The exterior of the Thermaltake Evo Blue is a sort of gunmetal black. Trapezoidal vents decorate the outside, combining attractive design with functional cooling. The Evo Blue text logo adorns both the outward-facing side and the other side, as does the Thermaltake logo.
The rear has hexagonal, honeycomb grating for protection while keeping airflow fluid. There’s a power connector and rocker switch, but there’s also an additional button. This switch button is the one which switches the color of the lighting.
The top has the same trapezoidal vents found on the side, and the bottom has a 140 mm fan for air intake.
The business end of the unit–where the modular cables are plugged in–has red and black connectors. The red connectors are for graphics cards and the black are for other devices. The built-in cables are protected at the egress hole by a plastic ring.
The modular cables come in a handy bag so that they can easier to store. In addition to the standard 20+4 pin motherboard connector and 8- and 4-pin CPU connectors, there’s also six 4-pin device connectors, one floppy connector, six SATA connectors, and two each of 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-Express connectors. Included in the package are two 8-pin to 6-pin converters for higher-end graphics cards and multi-card setups like SLI or Crossfire.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.
Jan 27, 2015 0