With the Observatory and the Stronghold, Kolink has announced two low-budget housings (we reported), which will also appeal to enthusiasts. The Observatory offers a lot of glass as well as bling and bling for the small purse. We will tell you in our test whether the case is suitable or only usable as a transition case.
Narrow, compact design combined with a lot of display space. This is what the Kolink Observatory offers with its generous front and glass side panel. Of course, the four pre-installed RGB fans are an eye-catcher, no question, otherwise it is a box with glass elements and fans. Simplicity should also have its charm. At the front there are air inlets on the sides for cooling, if these really bring something – good question, more later.
In the interior, however, there is not so much space. Yes, there are already four pre-assembled fans and there is enough space for an E-ATX mainboard. A 240 mm radiator would also find its place in the front and on the lid. But there is not so much space available for hard disks. Two data carriers can be installed. Either use the space for two 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch HDDs and SSDs, or a combination of both, and you’re done.
The highlight of the case are the RGB fans. These can be controlled with the supplied remote control – at least the colour setting. There are different color modes, such as rainbow, in which the fans alternately glow in the color of a rainbow. Of course, you can also simply set a constant color and brightness.