Thermal Take Core P5 Case Review

The Core P5 from Thermaltake does not need any major introductions at this point. Thermaltake has recently stormed the market with some great cases that have seen a great level of success. The Core P5 reminds me of the Lian Li PC-07S/05S wall mount case, just like the Lian Li the Core P5 is one of the very few open frame chassis that exists in the market right now. The Core P5 is about giving the builders and enthusiast a literal clean canvas to just have fun with, and as we have seen with builds so far the Core P5 does not disappoint in that department. With an average retail price of $149.00 the Core P5 offers what no other case offers in that price range – an open chassis with a lot of great features, and great build quality.

In this review, we will take a closer look at what makes the Core P5 a great success that it has seen, and I will try and list some of my complaints about the case as well.

More information about the case can be found at ThermalTake’s official product page –

Core P5 Specs:

Model Core P5
P/N CA-1E7-00M1WN-00
Case Type Mid Tower
Dimension (H x W x D) 608 x 333 x 570 mm
(23.9 x 13.1 x 22.4 inch)
Net Weight 12.2 kg / 26.9 lb
Side Panel Transparent Window
Color Black
Material SPCC
Drive Bays -Accessible : 1 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ (HDD tay)
-Hidden : 3 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ (behind the M/B tray)
Expansion Slots 8
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
Fan Support Left Side:
4 x 120mm
3 x 140mm
Radiator Support Left Side:
1 x 480mm
1 x 420mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation: 180mm
VGA length limitation: 280mm (With Reservoir)
320mm (Without Reservoir)
PSU length limitation: 200mm



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