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Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX SFF Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 3, 2014 9:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

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The hardware that comes with the kit is somewhat limited, but does offer all of the essentials. There are four zip ties offered to help with wire management at the top. Under those are the 3.5" drive screws, with the rubber grommets used with them just to the right, and at the end are the two rubber PSU supports. The bottom offers the PSU screws, 2.5" drive screws, and motherboard or 3.5" drive screws.




We also get a user manual for the chassis. Inside of this manual there is a parts checklist with descriptions of use for all of the parts listed. This manual also carries on to explain how to disassemble the chassis for the build, the actual build process, and ends with many pages of wiring diagrams. Everything is covered in all of the languages Thermaltake sells to regionally.




In case you still haven't caught onto the cooling options in this chassis, this page makes it crystal clear for us. The back only houses 80mm fans, but you can see the three fan options, and below, the pair of radiator options for the front.




While we went ahead and mounted the 2.5" drive as seen. However, after placing this tray back in, we realized that there is room to have this drive on the other side of the rack, and still be able to install a 3.5" drive via the keyed holes on the sides where the 2.5" drive currently is. This isn't really explained all that clearly, but in total, that increases the capacity to four total drives, not the two we reported earlier.

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