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Thermaltake V3 case and 650W modular ps for $60 AR FS

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Has anyone tried the V3 case? I've eyed it up before but been leery of trying it out due to reviews that say it is flimsy.

Any reviews available that test the TRX-650M's noise/ripple and voltage regulation? I didn't find anything at HardwareSecrets or jonnyGURU, which is where I usually check first. Will post if I find any good info though.
 
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On the psu, I'd figure it is a FPS usit as it is different from other TR2s which are multi rail and 20+4 main connector. This looks more like the Toughpowers. Probably should be fine unless you have some system that is going to push it like SLI 470 or trifire with an overclocked cpu. That wouldn't be a good idea with this 650.

Here is a review I've seen on youtube. Guy seems to think its pretty decent for the price.
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I think I read CP (maybe?) saying it seemed pretty good.

Overall, I'd take the case plus free drive in the thread you made with the HEC Blitz. It really is an amazing steal for 4 bucks. If you don't need the hard drive and need a psu, I'd take this deal over that one.

edit: Overclocks Club seems to think its pretty decent and definitely not flimsy. Link

edit2: Hmmm, even though it is a Toughpower XT unit it still has the same single rail, 24 pin, TRX-xxxM nomenclature. Maybe a cheaper version of the same unit? [H] Toughpower XT TRX-775M review
 
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We sell the V3 at work and coming from someone who generally doesn't like Thermaltake cases I actually really like the V3. I mean considering we sell it for $49.99 CDN retail it's actually pretty nice. It's the cheapest case we have with bottom mount PSU and its got a black interior and filtered PSU vent. Otherwise it's pretty basic with plain jane mount hard drive bays but like I said it's a $50 case and the front looks really good too. Oddly enough I didn't find it overly flimsy and that's one thing I usually notice (and one of the reasons I ditched my V9) but then again the V9 was well over $100 so I wouldn't expect that. It's certainly not as flimsy as the cheap generic cases we sell that's for sure!
 
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Has anyone tried the V3 case? I've eyed it up before but been leery of trying it out due to reviews that say it is flimsy.
I have the V3 housing my Opteron 180 setup and I am very happy with it. The metal itself is pretty thin, but it isn't quite as flimsy as people make it out to be in my opinion, just thin. The layout is pretty good, the PSU is bottom mounted, it has room for quite a few extra fans (Mine has three 120mm intakes on the front, the bottom and the side panel and two 120mm exhausts on the top and rear. For a cheap case that's a lot! Note that the side panel doesn't "officially" support a fan, but a 120mm fan fins on the ventilation holes with no issues with just four standard screws and zero modding required) and it fits pretty long video cards (I measured 31cm from the rear to the HDD cage, meaning that the HD5870, for example, will fit right in, although you might need to sacrifice a HDD slot or two).

On the aesthetics side, the V3 Black has the added bonus of being black on the inside which looks nicer.

The one drawback of the V3 is that the tallest cooler you can use with it is 135mm in height and the motherboard is pretty close to the top of the case, so large-area lower-profile coolers might not fit either.