Thermaltake Wing RS 301 Case Review :: Exterior

04-03-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

Starting at the top of the case we find a molded handle for carrying the case from location to location. The handle is very solid with no wiggle when lifting a fully loaded case with the handle. Thermaltake's Wing RS 301's handle is fully capable of carrying the case when moving around. The case and handle are of a solid black color which is cool.


Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review 3/4 right

3/4 right

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review 3/4 left

3/4 left

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review back of handle

back of handle

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Front of handle

Front of handle


The front of the case has a mesh bezel cover for each of the four 5.25" drives that this case supports. The case has four drive bays on top. Below the drive bays is the FP I/O of this case. Thermaltake includes two USB 2.0 ports and the FP Audio for AC'97 or HD Audio devices. This is not targeted at the high end of the market which usually has Firewire or ESATA connections, but is sufficient for the target market.


Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Side of handle

Side of handle

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Front

Front

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Front I/O

Front I/O

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review WingRS

WingRS


Below the FP I/O is where the FDD or Zip drive is located on the case. The Power and Reset buttons are located below the FDD. The Power button is of the large round type with the Power symbol. The reset button is tiny and colored black to blend in with the case. Behind the mesh of the bottom is space for an optional Front 120mm fan. Again this case is retailing online for $49.99, making the inclusion of another fan an optional item.

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Left side

Left side

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Right Side

Right Side

Thermaltake Wing  RS 301 Case Review Back

Back

The left side of the case is a solid black with two areas of interest. The first is a series of holes where the CPU cooler would be installed. The case comes with a CPU air guide to guide air over the CPU and a VGA ventilation area. The CPU Air guide guides air to the CPU cooler from outside. Note when it is installed the maximum CPU cooler height is 3.3 inches. Without the Fan duct it can take up to 6.4" height CPU coolers.

The right side of the Wings RS301 case has a solid black color with no windows or ventilation areas. The back of the case has seven PCI slots for expansion of ATX motherboards. There is a thumb screw holding a cover for the PCI slots. Remove the thumb screw, remove the cover and insert your expansion card. There is a 120mm fan on the rear of the case next to the I/O area. The PSU is installed on the upper portion of the case rear. Four rubber feet hold the case stable on the floor.