We have been seeing little pieces of Thermaltakes new line of cases and custom liquid cooling systems. Today, we were able to meet up with Thermaltake to take a close look at their latest innovation for the demanding enthusiasts. As the new hardware becomes available, Legit Reviews will work hard to check them out and give you our opinions on them.
Core X Stackable Case
Thermaltakes latest case is the Core X series, with three submodels available, they offer the ultimate is user configurations. Designed to allow the user to configure the case to meet their specific need rather than making the user adjust their desire to fit a specific case. These configuration changes include swapping the side panels, and moving the typical front I/O cluster from one side to the other. In addition, if you find that your custom liquid cooling solution won’t fit into a specific case, you can purchase two of the cases and stack them! Allowing for incredibly complex and powerful custom cooling solution for the GPU and CPU.
The smallest unit is the X1, measuring 16.8 x 11 x 18.5 inch and supports ITX motherboards, it has the same customizable features we just mentioned but in a small cube form factor. All intakes are filtered with magnetic filters to keep the interior as clean as possible. For drive space, you can install up to two 5.25″ devices, three 3.5″ and one 2.5″ drives. The front I/O cluster includes the typical items with dual SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. For a small case, it’s cooling potential is huge, supporting all the way up to a 360mm radiator in the top panel or 280mm radiator at the front of the case. Cooling shouldn’t be a problem!
The next model is the X2, as you might suspect, it is larger than the X1, allowing for m-ATX motherboards and measures 18.3 x 12.6 x 21.3 inches. Here is where things start to get to the extreme. Liquid cooling support, is greatly increased to two 360mm radiators at the top panel, up to 360mm radiator in the front or the sides, 240mm on the bottom and a small 140mm at the back of the case! So many cooling options! Drive support is increased as well to three 5.25″, four 3.5″ and three 2.5″ drives.
The biggest model is the X9, supporting E-ATX motherboards, it measures 19.8 x 15 x 25.2 inches. Three 5.25″ devices, six 3.5″ and two 2.5″ drives are supported in the X9. With a larger case, cooling gets even more extreme with support for two 480mm radiators on the top panel, 480mm on the sides and bottom, 360mm on the front, and a 140mm on the back panel. More than enough cooling options to do some extreme cooling!
Don’t forget something we mentioned at the beginning, these cases are designed to be stacked! When they are stacked, they look like one case, rather than two cases that are stacked.