Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review :: Interior

12-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Top down view

Top down view

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Left side view

Left side view

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Left side 60mm fan

Left side 60mm fan

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review I/O area

I/O area


Opening the case up is as easy as unscrewing three screws from the back of the case and sliding the cover off. The next step is removing the Drive support bar by unscrewing the three screws holding it in place and removing the support. Push on the tabs holding the front panel in place to remove it from the front of the case.


Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Left side view

Left side view

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Rear top view

Rear top view

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review 120W PSU)

120W PSU)

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review PSU label

PSU label


The motherboard tray is now accessible. There are standoff mounting holes for Mini-ITX motherboards and installing it is easy having previously removed the support bar and PSU from the case. Due to the thickness of the case and the expansion options of most Mini-ITX motherboards, there isn’t room for a PCI slot on the case.

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Top cover

Top cover

Thermaltake RSI H Series - DS100 Review Dust filter

Dust filter

Moving on to the drives, the SD100 can handle a single 5.25” Slimline DVD drive and a single 3.5” HDD on the support bar. Thermaltake includes a 120W PSU, so high TDP CPUs like the AMD Phenom II X4 975 are not recommended as they can use 125W by themselves. Atom or low-energy AMD CPUs are a great fit for this case however, and this case provides enough power to supply a Mini-ITX motherboard and CPU power.