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Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS Review

Angry_Games    -   August 21, 2008
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Conclusion:

The case performed on par with the comparison test case with similar characteristics. The airflow was more than adequate, and cooled all of the hardware I had in it and then some, and with all of the room available, I could add enough hardware to run NORAD. Thermaltake really makes it easy to install and remove hardware with the tool-less design and removable parts. This is the most modular case I have ever had the pleasure to test, and on top of that, you can add Thermaltake's integrated Liquid Cooling System for even better temperature control. The design of the case makes me feel like I truly have a powerful self-built system, instead of a "cookie cutter" computer with a drab chassis.

First, this case is beautiful. The red and black color scheme is just awesome. There are a few disappointments, however. Why did Thermaltake decide to make all of the LED's blue? For the life of me, I can't figure this out. This doesn't detract from the beauty of the case, but the colors clash pretty severely when the lights are on. In total darkness, of course, one can't tell what the actual colors of the case are. But, when do you sit in complete darkness? Then again, does anyone really care if the case is red and black, and the lights are blue? I suppose not, but still - I would have liked it more if it looked more uniform. Also, for the size and weight of the case, Thermaltake should have included removable wheels so that the case would be easier to move around. Lastly, the door is so flimsy that every time I open it, I feel like it is going to break off in my hand.

Even with the few drawbacks, which are mainly personal preference, this is a rocking case. Plenty of room and excellent features. The price is a little on the high side, but you get what you pay for, and with the Xaser VI you get a lot. If you are in the market for a great case with more room that you can dream of, I highly recommend taking a gander at the Thermaltake Xaser VI. You will not be disappointed.

 

 

Pros:

  • Built like a tank!
  • Airflow, airflow, airflow!
  • Easy access, tool-less bays
  • Good internal customizable configurations
  • Removable motherboard tray
  • Red & black = excellent color scheme
  • Just about everything is removable!
  • Nifty drawer storage included
  • Plenty of ways to run cables

 

Cons:

  • So heavy it requires wheels - but has none!
  • Red & black color scheme, but blue LED's?
  • Cheap plastic cover of front panel feels like it's going to break
  • No power for e-SATA on front panel

 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (The Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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