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Now that we’ve had a good look around the exterior and seen what kind of hardware it can accommodate, let’s go over this case’s features and how to assemble your hardware inside it. Being that this is a full tower case that retails for about 290 dollars expectations for this case are going to be very high.
This case has plenty of expansion options as well. On the front panel there are 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, and HD audio. This is one of the nicest cases we’ve seen in terms of expansion. This case also has 8 rear expansion slots for graphics or other motherboard mounted peripherals. It’s just too bad that they didn’t give this case an extra expansion slot to make it XL-ATX compatible.
This case has excellent cable management. As you can see from the pictures there are plenty of grommets to route your cables behind the motherboard tray. There is even plenty of room behind the motherboard tray to hide your unused cables. This build was done by our lead tech Anthony Reynolds. These pictures show what can be done if you aren’t too concerned with cable management and you don’t have the time to really make it look as neat as it can. If you take your time with your cable management it can look a lot better.
As I stated earlier this case has really good air-flow. With the front intake fan pulling fresh air into the case and across the hard drive bays, your drives will stay nice and cool. These bays feature a hot-swap design that can make removing and re-installing hard drives an easy task. These bays are also lockable with the included keys. These keys also work on the side panel and rear peripheral locks. This is a great feature if you plan to take your rig to a LAN party or have it set up somewhere that is easily accessible. For added stability the feet on this case can be rotated outwards. For a case of this size this is another well thought out feature.
Of course the main feature of this case is its color scheme. Many are going to be very pleased to see the black and white paint job that Thermaltake put on this case. There are so many options that you’ll now have to design your next build. With many motherboards now using black PCBs all you’d need to do is add some white cables or even go with white hoses for a custom water cooling system, and this would become part of a really attractive rig. White cases are still pretty rare, but this has been done really nicely. This case also comes with cable ties, screws, motherboard stand-offs, a speaker, and an 8-pin CPU power cable extension.