Inside the Core V41
Removing the panels gives us our first full view of the interior layout. We also see that there is a large hardware box strapped into the ODD bays, and the wiring has been tied up, and run through a few holes to keep it in place for transit.
Inside the chassis at the top, we find the pair of tool-free 5.25" trays. We use "trays" rather than "bays" here, as these are three sided, completely removable, and even have thumbscrews for easy removal.
Below, still at the front of the Core V41, we run into the six 3.5" and 2.5" bays. They are split into groups of three in each cage, and these are also removable to provide more room for cooling, or you could leave half, and just have more room for video cards.
While we already showed off the top panel, with the filter now gone, you get a much better idea of the multiple layouts to accommodate almost any water cooling setup. We also see there is 2.75" from the top of the chassis to the first riser to allow for thicker radiators, or fans on both sides of a thinner one.
The motherboard tray will house most motherboards up to ATX, offers a very large access hole, five holes for wire management, and has eight tie points stamped in it as well. We also see that the standoffs are pre-installed to speed up the build for ATX users.
On the floor, we find rubber pads to keep the PSU high enough that the fan grill is off the floor, and there is room for a 120mm fan in front of it. Had we chosen to remove the HDD cages, there would also be another fan location available.
Along with the 120mm fan found at the front of the chassis, we also find a match to it in the back of the chassis as the exhaust fan. These fans deliver very little noise, and use a three-pin connection for power.
Behind the motherboard tray there is easily 10mm of room where the frame is shaped and folded as support to the steel, and closer to 15mm everywhere else. We can also see the thumbscrews that are keeping the HDD cages locked into place at the left.
All of the wiring is black in color, but there are only the basics to connect. There are the small connections for the LEDs and buttons on the front, the USB 3.0 cable, and the HD Audio to connect, all of which are long enough to do so with wiring left over.
With the front bezel off the Core V41, we see the 120mm intake fan that Thermaltake supplies, and room for more in that location. Behind the bezel is where you remove the bay covers, but for cleaning, you just wash the entire bezel. We also see that the I/O stays with the case to make that super easy to do.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Thermaltake Core V41 Mid-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Core V41]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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