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Thermaltake Core P5 TG V2 Black Edition Open-Frame Chassis Review (Page 4)

By Shannon Robb from Oct 2, 2019 @ 17:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: ThermaltakeModel: CA-1E7-00M1WN-05

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The main tempered glass panel is lined with film to protect it during transport. Here we see it also has a small blue square warning to handle the tempered glass with care. I wish I could explain just how thick and heavy this smoked panel is, but I feel like it's one of those situations where you have to have it in hand to understand. Having a tempered glass panel in this instance is a significant upgrade for the Core P5 series in general as the original window was a cool introduction. The initial implementation was a large acrylic window which, when cleaning can scratch or show a mess of tiny hairline or more significant scratches. This is all remedied by the behemoth windows we have here today.

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First set of parts we get out of the box (From left to right, top to bottom:

  • 2x 3.5"/2.5" mounts to fit in Radiator mounting area
  • Pump/Reservoir long mounting bracket (to mount in front of radiator)
  • Expansion slot bracket (used for both vertical and std. layout)
  • Pump/Reservoir short bracket (to mount next to radiator area)
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The next set of parts from the packaging is as follows (From left to right, top to bottom):

  • Vertical GPU bracket tray
  • 2x Vertical GPU riser cable brackets
  • PSU rear mounting bracket
  • PSU support bracket
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Next up in the ancillary parts category is the motherboard tray. This is for when you choose to mount the motherboard in a 90 degree rotated orientation. This will create a chimney style orientation for the motherboard and installed GPUs.

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The chassis feet will need to be installed if the Core P5 TG V2 is going to be standing upright in a normal tower chassis style configuration.

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The window panel whether it be the original or the new tempered glass variant. They use these large metal standoffs that extend the window away from the components. The standoffs allows for a great component view through and around the panel, while also not hindering performance or components access to cooling airflow.

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Here we have even more, and we're not close to being done yet. Here we have these parts listed (from left to right):

  • PCIe vertical GPU ribbon
  • HDD Tray for front mounting
  • Adapter cable for front USB Type-A ports

The Core P5 TG V2 comes with a standard style cloth-covered ribbon riser cable. This riser is only specified for PCIe gen 3 spec and most likely will not work very well with PCIe 4.0 devices which just arrived on the scene. Keep that in mind if you are thinking of going with a PCIe 4.0 GPU (there are only AMD 5700 series as of the time of writing) but it is still worth noting. The plastic tray you see here is for 2.5 or 3.6" HDD mounting same as the ones we looked at in the rear cable management section. This one can be inserted in the front of the chassis between the radiator and motherboard mounting. The cable to the far right is the adapter I mentioned before which can allow for two of the front panel USB ports to be alternately routed where one will be USB 3.2 Gen 2 and one would be USB 2.0.

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Here we have some of support related bits. (listed from left to right):

  • 2x plastic support legs for tempered glass panel
  • 4x rubber feet for chassis laying on its back panel in testbench mode
  • 4x screws to secure rubber feet
  • Warranty and user manuals
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Here we have a large mass of parts we will list below. (listed from left to right, top to bottom)

  • 10x zip ties for cable management
  • 16x 2.5" HDD screws
  • 4x tempered glass rubber mounts
  • 1x vertical GPU bracket support with applicable screws
  • 16x HDD rubber washers on sheet
  • PC post beep speaker
  • 16x flat-topped 2.5" drive mounting screws
  • 4x flat rubber washers for tempered glass on a sheet
  • 45x screws for brackets, PSU and 3.5" drive mounting
  • 10x motherboard standoffs with installation tool
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