|Rosewill THOR V2 Full-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Monday, 08 August 2011|
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Closer Look: Exterior
Well, here we are at the starting gate with the Rosewill THOR V2 Full Tower Case. From the previous image, we can see that he's a handsome fellow, for a case, no? He looks somewhat like a transformer, perhaps not so much from the above image, but you'll see why later. Externally, the THOR V2 is pretty straight forward. We see the 5 1/4 perforated external bays. We see the perforated and raised side cooling intake, and the black matte finish. What we have here, esthetically speaking, is a sleek case with a bit of muscle under it's shirt, er, shell, panel? Here's a an expanded view from the owner's manual.
From the front we can really see the design paradigm: strong, thick angular lines both on the angled panel and the bezel's three sided face. That’s as nice touch from simply having a square front that looks like a box. I mean, well, it is a box in any event, but the bezel corner cantilevers are a nice touch.
From the business side, we see again the large perforated riser air intake, with three smaller perforated windows on the top. Again, a very aesthetically pleasing design. The fan mount riser gives the case a strong, masculine appearance. You can see the fan mounts here. In the center are the 230mm mounts and the red lines indicate the 140mm fan mounts, if you prefer to go that route.
Here we have the alternate side, and it’s simply sleek, flat, and black. Again you can see the cantilevered front bezel effectively giving it three sides. Nothing else happening here. Move along please.
The back. This is your standard full tower case backside. Yep, those are four holes for water cooling for your external water cooling needs, or, you can run USB cables out of them instead. Alternately, I guess you could put party favors in them and call it a party. Well, well, here we go. Let’s not forget the “Advanced bottom mounted power supply” hole. Makes me shake with awe.
Let’s turn this baby over and have a look at its belly. Four feet, a fan intake and a power supply intake, complete with slide out filter. I like slide out everything, actually. Too bad Rosewill didn’t think twice about that option for it’s front intake filter. Note also the bottom hole for pulling the front bezel off (on the right). Most importantly, check out my greasy finger prints. Now those are tight!
Here’s what the case looks like when the bays are loaded.
Here’s a look at the front bezel and it’s parts. The side of the bezel slides off giving access to the bay covers. The bay covers are made of steel mesh and are very sturdy.
Last we have the front panel in the dark. It looks bright but I hardly notice it, so Rosewill got the luminance right for the front LEDs. The side LEDs are perma-on, but blink when your hard drives are active. It’s a nice look that doesn’t overpower.
Well, we’re moving along nicely here and there isn’t much else to say about the outside of the case. One side is a huge intake, the bottom is an intake, the top is an exhaust, the back is an exhaust, the front is an intake. So you have the front and side 230mm cannons firing air into the case, and a top 230mm and back 140mm exhausting the case. There is no bottom fan included.