Thermaltake WingRS 100 ReviewDesja - December 19, 2007
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For such a small case, it does have quite a bit of room inside. Everything is placed where it should be - no extra jogs or unneeded functions to clutter the inside. One thing I need to note is the case uses thumb screws, which I prefer to standard Philips head screws. I didn't need to search for my Philips screwdriver every time I had to tweak something. There are plenty of drive bays for HD’s and optical drives. The four bays for the optical drives could double for server HD trays quite easily. A server room full of these cases would look pretty slick. The HD bays have a spot predrilled and tapped for an optional 120 mm case fan which would offer plenty of cooling for HDs.
The side panel features an adjustable duct to bring cool air into the CPU heatsink. This works great for stock coolers but for some of the new mammoth coolers on the market, clearance leaves something to be desired. In order to use an after-market cooler, I would need to remove the plastic duct assembly. The case also comes standard with a 120mm fan for the rear to reduce the amount of heat buildup in the Thermaltake Wing RS. The installed fan was quiet once put into operation.
The back of the case has all the standard port holes and PCI slots. The hole cut for the power supply is big enough to support today’s new PSUs. It also fits your standard 450watt run-of-the-mill PSU. Fitting in with its simplistic build ability is the PCI slots. Instead of having to screw in every PCI card individually, the arm next to the PCI slots closes in place over all of the PCI slots and is held in place with a single thumbscrew. I like these quick fixes for those of us that have to tear down our rigs on an almost daily basis, as thumbscrews are a lot nicer to use then fumbling with my Philips screwdriver.
Another great aspect of the case is the quick release drive fasteners. With a quarter turn and a pull, I can slide out the optical drives and hard drives with ease. Another good idea Termaltake had with this case is its' preinstalled standoff's for seating the motherboard. Instead of having to put in every single standoff, this case has built in standoff’s and spots for proprietary boards with special bolt patterns. So if needed, you can add standoff’s for your specific board’s bolt pattern.
Now that we have seen what this board has to offer, let's put it together.