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Thermaltake V9 Gaming Case

Product: Thermaltake V9 Gaming Case
Date: October 21, 2008
Author: Frank Stroupe
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Thermaltake
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
Discussion: Discuss in Forums


Test Rig:
AMD Phenom X4 9950
ASRock A780GXE/128M motherboard
OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 4GB kit
Sapphire Radeon HD 4650
OCZ EliteXStream 800 Watt PSU
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit

Installation is very straightforward with the V9. As with the M9, you only have to install three mobo offsets, the others are molded into the mobo tray. Install the I/O shield that came with the motherboard. Install the optical and hard drives.

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Next install the PSU. It is preferable to use a modular PSU with a bottom-mounted PSU case, but all of my modular PSUs were in other rigs. No big deal, the build just won't be as clean.

Then install the motherboard. Usually, the case header cables are too short to do much with them, but the ones on the V9 were long enough for me to run them behind the motherboard. I also ran the long fan cables behind the motherboard. The V9 is set up for cable management.

Thermaltake V9 Gaming Case
Thermaltake V9 Gaming Case

Now wire things up. I was able to place the extra PSU cables in the hard drive bay via the right side of the case, the case is specifically designed for that. That cleaned things up much more than I was expecting.

The tool-free locks for PCI cards is very interesting. On the lock is a pin that actually fits into the screw hole, then press the "flap" down to lock things in place. This is definitely the most effecting PCI locking device I have seen, and I wouldn't be afraid to use it with heavy video cards.

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And that's it. The build looks pretty clean considering I didn't use a modular PSU. A few zipties, and a little more tucking and it will definitely do.

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