In this article we will see the review of the Kolink Void X case. We have all at least once stumbled upon the frantic search for a cheap case in Kolink and many have bought a Void. Now is the time to discover its natural evolution
Let’s start immediately by saying that the case we are going to talk about is, as mentioned above, an evolution of a much loved and best-selling case. The low price net of an overall good quality has made the Void. The possibility of having a case with a affordable cost, a RGB system, it’s a bel design they brought this case up. But as we all know, technology is running and it’s time for the Void to retire (perhaps).
This natural transformation into Void X what brings us back? Let’s find out together in this review.
What are the real changes? | Kolink Void X review
A careless and superficial glance could miss a series of very important changes between the “old” Void and this one variant X. The first thing that obviously catches the eye is the grande V RGB which turns into one X, in this case ARGB. The lighting system gives aoptical illusion called infinity. A stratagem as simple as it is functional and identifying the brand.
In reality, the changes are many starting from the lighting system which becomes ARGB type and which is enriched with two LED strips, the possibility ofalso conveniently install a liquid cooling system, the possibility of installing Larger GPU and also vertically. Also on the purely hardware side there are important news. In fact, if we find the same number of USB sockets (2X 2.0 and 3X 3.0) all the LED management block (cables, connectors and circuitry) find space in the rear bulkhead, hiding much better from view.
We find one 120mm fan pre-installed also of a new generation.
Obviously the tempered glass is also beautiful, giving us the possibility to show the inside of the PC. Especially now that we can synchronize the colors of the various parts if compatible.
In a nutshell, saying that the changes to this Void X are limited to a pure aesthetic restyling would be to say the least wrong.
What we find on the outside | Kolink Void X review
The case comes with all the necessary precautions. The packaging does not allow even the most distracted courier to be able to ruin the case and the most delicate parts (the side glass and the large X) are covered with scratch-resistant protective films.
The materials chosen are solid and reliable. The plastics show no creaking whatsoever and the metal that builds the skeleton doesn’t seem to bend easily. At the top we find one of the two dustproof systems. The other is located at the bottom where the power supply fan goes to act.
The upper filter is very nice, as in many other houses we have reviewed we find magnetic strips that hook to the body. Less well the more hidden filter that turns out to be one simple plastic grill wedged with the latches of the case itself. It is true that you can’t see it, but the devil is in the details and criticizing (hoping it will be constructive) is intrinsic to our work.
At the top we find four sockets USB. Two of type 2.0 and two of type 3.0. On the left side of the sockets we find the power button, two notification LEDs, a button to activate and / or deactivate the ARGB LEDs, and the reset button. About this button we would have to spend a few words with the engineers who designed it. The key is almost impossible to press and perhaps not putting it at all would have been a more prudent choice.
Below the USB sockets we find the headphone input in its classic 3.5mm size e one for the microphone. Also in this case we are not happy with having to split the cable of our headphones and we would have liked to see a single connector.
Even if we talk about installing fans, we cannot be completely happy with the limits imposed. In the back it is possible to insert only a 120mm fan and not a 140mm one, in the upper part it is possible to install two 120 or 140mm fans (We would have liked to have been able to choose between 2X140 and 3x120mm). Finally you can install 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm in the front even if the airflow will not be optimal due to the large X in plastic placed inside. About the inside of the big X we do not understand why the white color was chosen for the plastics when the whole case (internally and externally) is black.
Moving on to the assembly of the radiators it is possible to install only a 240mm AIO at the top or one of your choice between 360, 280 or 240mm for the front. Again we are not sure that being practically attached to the plastic shell of the big X is a cure-all for our temperatures. Obviously, the two side outlets will be exploited to dissipate the heat.
One last very brief point we touch with the wiring, in this case there is no system that helps us to hide the various cables except the classic slots placed here and there. This system “old school”Did not thrill us.
Interior and component installation | Kolink Void X review
As for the interior, we are faced with many possibilities. As mentioned previously, we can choose whether to mount a series of two or three fans for the front and two for the top.
Even a possible liquid cooler with attached radiator can easily find space.
Inside the case it was very easy to be able to mount large heatsinks like the Noctua NH-D15 or the Corsair H100i Elite Capellix.
No problem even in installing an ATX-type motherboard.
The installation of the components, thanks also to the large space inside the cabinet, was simple. As mentioned earlier we would have liked to have seen a cable management help system.
As for the 3.5 inch HDD you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the compartment created specifically next to the power supply. If, as in our case, you decide to use only SSD type HDDs, you can safely remove this section.
In conclusion we can say that the news compared to the previous model there are and are several. All this is not limited to having added another V ARGB and thus creating an X. Unfortunately, however, some unfortunate choices have given us some disappointments. We have not found any cable management system that can help us hide the cables needed to make our PC work. The choices for the management of the fans such as those dedicated to the accommodation of AIO type heatsinks are not many. Everything would have taken on a different meaning with a slightly lower price.
Basically, if you loved the “old model” madly and you like it even more for its aesthetics, you have a reason to buy it. On the contrary, with the same amount you can take home cabinets that offer the same quality of materials but with very different possibilities of customization.
In a nutshell, if you want this case due to its aesthetic peculiarity you will have to deal with what you can put inside to manage the airflow, free to do it, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Points in favor
- Lots of news
- Excellent materials
- An aesthetic and technical upgrade ..
- not enough to keep up with the times
- Questionable engineering choices
- Little possibility of general customization