Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ReviewCompxpert - March 11, 2010
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A case is probably one of the most important components when building a PC. It provides an enclosure to protect your parts. Is a case just simply that or should it be something more? Thermaltake makes a wide variety of cases for a wide variety of users. Not only do they cater to the higher end user, but they also cater to those on a budget. So whether you're looking for a case that has looks and plenty of features, or are simply looking for a case, Thermaltake has something for you. Today, in particular, we are looking at the V3 Black Edition. The V3 Black Edition does come at a modest price and, as the name suggests, it is painted black inside and out. The case is more than just a black mid tower case, there are other notable features, but we'll save those for later in the review.
With just a quick glance at the box, you can see it comes with a blue LED fan and the case has a sleek, yet basic, design. The right side of the box shows support for the case in multiple languages. On the back, we are shown the features of the case - one of which points out that there is only a single rear 120mm LED fan for exhaust. Considering the price of the case, it is understandable that only one fan is included, but it would be nice if manufacturers in general included at least two fans. Also notable are the included fan filters, like the one on the front panel and the one below the PSU. Lastly, the left side of the box shows there are two models of this case, although it does not note the difference between the two models.
We are met with the usual in terms of packaging when we unpack the case. The case is wedged between two pieces of Styrofoam and is in a plastic bag for protection. Sensitive areas of the case that could be prone to scratches are covered in plastic.
So far, so good, but what else does this case have to reveal about itself? Let's find out.