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Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX Case Review

Lots of folks are looking towards a high end desktop computer system with a much smaller footprint. Mini-ITX motherboards have gotten to such a good quality level over the last few years, putting a gaming and overclocking behemoth in a small case is a possibility and Thermaltake wants to take it to the next level.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Thermaltake Core V1 mini-ITX computer case.

Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because you've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed your system. 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 product 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 V1, a mini-ITX case. The company website says that the "Core V1 is designed with high-end gaming system compatibility, gamers can easily install up to 4 data storage devices with the modular drive racks, a dual expansion slot VGA with the length up to 260mm, a tower CPU cooler with height up to 140mm, together with a high wattage PSU of length up to 180mm, and still offers a 80mm cable management space. "

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Product Packaging

The Thermaltake Core V1 mini-ITX computer case arrived in its bare product packaging in remarkably good shape. The overall package measurements are 14.5"H x 12.5"L x 13"W and is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams.

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The Core V1, much like the Urban T81 chassis we recently reviewed, lack 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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