mhz/5508mhz XOC BIOS + alphacool nexxos gpx / asus 560 ti 1gb/ 460M sli
Storage kingston ssdnow uv400 480gb ssd (os) toshiba x300 6tb (everything else)/ 750gb/10tb Elements
Display(s) ElectriQ 4k 28" TN 60hz / Samsung 931cw /1080p 17.3" laptop
Case Corsair Carbide 600c/Be quiet! Dark base 700/Lego pc case/clevo x7200
Audio Device(s) Hyper x cloud revolver s
Power Supply Seasonic snow silent 750w/Be quiet power pro 11 750w
Mouse Mad Catz Rat Pro X (x4, one with broken off scroll wheel) / Lynx bluetooth controllers x3
Keyboard Havit gaming keyboard (amazon keyboard+mouse bundle)
Software Windows 10 pro + Kali linux
Benchmark Scores Too many to fit here, but here's one. https://valid.x86.fr/eduleq
I love cases with hinges, the screw ins wore on my dark base 700 fast as hell, love my 600c hinge tho
 
Top