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Written by Colin Armstrong - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case VL80001W2Z
Closer Look: V3 Black Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: V3 Black Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: V3 Black Interior

The interior of the V3 look fairly standard as well. A bottom mounted PSU, 10 drive bays, 7 expansion slots, and a blue LED fan can be found. Nothing too special here.

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There are 10 drive bays on the right side, as well as support for a 2.5" solid state drive. I'll go into more detail about the SSD on the next page.

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There are three tool-less adapters that came with the case. One for a 5.25" drive, one for a floppy disk drive, and one for a standard hard drive. These are helpful, as the majority of people don't have more than one or two harddrives, and will make good use of these. However, if you do have more, you're unfortunately going to need screws.

One little problem I experience with these tool-less adapters: they seemed a tad too loose for my liking. If you tend to lug your PC around with you often, and you want your drives to be as snug as possible, bypass these and use screws. The adapters seemed fairly tacky, and moved a decent amount when pushed on.

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Thermaltake has unfortunately not included very much room behind the motherboard tray, which makes it difficult for any cable management to take place. The small area behind the 5.25" drives are really the only place where cables can go. Although it is a tight snug, decent cable management is possible with this case.With a large amount of cables, you can imagine how difficult it is to put on the side cover of the case. Here is my fruitless attempt at cable management:

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Very basic accessories were included with this case: a manual depicting installation instructions, a generous amount of screws (much more than needed), and a speaker.

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