Inside the Core P3
The motherboard tray area of the Core P3 is topped with a white Thermaltake logo above the large backplate access hole. It is drilled for Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX motherboards, and delivers six holes to allow the wiring to be routed through.
Below the motherboard tray, we installed the GPU support system. This module includes a bracket to support the expansions slots, which is also where the riser cable is connected. Of course, the expansion slots can be installed in a standard orientation, and there are two sets of holes to mount this assembly, for use with Micro-ATX motherboards.
Below the video card is where the PSU is to be installed. We opted for this pair of brackets to suit the ATX motherboard installation, and unlike in the P5 where the GPU assembly would flex under some weight, the P3 offers a support rod at the right to keep everything stable.
Near the front of the chassis, we find a multi-use section of holes, slots, and a wide gap between them. This can be used to mount fans, 3.5" HDDs, 2.5" drives in the middle, or radiators. At the bottom is a line of holes, and is to be used with a pump/reservoir support bracket, which we have opted not to use in our build.
Removing the right side panel from the central section of the P3 offers more options and a ton of space. The wiring is tied together and routed along the top, and this is how you access installation of whatever it is you plan to hang near the front of the chassis.
At the top of the right side, Thermaltake supplies the Core P3 with a pair of plastic drive trays. A thumbscrew secures them at the top, and they slide into tabs in the steel plate at the bottom. These trays allow for either a 3.5" drive or a 2.5" drive to be hidden inside of the frame.
Below the hidden drive bays, we find the VESA mounting plate. Just like the panel alluded to, there are three sizes of brackets that can be used, 75mm square, 100mm square, or one that is 200mm by 100mm, and all of the holes are threaded with M6 X1 pitch. If you do have plans to mount the P3 on a wall, you need to purchase the bracket.
We do find the wiring is all black and hides well when routed to your build. The front panel switch and LED wiring is a flat ribbon cable, the HD Audio, and USB 2.0 wiring is thin and round, and the native USB 3.0 wires are fat. All of the wiring has enough length to fit any build with no need for long exposed runs on the front.
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