A Look Inside
When you open the case up you can see that Thermaltake has gone with an all black interior as most cases have these days. Right off the bat you can tell there is a lot of room to work with inside of the case. There are 5 large cable routing hole that have the rubber inserts in them. There are also 3 more, but they do not have the inserts in them.
Starting at the bottom of the case you can see the large ventilation holes. There is room for either a 120mm or 140mm fan at the bottom of the case. The expansion slots use thumbscrews, it seems many case manufacturers have moved away from the expansion slots that pop off the back of the case. Another thing to notice in the photo below is that the case fan’s power cable is sleeved. Not many case manufacturers do this, so it is nice to see that Thermaltake takes the extra time to do it.
Moving up to the top of the case you can see both the 120mm exhaust fan and the larger 200mm top fan. There is room for another 200mm fan on the top of the case as well. The actual top of the case can pop off for easy installation of the second 200mm fan. Also you will notice a large CPU cutout for easy installation of aftermarket CPU coolers.
There are 5 hard drive trays that can support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. These trays easily come out by pressing in 2 tabs on each side. The trays themselves are made of a heavy plastic, not metal.
Moving up to the 5.25-inch external bays there are four of them, three of which use a tool-less locking system. The bottom drive bay does have a 3.5-inch adapter in it so you can put something like a hard drive there.
Taking the opposite side panel off you can see how the cables are routed throughout the case. There is some room on the opposite side of the case, more than enough room to route cables. With most cases you do have your bag of goodies that has all of your mounting hardware. Two noticeable things here, a power supply extension cable and two 3pin to molex adapters for the fans.
Feb 26, 2015 0