Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS ReviewAngry_Games - August 21, 2008
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One important factor in building your own computer is that you get to express yourself, instead of having the same computer as the next guy - who bought his at Best Buy. You have control over the components, and yes, the case that they go into. The case is a work of art, displaying your taste and style. Just like people who comb their hair a certain way and put on makeup, your case is an expression of you and your system. But, a case is more than just style - it is protection for your system. Heat is a deadly element in computer systems all around the world. To combat that heat, a case must be designed for air efficiency. This way, the critical components inside will not overheat and fail.
Thermaltake has released a case that covers both of these areas, protecting your system and giving you a chance to show off your creation. The Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS case takes a unique approach, with the inside and outside designed for both maximum airflow and unique looks. The Xaser series of cases have been around for quite some time, and have always featured a new and radical approach to their designs. The Xaser VI comes in either a black and red or black and silver color scheme, and also has the ability to house an integrated Liquid Cooling System (LCS), which makes cooling your components with liquid easy and fast.
When the Thermaltake Xaser VI arrived, the packaging was quite tattered, and I was concerned that something might be damaged inside. The front and the back of the box sport a large image of the case, so you can get a good idea of what the Xaser VI looks like. The side has a list of the features that make the Thermaltake Xaser VI unique, such as being optimized for liquid cooling setups, and having independent thermal management for HDD, CPU, and video cards.
I was so nervous when I started to open the beat-up package that I took a slow, cautious approach. However, lo and behold, I saw how well Thermaltake protected the case and components inside. They really went above and beyond to make sure no damage would come to the Xaser VI when the item was in transit. The Thermaltake Xaser VI was wrapped in a protective sleeve to keep any of its parts from being scratched, and then sandwiched in between foam to prevent and dings or dents from outside forces. This was a relief, and kudos to Thermaltake for their care in packaging the Xaser VI.
Now that we have the Thermaltake Xaser VI out of the box, let's finish unwrapping it and take a better look at the monster.