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Thermaltake Core X31 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 15, 2016 6:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Inside the Core X31

 

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Removing the front bezel is easy using the cutout at the bottom to grip and pull the panel from the frame. Inside of the bezel we see dust filters in the removable bays, and a larger one in the lower intake section. The front of the chassis has slots for fan installation so they can adjust as needed, and we also see screws in the front of the optical bay trays, which allows for their removal.

 

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Inside of the Core X31, we see that the wiring is run behind the motherboard tray, in through a grommet, and then gets tucked below the PSU cover, so there is no way for it to damage the window. It is hard to see from this angle, but inside of the top HDD tray, we did find a bag of hardware to use for installation.

 

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The pair of 5.25" bays are offered with tool-free clips on this side of the bays. Both sides can be secured with screws if desired, and of course, as we addressed, they can be fully removed if desired.

 

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Tucked in the bottom of the chassis, just behind the 120mm intake fan, we find an HDD rack sitting on a pedestal. They three trays inside will house either a 3.5" or a 2.5" storage drive, and these trays can also be relocated outside of this rack. That is because this HDD rack is removable as well.

 

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We had to remove twelve Phillips head screws to get the bays out of the Core X31. Once these are out of the way, it opens the top for longer water cooling options, and opens the front third of the main chassis section, allowing for more water cooling gear.

 

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The top of the chassis offers grooves to keep 120mm and 140mm cooling offset to the left side of the chassis. This helps keep things away from the memory when using radiators. Keep in mind, there is also a band of slots on the right side too, to allow two 200mm fans in here.

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