Friday, November 27th 2009

Thermaltake Launches V3 Black Edition Mid-Tower Case

Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, launches the newest mid-tower PC case in their V-Series for value-conscious users. The Thermaltake V3 Black Edition comes in an entirely black coating from the inside to the outside, lending it stylish looks and a degree of individuality. A transparent window at the back end of the left side panel allows for a look inside the case. This way the brilliant blue beams of the preinstalled 120 mm rear exhaust-fan can emanate in a black-bluish array. A perforated black mesh front panel offers optimized airflow and a sleek design.

As characteristic for all Thermaltake chassis, the V3 Black Edition is also optimized for most effective airflow with the option for 3 additional case fans: the front panel allows to add a 120 mm intake fan, the top panel offers the possibility to install a 120 mm exhaust fan and on the bottom is room for yet one more intake fan. The standard ATX PSII PSU can conveniently placed at the bottom of the case where you find an intake exhaust hole to immediately blow cold outside air into the PSU. An extra dust filter is attached to this fan hole in order to keep dust and dirt out of the case and the PSU, effectively prolonging you power supply’s life time.

With dimensions of 430 (H) x 190 (W) x 473 (D) mm the V3 Black Edition is a conveniently sized mid-tower that still offers more than enough room for system upgrades and expandability. There are four 5.25” and one 3.5” bays accessible from the front, and further four 3.5” and one 2.5” bays are accessible from the inside. Peripheral connectivity is given through the implementation of two USB 2.0 and HD audio connectors for MIC and speaker at the front panel. All of this making for a stellar setup.

The V3 Black Edition mid-tower chassis will be available at a suggested retail price of US$ 39.
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17 Comments on Thermaltake Launches V3 Black Edition Mid-Tower Case

#1
Mistral
V3? So this is the Pontiac Firefly chassis... :ohwell:

Looks like a decent budget case though...
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#2
Soylent Joe
Looks just like the CM Gladiator on the outside. The paintjob on the inside looks bad, but it's probably just the pictures. What's that little tiny window on the side panel going to be used for?
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#3
PP Mguire
To see the middle of a giant heatsink??
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#4
Slyr7.62
Sadly this simply looks like a modded imitation of the CM 590 or Gladiator.
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#5
Soylent Joe
by: PP Mguire
To see the middle of a giant heatsink??
How exciting.
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#6
Kantastic
Looks like it's made to compete with the NZXT Beta.
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#7
MRCL
Mmh its a good attempt at making a decent case. But its still Thermaltake, so naturally I'm very sceptical about this.
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#8
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by: Soylent Joe
Looks just like the CM Gladiator on the outside. The paintjob on the inside looks bad, but it's probably just the pictures. What's that little tiny window on the side panel going to be used for?
First thing I thought when I saw it was "wait, that looks like MY case!?" :laugh:
Only real difference I can see between this Thermaltake and my Gladiator is two 140mm top extraction fans, the front panel/bezel looks a bit different, and this doesn't support two 120/140mm fans on the side panel.

For that price though, its a pretty good case. But it's Thermaltake, so I don't trust them... :wtf:
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#9
Marineborn
thats not bad looking at all, i just dont like mid towers that much
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#10
MRCL
I always love their advertising... "leading DIY chassis brand", yeah right.
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#11
Sihastru
by: Soylent Joe
What's that little tiny window on the side panel going to be used for?
To me it seems that they are hoping you'll use a CoolIT Domino ALC with it. Maybe they have something similar in their portfolio (perhaps something rebranded)?
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#12
zithe
Looks spray-painted but an amazing case for $39. Nice for modding and PSU on bottom!

Lol at side "window". More like a peek hole.
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by: zithe
Looks spray-painted but an amazing case for $39. Nice for modding and PSU on bottom!

Lol at side "window". More like a peek hole.
My sentiments exactly for $39 its a damn good looking case with some good features, and yea the peek hole is kinda pointless lol
#14
pantherx12
by: Sihastru
To me it seems that they are hoping you'll use a CoolIT Domino ALC with it. Maybe they have something similar in their portfolio (perhaps something rebranded)?
Thought the exact same thing.

Maybe its handy for WC in general, set your flow meter up there or just have a transparent pipe.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Almost as good as NZXT's Beta, which is what I thought about. For 40 bucks, Id buy a lot of these for customers. Nice airflow, black on the inside, and some cable management included. Needs more fans, but hey I can take it.
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#16
supereric
The only thing i hate this case is the stupid cable managment.
i bought a antec earthpower 650w power supply but i have to put cable between the power supply and the back panel. my motherboard has a 8 pin connector on the top and the power supply was on the bottom. in result i have to take the 8 pin connector all the way up to the top.
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#17
blkhogan
by: Soylent Joe
Looks just like the CM Gladiator on the outside. The paintjob on the inside looks bad, but it's probably just the pictures. What's that little tiny window on the side panel going to be used for?
The little window is so you can watch the little ity bity gremlins screwing with your shit. I caught one last night in my rig, choked the living crap out of him and hung him on the wall as a trophy.
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