Thermaltake V3 Blacx Edition Mid-Range Case

By Published October 09, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Looking for an alternative chassis to use for our budget build? Look no further: the Thermaltake V3 BlacX is an excellent choice for an entry-level case, and at the same time includes higher-end features (detailed below).

Let's take a look at the cooling system that the case offers.

Cooling System:

- Front (intake) - 1x120mm (optional)
- Rear (exhaust) -  1x120mm TurboFan (1300 rpm, 17 dBA, 50.0 CFM), which comes with blue LEDs for aesthetic purposes
- Top (exhaust) - 1x120mm (optional)
- Bottom (intake) - 1x120mm (optional)

Though it may not seem like much, four 120 mm fans can do a good job of keeping your components at a solid temperature. One of the more unique features of this case is the bottom intake fan, which pushes the air current inside towards nooks and crannies that other fans would otherwise not cool (taking advantage of its positioning).



HDD Docking Bay

The case comes with a top docking bay that fits one HDD, making it look more appealing and improving accessibility for those who do a lot of file transfers and also facilitates swapping of hard drives.

Front Panel USB 3.0

This seems to be a more common feature included in most cases nowadays (the Rosewill Ranger for example), but that shouldn't take away from its usefulness.

thermaltake-blacx-2The V3 BlacX also has enough room to accommodate all major form factors of motherboards (up to ATX), a total of three 5.25” bays, and one 3.25” bay (accessible from the front). On the inside it has enough room for a total of four 3.25” drives and has one more 2.5” bay.

All-in-all, this is an excellent case for a tight budget build. It has the elements of high-end cases, and at the same time has a great value (around $80 USD). This case is not intended for high-6end systems and will not do as well a job of keeping them cool as, say, the Storm Trooper case from Cooler Master.

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Last modified on October 09, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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