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Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Case Review

Thermaltake has some very lofty goals set for its new mid-tower case. Its primary goal is to deliver outstanding cooling performance which is always high on our priority list as well. Form and function both seem to be well served in this new Core V51 model as its performance profile is not hard on the eyes.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Thermaltake Core V51 mid-tower case.

Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because we've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed in our systems. In the early days, the Thermaltake brand was synonymous with performance cooling but, over the last few years, it is hard to find a segment of the industry the company hasn't expanded into.

We have featured numerous products from Thermaltake in our product reviews over the years, everything from the company's cooling products and award winning power supplies to audio components and its uniquely distinctive computer cases.

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While still a relatively young company, established in 1999, Thermaltake is built on unwavering will and dedication to address issues and innovate at the same time for computer enthusiasts and corporate users worldwide.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

With strong support of Research & Development team standing behind the brand, Thermaltake is committed to never-follow but always-lead. Always striving to be the best, we continuously benchmark our performance against the very best internally and externally. Customers are our greatest asset and Thermaltake does not take that for granted. That is why Thermaltake is the industry leading in customer service and customer support with around-the-clock automated product return service.

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The subject of today's evaluation is the Thermaltake Core V51 mid-tower ATX chassis. The company website says that the Core V51 "enables users to build a complete high-end system, whilst supporting up to either 420mm radiator liquid cooling, or 200mm case fans, with a long graphic card at the same time, and simultaneously protecting the user’s hardware as well as increasing the CPU’s overclocking potential. Most importantly, it has the capability to deliver an outstanding cooling efficiency throughout the entire case. "

Let's put this chassis to the test, shall we?

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Product Packaging

The Thermaltake Core V51 arrived in its bare product packaging with only a few minor dings and dents on the box. The overall package measurements are 26"H x 12"L x 23.5"W and is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams.

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The Core V51, much like the Core V1 mini-ITX case and the Urban T81 chassis we recently reviewed, lacks the flashy packaging and slick graphics Thermaltake is usually known for, instead opting for plain cardboard packaging with an outline of the case, product information, name and company logo printed in all black. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by molded Styrofoam inserts.

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