The Thermaltake V9 BlacX is the first mid tower chassis to offer not only a single, but a Dual Bay Docking Station on top of the chassis. The docking station fits SATA drives, both 2.5” and 3.5” in size. The BlacX also features front panel USB 3.0 and plenty of cooling to fit inside of this chassis. The front bezel is mainly composed of a black mesh, which features three 5.25” and two 3.5” external drives.
It looks like the front bezel actually has four external 5.25” slots, while this is the case, the top most bay can’t be used, due to the cabling with the dual hard drive dock. Also on the front bezel you’ll find an opening for a front intake 120mm blue LED fan.
On the top of the chassis you’ll find the power, reset and HDD activity LED; all of which are attached to the front bezel. Slightly behind that are your easy access ports which include a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and HD audio jacks.
Moving further back on the top of the chassis you’ll find a black mesh covering the top 230mm exhaust fan.
The side panel of the BlacX isn’t like your typical side panel. It’s a third mesh, a third panel, and a third window. If you look at it, you’ll also notice that it makes an “X” shape with the window making up one slash and the mesh filling up the gaps.
The opposing side panel has the same design, except that it has an indentation of the panel, rather than a window. You’ll also notice that all side panels are secured by black thumb screws.
The rear of the case isn’t any different than any other case. You have your motherboard I/O slots, watercooling holes (with front panel USB 3.0 cable being put through one), 120mm exhaust fan, seven expansion slots and bottom mounted PSU slot.
The bottom of the case features four hard plastic feet and a removable filter for the bottom mounted PSU fan.
Jan 29, 2015 0