Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Computer Case E-mail
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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Computer Case
Closer Look: Spacecraft VF-I Exterior
Closer Look: Interior
Spacecraft VF-I System Build
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Computer Case

Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Product Name: Spacecraft VF-I (USB 2.0)
Model Number: VN60001W2Z
Price As Tested: MSRP £49.99 inc VAT (UK availability in November)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.

What do you look for in a case and what is the most you are willing to spend? Today's case isn't exactly high end and to match that it doesn't have all of the features and extras you would expect if you were shelling out cash in the €100+ range. System builders and budget gamers this one is for you, Thermaltake have released the Spacecraft VF-I Mid-Tower PC Case model VN60001W2Z and online retailers are listing it between €50~€65 and Benchmark Reviews has got an early peek at it.

For that price you get a sturdy little case with a small side window, tool free drive mounting, removable air intake filters, room for video cards up to 320mm long, room for CPU coolers up to 168mm tall and also room for a 120.2 (240mm) watercooling radiator in the roof. This should prove to be an interesting review so please read on.

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Many have their preconceptions about Thermaltake cases but hopefully this review might set that straight, like I said in my intro this case isn't high end but it doesn't command that sort of price tag. There are a few places where Thermaltake have skimped on features but overall it is a solid little case and does the trick for not a lot of cash, if Lian Li can do minimal and get away with it then why not Thermaltake as well.

Thermaltake VN60001W2Z Specifications

Model

VN60001W2Z

Case Type

Mid Tower

Side Panel

Window

Net Weight

6.1Kg / 13lb

Dimension
(H*W*D)

462 x 216 x 485 mm
18.2 x 8.5 x 19.1 inch

Cooling System

Front (intake) : Optional
120 x 120 x 25 mm fan x 1
Rear (Exhaust) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Blue LED fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Top (exhaust) : Optional
120 x 120 x 25 mm fan x 2
Side (intake) : Optional
120 x 120 x 25 mm fan x 2
Side (intake) : Optional
120 x 120 x 25 mm fan or
80 x 80 x 25 mm fan

Drive Bays:
Accessible
Hidden

11 Total
4 x 5.25" / 1 x 3.5"
5 x 3.5" / 1 x 2.5"

Material

SECC

Color

Exterior and Interior: Black

Expansion Slots

7

Motherboard support

9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX) / 12" x 9.6" (ATX)

I/O Ports

USB 2.0 x 2 / HD Audio x 1
(Support AC'97 & HD Audio)

PSU

Standard PS2 PSU (optional)

LCS Upgradeable

Supports 1/2" , 3/8" , 1/4" water tube

CPU Cooler max height

168 mm / 6.8"

Video Card Max length

320 mm / 12.6"



 

Comments 

 
# RE: Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Computer CaseAdam 2011-09-21 15:07
It looks like a spaceship made of pure ugly.

But then again, for 50 you could do far worse in terms of functionality.
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# InterestedCharles Etheridge 2011-10-03 23:56
This sounds like a case worthy of attention, but as it happens I currently have a CoolerMaster 922HAF, and I am happy with it.
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# MehEd 2011-10-04 17:53
What is it with Thermaltake? Their cases never have any room behind the motherboard.
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# RE: Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-I Computer Casedlb 2011-10-04 18:38
Overall, a pretty good case for the price IMO, but I've never really been a fan of ThermalTake's aesthetics on their cases, but I know this one (as the others) will definitely appeal so a lot of budget gamers... the inclusion of a single fan really what I would call "cutting back to save a buck"; one in front plus the rear exhaust is generally considered standard, even in so-called budget cases...
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