Thermaltake Core X2 mATX Case Review

 

The Thermaltake Core X2 is the Micro ATX addition to Thermaltake’s Core X series.  It is considered a “Cube Chassis”, and has quite a lot of room.  If you’re looking for a compact Micro ATX case, go somewhere else.  This is definitely aimed at the enthusiasts who want to cram a lot of gear inside their case.  To further emphasize this, the Core X2 can also be stacked by removing the feet, top panel, and a bottom plate to create even more space for whatever you might want.

It is by no means a small case, and that is something that should be considered.  It may be little obtrusive if you plan to put it on a smaller desk.  It’s a beast of a case, and can get heavy quick.

The retail price is $129.99 from Thermaltake, but can be found at Newegg  (at time of review) for $115.99 with an additional $20 mail in rebate.

Specifications from Thermaltake

P/N CA-1D7-00C1WN-00
Case Type M-ATX Cube Case
Dimension 465 x 320 x 541 mm
(18.3 x 12.6 x 21.3 inch)
Net Weight 11.6 kg / 25.6 lb
Side Panel Transparent Window
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SPCC
Cooling System Front (intake) :
– 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Rear (exhaust) :
– 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Drive Bays Accessible :
– 3 x 5.25’’
Hidden :
– 4 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ (HDD Cage)
– 3 x 2.5’’ (HDD Tray)
Expansion Slots 5
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX)
9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard ATX PSU (optional)
LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4” water tube
Fan Support Front:
– 3 x 120mm
– 2 x 140mm
– 1 x 200mm
Top:
– 6 x 120mm
– 2 x 140mm
– 2 x 200mm
Rear:
– 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
– 2 x 120mm
Left / Right Side:
– 3 x 120mm
Radiator Support Front:
– 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
– 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
Top:
– 2 x 120mm or 2 x 240mm or 2 x 360mm
– 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
Rear:
– 1 x 120mm or or 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
– 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm
Left / Right Side:
– 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation:
– 230mm
VGA length limitation:
– 330mm(with ODD Cage)
– 480mm(without ODD Cage)
PSU length limitation:
– 220mm (With Bottom Fan)

 

 

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