|Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case VL80001W2Z|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Colin Armstrong - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 20 April 2010|
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Detailed Interior Features
This case is clearly for one who often upgrades the components in their computer. This is evident in the large hole surrounding the back of the motherboard tray below the CPU cooler. This simply allows you to install a new CPU cooler without removing the motherboard.
Another thoughtful feature Thermaltake added to the V3 was the addition of a dust cover below the power supply. This cover simply prevents dust from building up below the power supply fan.
Alongside the handful of drive bays and expansions slots, a 2.5" slot for a solid-state drive exists, just below the 3.5" hard drive bays. This seems to be becoming a common trend, as more and more cases are appearing that support SSDs. There is no actual bay for the 2.5" drive, just 4 screws on the very bottom of the case. However, this is enough; two screws in a diagonal pattern keep the SSD solid and not moving.
After spending a few moments on organizing my cables, I was able to achieve decent cable management, which would further increase the airflow in the V3. As previously mentioned, there is not a lot of space available behind the motherboard, so this was hard to do. Here is the final product: