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-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2006-10-13
-- Price: ~ $249.99 USD
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Thermaltake has taken the time to mark this case as theirs by adding their logo and stamping the case with a "Tt." Luckily, they've managed to do this in a way that doesn't look cheesy.

The case name is displayed on the front panel of the case under the external 3.5" drive bay.



 The front of the case has all of the external components that you might want, including an eSATA port on the upper left hand side. Below them is the window for the option VFD kit, and below that there is a 3.5" bay for those who still use floppies, internal Zip drives, or card readers. The right hand side has a 7" media bay at the top for the optional Touch Screen LCD kit, and below that, 5.25" bays.

 To install the VFD you would have to remove the front cover by releasing the six clips which hold it on quite tightly.

The back side of the case shows the impressive cooling available; there are a total of five 120mm fan openings. The top four can be used with water cooling, and they do give you plenty of space for radiators (See below). You also have the PSU on the left side of the primary motherboard tray. On the other side, below the PSU, I discovered that you can fit a Mini-ITX motherboard. There is no backplate for this, and the motherboard doesn't sit flush to the rear of the case, but there is an 80mm fan opening for cooling it.

The case is set up to have four separate cooling zones. The case is divided into fourths so that as heat rises from the PSU or motherboards it is quickly moved out of the case by the 120mm fans.

Each of the side panels are attached to the case with two hinges, below is a picture of one.

The left side of the case is where the primary motherboard with fit, as well as all of the 3.5" drive and the VFD kit if you opted for it.

Each side of the case has two latches, the top one locking to keep prying hands out of your computer's guts.

The other side of the case looks the same except that it has an 80mm fan grill next to the PSU. This is for PSUs which have two fans, so that they are not blowing up against the door or into the case. The top 7" bay is again for the optional LCD kit.

Some closer looks at the side fan port. I did have to pop one of the rivets out and re-insert it to get a good fit.

You can see here that the lower right rivet is not pushed all the way through. It didn't take much effort, however, to get it to sit flush.

Let's move on to a closer look at the inside of the case.

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