Thermaltake M9 ReviewDesja - May 6, 2008
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The Thermaltake M9 comes with plenty of cooling properties right out of the box - especially for a mid tower - sporting two 120mm blue LED fans. I love Thermaltake's intake fan design, as it pulls fresh air over your hard drives, which can increase their lifespan significantly.
Tool-free drive installation has almost become the industry standard, and I couldn't be happier. Surprisingly, Dell was the first major PC manufacturer I have seen that took advantage of tool-free cases, and when I was running a computer repair shop, it was a welcome change not having to reach for my trusty screwdriver every five seconds. The Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS case comes with tool-less expansion slots and drive bays, which will certainly make installation easier.
Thermaltake also scored points by building the motherboard stand-offs into the motherboard tray, and most standard ATX form-factor boards can be installed without needing to add extra stand-offs. I love this aspect, because the stand-offs line up so well and won't result in a misaligned installation.
Let's gets this motherboard installed and see how well the tool-less design works.