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Deepcool CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case Review

DIY computers have always been one of my hobbies. In addition to being more cost-effective than buying the whole machine directly. DIY computers usually have more personality in terms of visual effects, and the chassis is the key to this personality. The appearance of the chassis is the first consideration for players. A cool chassis will naturally give people a deep impression. Of course, the quietness, Compatibility, and RGB lighting effects are also the focus of many players.

As a well-known brand of PC Components hardware, Deepcool’s chassis is also sought after by many players. Among them, the high-value chassis CK560 WH adopts a pure white design and comes with 3 ARGB fans. Efficient heat dissipation and cool lighting effects are all collected and worth a try for DIY players. Today, I bring you a CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case from DeepCool, a standard mid-tower chassis, which has good compatibility with all kinds of high-end hardware and is also very cost-effective. let’s take a look.

“Thanks to Deepcool for Providing us CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case for review and Featuring our White Build”

CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case Specifications

Model DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case
Type of Mid-tower Computer Case
Board Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, E-ATX, ATX
Maximum graphics card length 380 mm
Maximum cooler height 175 mm
Maximum power supply length 160 mm (380 mm when the drive cage is removed)
Number of seats 2.5″ 2
Number of seats 3.5″ 2
Sizes of radiators Front: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm; Rear: 120mm 140mm; Top: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm
Thickness of materials Glass 3.5 mm; Steel 0.5 mm
Dimensions L*W*H 471×230×456
The weight 8 kg

Packaging and Unboxing

As the latest chassis product, the outer packaging of the DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case has also been innovated into its own brand-new design language, and the overall packaging value is still quite high. The DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case is packed in a branded box, which is made of durable cardboard. The case itself is displayed on the box, as well as the main technical characteristics, and serial number. On the sides of the box, there are holes for transporting the case.

On the box there is a sticker with a photo of the case, indicating the model and specifications. This approach allows DeepCool to supply different cases in one package, changing only the sticker. When you open the box, you can see that the DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case is protected by two pieces of foam, and there is a dust bag that wraps the case in all directions to ensure safety during transportation.

The package includes a user manual, a set of screws for assembling the system, an adapter for connecting RGB lighting to the motherboard, and a set of plastic ties for laying and fixing cables.

Design

The first impression after taking the DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case out of the package is good. The case looks expensive and does not look boring. DeepCool CK560 WH has two colors to choose from Black and White. The size of the DEEPCOOL CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case is 456×230×471mm, and the net weight is about 8kg. The most eye-catching design is that the front panel adopts a hollow design, which is very recognizable and has different appearances at different angles.

The front metal panel of the chassis adopts the design of cross-cooling vents, which is also excellent in terms of workmanship. This style of holes can be seen in the new products of Deepcool. These slots are needed to cool the components in the case, by taking the air with the help of fans. The edges and corners have been smoothed, and the paint surface is delicate and smooth, which looks fresh and seductive, and has the function of ventilation and heat dissipation. The magnetic design of the front panel is very convenient for installation, disassembly, and cleaning.

DeepCool is a brand that prefers to pick up details, which should be related to its industrial designers. More consideration will be given to the convenience of use, so they made the front metal mesh into an easy-to-remove design, which is attracted by the upper and lower strong magnets. A middle net is added. The middle net is a relatively fine gauze to reduce the inhalation of dust. After all, this is a case with excellent heat dissipation.

These slots are needed to cool the components in the case, by taking the air with the help of fans. The panel itself is attached to the housing frame using magnets. Although the panel is made of metal, unfortunately, it mostly performs a decorative function. The panel is easily bent with little effort, this is due to the small thickness of the metal and the low rigidity of the structure. Behind the decorative panel is a large dust filter, consisting of a plastic frame and a mesh a fine mesh. The filter is fastened to the frame of the CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case housing using a latch.

 

Remove the front metal panel and dust filter, three 120mm high air volume and air pressure ARGB fans are located on the front, the chassis comes with a total of four fans, and a 140mm non-RGB fan is located on the back of the chassis, which is very useful for daily cooling. Enough, users basically do not need to buy additional fans. The fan blades and frame are relatively rigid and straight, so the only point that may be said by everyone is that they do not support ARGB.

All the rear vents are composed of square holes. Including seven PCIE expansion baffles and the space on the right side of the baffle, it is not difficult to see from here that the width of the chassis is very deep. The official CPU cooling height is 175MM, so you don’t have to worry about large-scale air cooling.

On the top of the DeepCool CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case is a large dust filter, it consists of a mesh with a medium cell, as well as magnetic strips that secure the filter to the case. A silicone tab is provided for easy dismantling of the filter. Behind the dust filter on the frame of the case are seats for installing 120 mm and 140 mm fans, as well as for radiators of liquid cooling systems up to 280 mm and 360 mm. The fan and heatsink mounts have been moving away from the motherboard mount to make it easier to assemble components in the case.

The front IO panel is at the front of the top of the chassis, with the MIC/AUDIO interface as the center, symmetrically distributed, and the TYPE-C interface has been added to keep pace with the times. This interface should become more and more popular later, it is better to buy the backward USB2.0 A bit forward-looking. Now everyone uses USB the most. It is more practical for CK560 to have two USB3.0 ports. If you look closely at the plastic parts inside the USB, it is also the same as the main color of the brand. The button corresponding to the square switch button is the LED light effect switching button, and the key surface has a metal effect similar to concentric circles.

Internal Structure

The left side panel is made of tempered glass with a white frame around the circle, about 4 mm thick. The single side panel of the chassis is made of full-size tempered glass. Through the internal accessories of the glass side panel, the cool lighting effect can be seen at a glance, and it can become a beautiful landscape when placed on the desk.

Open the side panel to take a look inside, The case is not large, but the internal space is very wide. The case supports ITX, MICRO-ATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards, graphics cards can support up to 380mm, and the radiator height can support up to 175mm. It can be said that all high-end graphics cards and high-end wind Cold can have good compatibility.

A window with rolled edges is provided for mounting backplates of processor cooling systems.

There is also a simple graphics card bracket inside the chassis, and there are two front and rear installation positions.

The main wiring holes inside the chassis come with rubber wiring holes, which can effectively block the messy wiring at the rear of the chassis, making the interior of the chassis more tidy and beautiful.

The right side panel is made of sheet metal, painted in the color of the case itself. The side panels are fixed to the frame of the CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case enclosure with knurled screws. For easy removal of the panels, protrusions are provided for the grip of the fingers.

When opening the right side panel, Deepcool CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case provides “2+2” hard drive bays, two 3.5-inch hard drive bays (located in the power compartment), and two 2.5-inch hard drive bays (located on the back of the motherboard tray). Among them, the 3.5-inch hard drive bay can disassemble and moved to meet the needs of users who use a long power supply, and this 3.5-inch hard drive bay also comes with a tool-free mounting bracket, which is more convenient when installing hard drives.

The cable management space on the back is cover by the silicone cable management hole on the left side. After installation, the messy wiring on the back will not expose. The entire backplane is actually very simple, with only two mounting holes for 2.5-inch disks.

At the top of the case is a small ARGB backlight controller in the form of a printed circuit board, to which three cables are connected. One cable is connected to the control panel on the case to switch color modes, the second cable is designed to power the board via the SATA connector, and devices with ARGB backlights are connected to the third cable.

At the bottom of the case, under the power supply cover, there is a basket for drives. As mentioned earlier, the basket can install in two positions in the housing. The basket is fixed to the body with a knurled screw, which is very convenient to use. The seat for the power supply has foam inserts, and the power supply itself is placed on them. The power supply is hidden behind a metal casing, which is located almost the entire length of the case. In the casing itself, there are openings with rolled edges for cable routing and installation of cooling systems on the front side of the DeepCool CK560 WH case.

When assembling the system, you will need to connect a power button, USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports, an audio jack, an LED indication of access to the drive, and a 3-pin fan power cable (if you connected all four to the bundled adapter) to the motherboard. To connect the backlight and control its modes of operation, two types of connection are carried out. The first is to the SATA cable from the power supply. In this case, you control the backlight using a button located on the front panel of the case. And in this case, you can not connect the RGB cable to the motherboard.

The detachable 3.5-inch hard disk rack supports up to two 3.5-inch hard disks. Today, M.2 SSDs mainly use for best performance. Whether or not to add storage disks depends on personal use.

Finally, look at the bottom. There is a dust filter under the power compartment, which supports disassembly, and there are rubber support feet at the four corners.

Components Details

In terms of CPU, we chose the Intel Core i7-12700K, which is very cost-effective at present, with 12 cores and 20 threads, 25MB L3 cache, and the highest turbo frequency can reach 5.0GHz.

Both specifications and actual performance are very dazzling, at the same price. The game performance on the computer is currently unmatched, and it is currently better than AMD’s 5000-series Ryzen in terms of user experience, especially in terms of temperature performance. AMD’s 5000-series Ryzen is still plagued by the problem of accumulated heat, and The 12th-generation Core also performs quite well in terms of power consumption due to the use of the latest Intel.

As for the motherboard, since the CPU with K has been selected, the Z690 chipset must also arrange. At present, the design of the Z690 chipset motherboard is very good, but at the present, there are not many white motherboard models for the Z690 chipset. So I personally recommend the MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI DDR5 version, which is slightly different from the DDR4 version in design.

Compared with the previous generation, the MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI DDR5 has also been greatly improving in terms of specifications. The first is the strengthening of the power supply module. The motherboard is a standard ATX specification with a specific size of 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm. In terms of processor sockets, the shape of the LGA1700 base has been greatly changing, from the previously familiar square to a 37mm × 45mm rectangle.

In terms of CPU Cooler, we chose the DeepCool LS520 premium liquid CPU cooler and the white version is specially chosen in the same location as the chassis.

It is a 240-size CPU integrated water cooling; the whole platform buckle supports LGA1700; it comes standard with two 120mm ARGB fans, and the cables are daisy-chain (in series) design, making it easier to manage cables. The heat dissipation is all white, the cold exhaust is transparent, the rectangular cold head has a mirror design on the top cover, and it also has a double halo reflection light effect, and the top cover (which can rotate 360 degrees) can replace (personalized DIY). The overall appearance of the radiator is online, and the workmanship is solid.

Compared with the previous generation, the design of the cold head of DeepCool LS520 has also been completely innovated. First of all, the cylindrical design of the previous generation was abandoned in appearance and replaced with a square cold head with a smaller “footprint”. The top also adopts infinite reflection, a mirror design.

And the LOGO part in the center can rotate 360°, which is very suitable for my obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is one of the important things to ensure the LOGO orientation at all times.

The fan adopts the new FC120FDB bearing fan, which mainly improves the speed and bearing compared to the ordinary commercially available FC120 fan. The most distinctive feature of the FC120 series fans is naturally the daisy-chain interface design. The fans quickly interconnect and the number of outgoing cables can reduce. The three fans only need one cable at the end. Compared with other ordinary fans, cable management is natural. has a great advantage.

In terms of the graphics card, the PNY GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB VERTO™ Triple Fan graphics card is selected.

The shape of PNY GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB VERTO™ has been greatly changed from other models, with an almost completely blackened design, showing a low-key and domineering texture, but it does not come with RGB lighting, which is quite low-key.

The side of the graphics card has GEFORCE RTX and PNY LOGO, a single 12-Pin power supply design, and a huge nickel-plated heat sink that can see through the gap in the middle. At the same time, a thickness of less than 2.9-Slot is particularly friendly to small chassis.

The back of the graphics card still has an aluminum alloy backplate, which can strengthen the overall structural strength while protecting the back circuit board, and also help a lot in the overall heat dissipation of the graphics card. The video output interface is a combination of DisplayPort 1.4 (x3), and HDMI 2.1. The universal combination supports 8K ultra-high definition, and the multi-screen output is also stress-free. The most important significance of HDMI 2.1 is that you can play games in HDR mode at 4K 144Hz. Now that many game TVs have HDMI 2.1 interfaces, it is also very popular for new-generation graphics cards to use HDMI 2.1.

The RTX 3070 Ti is not much different from the RTX 3070, with a slight increase of 256 stream processors, and a slight increase of Tensor Cores, texture units, and RT Cores. The biggest change comes from video memory. The RTX 3070 Ti uses Micron’s GDDR6X memory, and the frequency and bandwidth are 1/3 higher than that of the RTX 3070, so it can perform better in the face of high-resolution images. In order to cope with the high-power GDDR6X memory, NVIDIA increased the preset TDP of the RTX 3070 Ti to 290W, which is the highest power consumption 70 graphics card ever and is 70W higher than the RTX 3070.

In terms of memory, we chose T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 from TEAMGROUP. The external design is more matched with the MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI DDR5 design style. All-white design, the entire memory cooling is built of an all-aluminum CNC heat dissipation vest. Compared with most of the current black and gray memory color schemes, this white heat dissipation vest is undoubtedly eye-catching. Of course, the role of the cooling vest in improving the cooling performance of the memory and improving the stability of the entire system cannot be denied.

In addition to the white heat dissipation vest, the TEAMGROUP DELTA RGB memory also comes with 120° wide-angle RGB lights. T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 provides a dual-channel group, with lifetime warranty service, operating frequency from DDR5-5200 ~ DDR5-6400, capacity provides 32GB kit (single 16GB), the DDR5-6000 sequence introduced this time is 30-36-36- 76, the voltage is 1.35V, and it is compatible with mainstream system platforms through QVL certification; using SK Hynix particles.

In the case of solid-state drives, considering the importance of data, we chose the Sabrent Rocket Q4 NVMe SSD 4TB version with Heatsink. The speed improvement brought by PCIe 4.0 is still very large, and I personally do not recommend choosing a capacity below 1TB. Install the solid state drive into the first M.2 slot of the motherboard, and the direct connection to the CPU is fast.

The Rocket Q4 NVMe SSD uses PCIe 4.0 mainstream master control group PS5016-E16, usingHynix3D NAND. The overall performance has far surpassed the PCIe 3.0 flagship SSD, and its design is very beautiful, using hamburger-style aluminum heat dissipation material, the heat dissipation is guaranteed in addition to the appearance.

The Rocket Q4 is a good middle class in terms of specifications and uses the PCI Express 4.0 standard as an interface. The NVMe takes place in the M.2 socket and has the form factor M.2 2280, which means that it is 80 mm long and 22 mm wide. The SSD is connected via four PCIe Gen4 lanes, which is currently standard. The theoretical limit of PCIe Gen. 4 x 4 lanes is 7,877 MB/s and the Rocket Q4 is far from this limit on paper. With a reading rate of 4,800 MB/s reading and 3,600 MB/s writing, it is by no means sluggish, but it is not the fastest NVMe SSD either. This data varies somewhat depending on the version or model, which is due to the number of chips.

For the combination of Intel Core i7-12700K + RTX 3070 Ti, a 750W power supply can actually satisfy, but since the Intel Core i7-12700K involves overclocking and future upgrade needs, this test uses DeepCool’s PQ850M (80PLUSGold Certified), which has a 10 Years warranty, and the price is more cost-effective than the 850W full-modular products of the same level.

The appearance of the black power supply adopts all Japanese capacitors, and the fan supports intelligent start and stop. The fan stops rotating under low load to achieve noise-free operation. The power of a single 12V can reach 849W, and the overall maximum power can reach 850W. The full-module design of the power supply provides a wealth of power interfaces, which can reduce the space occupied by redundant power cords during installation.

The overall length of DeepCool’s PQ850M is 14CM, which is smaller than the mainstream ATX power supply and can adapt to more different types of chassis (especially at present, as many small chassis also support ATX specifications), the fan ventilation grille is a regular square, and the brand recognition is High, the power supply supports low-load fan stop and zero noise. The wire adopts a flat design, which can easily complete the wiring on the back of the chassis.

Build Process Experience

The process of assembly and installation of components in the Deepcool CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case is very comfortable. There is plenty of space for installing accessories, and cables can neatly route from the back of the case. The case of DeepCool CK560 WH is convenient enough for multiple assemblies of the system since it has a large amount of space inside and all components are easily and directly accessible. Thanks to the design of the right side panel, a lot of cables can place behind the motherboard tray without much laying, and close the sidewall without any problems.

When assembling the DeepCool CK560 WH, I personally recommend using the front-top and rear-out air ducts. Which are more in line with the design of the chassis itself. The length of the PNY GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB VERTO™ Triple Fan graphics card is about 310mm. You can see that there is still a certain distance between the rear of the graphics card and the fan on the front panel after installation. The space is compatible with such top non-public graphics cards without any pressure.

Even if the 240 DeepCool LS520 premium liquid CPU cooler is installed on the top of the case. There is still a lot of space with the motherboard. So the power supply cooling module and high vest memory on the motherboard do not need to worry about conflict with the radiator on the top.

Complete system. There were no difficulties in the process, everything about everything took about 30 minutes.

The assembled system is clearly visible through the side glass. Even the illumination of the fans looks quite appropriate. You can switch modes and colors with one button on top of the case if the backlight is connected specifically to the complete controller.

The drive activity indicator is white and very bright when viewed from a right angle. When viewed from the side of the eye, it does not blind.

Test Build Specification

The following configuration to test the cooling performance of the components in the DeepCool CK560 WH Mid-Tower Airflow Case:

Testing Methodology & Performance

Next, let’s take a look at the actual performance test.

The thermal load on the processor and video card using the CPUID PowerMAX version 1.00.1 stress test using AVX instructions for 10 minutes. The hard drive load with Crystal Disk Mark 6.0.2×64. At the end of the test cycle. The system ran for 10 minutes without load to determine the minimum thermal performance. Sensor readings were taken using monitoring HWMonitor version 1.45.0 and Real Temp GT 3.70. The ambient temperature was 24 degrees Celsius.

The fan speeds of the CPU cooler and video card are set at maximum speed. The peak power consumption of the system was 376 watts. Testing in a single comparison mode with an open stand. All case fans were running at maximum speed. Testing in two versions – in a completely closed case and with the front bezel removed.

The front bezel of the DeepCool CK560 case is hold on magnets and quickly remove. We couldn’t resist comparing the cooling performance with and without it. And the result is quite impressive. In the usual version with the front installed and a full set of fans. The case is inferior to the open stand by 2 degrees in terms of processor temperature. 5 degrees in terms of video card heating, and 3-4 degrees in terms of cooling the motherboard and RAM.

This is a good result overall. But without a bezel, the cooling of the video card and motherboard is significantly improved (the temperature becomes the same as on an open stand), and the difference decreases to 1 and 2 degrees for the processor and memory, respectively. Although there are no changes in the hard drive and it heats up by 1 degree more. So the front overlay is clearly superfluous here. All in all,

CPU-Z Test Results

SSD running score test results

R20, R23 running score test results

Conclusion

The DeepCool CK560 WH is another successful chassis from a company that has firmly established itself in the middle market. And is learning to do decent things in order to get into the link of top product manufacturers. Among the main advantages, it is worth noting high capacity while maintaining medium dimensions, discreet external design, supported by side glass, and fashionable lighting. The presence of an almost complete set of fans, sufficient quality. And thoughtfulness of the design, ease of assembly and maintenance, and good potential for cooling system components. And then there are dust filters and a USB Type C connector for those who need it.

DeepCool CK560 WH is an advanced case in every sense, which is also well known for its low price tag. Why is he as good as we talk about him? Firstly, it has a well-thought-out design: it is easy to assemble the system even from the massive components in it, and it is also easy to maintain it later. The front panel and filters can easily dismantle for cleaning.

Secondly, we have four pre-installed fans with a standard connection – 3-pin cables. Which together connect to one connector on the motherboard. The speed margin is quite large, although at maximum speed the fans are clearly audible. But the rumble emitted by them cannot be called unpleasant. In addition, modern motherboards have the ability to control the speed of the fans with a 3-pin connection. Thirdly, It should note the high build quality of the case itself and its materials.

Nothing to complain about here either. The manufacturer paid attention to all the most important details of the case and added a useful accessory. A metal holder for a video card. Such an approach cannot but rejoice. A fly in the ointment is perhaps the need to dismantle the motherboard. If you want to install or change 2.5″ drives fixed on its pallet. Otherwise, there are simply no complaints about the DeepCool CK560 WH – it is inexpensive. But the high-quality and well-thought-out cases can satisfy the needs of most of its potential owners.

By itself, the DeepCool CK560 WH case is good, but only without regard to its recommended cost. She pushes it to compete in a very densely packed niche. Where there are decent offerings from Lian Li, Fractal Design, and bequiet! NZXT and Thermaltake. Because it is worth attention to in these difficult times. It is up to the buyer to decide, based on their own sympathies and budget.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • very high build quality;
  • Thoughtful chassis design and attention to detail;
  • Easily removable front panel;
  • Rich expansion options for modest case sizes (E-ATX board, 175 mm cooler, and 380 mm video card);
  • Three pre-installed 120 mm fans with backlight and one pre-installed 140 mm fan without backlight;
  • ARGB illumination of the front fans with the ability to control it;
  • Excellent ventilation;
  • Reasonable Price

Disadvantages:

  • The new boards allow you to install from 3 to 5 M.2 solid-state drives] to dismantle 2.5″ drives, you will also need to dismantle the motherboard;
  • Noisy at maximum fan speed
  • No PDU.

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