Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review :: System Build

05-01-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Thermaltake M9 VI1000 Case
  • Thermaltake V14AX CPU Cooler
  • ATI Radeon HD 3870 x2 video card
  • LG 16x DVD-ROM
  • Western Digital 36GB Raptor SATA HDD
  • Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W PSU
  • Corsair DDR2-1066MHz DDR2 memory
  • EVGA nForce 6050i motherboard
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review System build components

System build components

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review CPU Cooler installed

CPU Cooler installed

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Memory installed

Memory installed

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Face plate open

Face plate open


The case was a joy to work with as the optical drives and PCI cards are installed without tools. Simply remove the front face plate, remove the cover and turn the lock counter-clockwise to remove the lock cover. At this point you slide the DVD drive into place. Once inserted, simply take the rails and align them with the screw holes and push them into place turn the lock clockwise and you are done.


Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review DVD drive inserted

DVD drive inserted

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review DVD installed

DVD installed

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Video card installed

Video card installed

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review HDD installation

HDD installation


Installing a 3.5" drive is simple. Take out the 5.25" drive bay mesh cover and install the 3.5" drive bay mesh cover into its place. After removing the 3.5" rack insert the FDD and screw it into place then replace the rack back into the bay. The HDDs are installed by sliding each drive into place on the HDD rack and using screws to hold them onto the rack. It's easy and straightforward. Installing the PSU is done the old fashioned way by screwing it in when it is in position.


Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Side view of HDD

Side view of HDD

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Rear complete

Rear complete

Thermaltake M9 V1100 Case Review Completed system

Completed system