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Thermaltake Bach VX


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Jul 8, 2005
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The Thermaltake Bach VX case is nothing ordinary, even though the slogan "The Charm of the Ordinary" may imply some form of simpleness. The case sports some gorgeous looks and comes feature packed from start to finish. A brushed aluminum front, black drive bay covers, multiple locks and a partially screws-less design are just some of the highlights. We fill the case with hardware and let you know if we are still smiling in the end.

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That is a very appealing case. Reminds me of my soprano without the front.
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humm not bad it is definitely different


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its nice

i dont like how it and the soprano have that (ugly imo) USB/headphone port on top

but overall its very sexy and stylish


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that.... has got to be THE most ugly case ive ever seen..


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I don't like the front of it, but it seems to be pretty similar to ThermalTake's other cases internally.

I am glad to see they finally stopped using that ugly green and purple PCI Screwless system. Black looks so much better. One thing to know about that, on my Tsunami I was unable to use it with some video cards. Specifically the XFX cards with that metal bar running down the side of the card. The latch would hit that metal bar, so I had to remove it and use screws instead. It looks like this case would have the same problem.

Also about the video cards interferring with the hard drives. Unless they have change the design and size drastically since the Tsunami, and it doesn't look like they have, longer cards will definitely interfere with the hard drives. My 7900GTs make it impossible to install hard drives in 2 of the hard drive slots. It won't be a problem for most people, since they usually only have one or two hard drives, but I have 4 and it is kind of a pain.

Also, are you sure the fan whole in the side window is 80mm? On the Tsunami and Soprano it is 90mm, and it looks like it is the same size on this case, but Thermaltake doesn't list it in the specs.

Also, the ugly black mesh doesn't look nearly as bad once you put a fan in that opening. In fact I am kind of surprised Thermaltake didn't put a fan there, to be honest. In their other cases that whole already has a fan in it.

Also, the plastic cover over the I/O ports on the top of the case seems kind of weak to me. In fact I broke the one on my Tsunami off on accident, it didn't take too much force. I literally just sort of bumped it with my hand while reaching to unplug my thumbdrive.
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Weird looking, but TT makes some awesome products. thanks DS

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Did someone actually try to install a 8800 GTX into the cage or has this cage to be removed by all means?


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Got this case out of desperation and thinking Thermaltake would build a great cooling case. I have a new cm stacker 830 that has a problem with its buttons and needed a case with its psu on top(my 900 was cramped). Anyway if you get one remove the included fans right away and chunk them even if your running a 1.3 ghz celron,they do not move any air 2 antec tri cools on high drop temps 15 c. I know its a temp case but I could have had a much cheaper case I wanted cooling it even says "Cool all your life" on it "My Bad" :D
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Video Card(s) Sapphire HD2900XT
Storage Seagate Barrucuda 7200.11 500gb SATAII 32mb cache
Display(s) Sceptre xw20g Naga 20.1"
Case Thermaltake Bach VX w/Side window
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Power Supply Hiper 580w Modular
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I just hot this case from Thermaltake for $59.99 http://www.thermaltakeshop.com/ref/ref-case.html , wish i had gotten 2. I was really suprised at the build quality, I don't know why they called it refurbished looks brand new, I couldn't find any problems with it. I can also confirm the side window vent supports 92mm case fanes. I used an ArcticCooling 57cfm LED fan. Even though it is a high cfm it runs very quiet. On the whole all the fans are really quiet to me. Building in it was very easy, no cuts or scratches this time around. Only gripe was I was shorted one standoff had to borry one from an older system. I was thinking of getting an Armor but wasn't sure I wanted something that big. My HD2900xt fits but as stated in review I lost 2 harddrive spaces, but I am going to get get a HD3XXX series card soon so this is fine for now. Cable management was difficult as there isn't much room to hide wires and my PSU's cables are very stiff and even though its modular (Hiper 580w) it still stands out. I was able to divert the cables from above the boad and used wire ties to bind them topgether for a cleaner look and unobstructed airflow. I would by another in the future as my temps are alot better than my older Kingwin, although that houses a s939/170 Opteron build.