Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review :: Exterior

05-01-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Front

Front

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Thermaltake logo

Thermaltake logo

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review M9 logo

M9 logo

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Bottom of case

Bottom of case


This case has 9 5.25" drive bays. The front of the case has covers for all 9 bays. This allows the HDD cage to be moved up and down the case by changing the cage position while still maintaining the 6 5.25" drive bays for optical drives if need be. Each 5.25" drive bay has a mesh cover, allowing for excellent airflow. You can install a 3.5" FDD adapter to provide support for floppy disks.


Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Front panel IO

Front panel IO

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Power/Reset

Power/Reset

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review USB and Audio

USB and Audio

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Left side

Left side


The Front Panel of the case is easily pulled off revealing the 5.25" drive bay covers. On top of the case is the FP IO of the case consisting of two USB 2.0 ports the HD Audio port and a Microphone port. This is decent for the price class this case is targeted at (80 online). The Power and Reset buttons are also at this location, making for easy access to them if needed.


Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Side panel

Side panel

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Right side

Right side

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Rear

Rear

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review wrapped

wrapped


The Left side panel has a window to give the user a view of the inside of the case. There is room for a 120mm fan on the bottom grill. The top grill has an air duct providing extra cooling for the CPU area. The window has a handle which can be used to remove the side panel. The rear of the case has four thumb screws holding the case side panels in place.

The PSU is on the top of the case rear. It is held into place by four screws. There is a 120mm fan above the IO area, with holes for 80mm and 92mm fans if wanted. There are 7 PCI slots on the case, the normal number for a Mid-Tower ATX case. One thing that is missing from the rear is two grommet holes for water cooling. It would have been nice to have seen them but not likely in a case of this price range.