Thermaltake Core X2 Micro ATX Cube Chassis Review

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Thermaltake Core X2 mATX Cube Chassis Build

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Despite the Thermaltake Core X2 having more than enough room to work in, it was nice being able to remove the motherboard tray to mount it. I installed the necessary stand offs on to the tray, and the mother board fit on to the tray without any alignment issues.
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Having the motherboard installed onto the Core X2 motherboard tray before installing the tray back into the Core X2 did have me a little bit worried. I wasn’t sure if the I/O panel of my GIGABYTE board would line up perfectly with the I/O shield, I’m happy to report that the tray with the motherboard installed, ¬†fit perfectly!
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Routing the cables from the front of the Thermaltake Core X2 to the GIGABYTE motherboard was a breeze, there is more than enough cable to make it back there.

thermaltake-core-x2-power-wiring-2Tossing in the Corsair HX750 power supply makes the system look like a bit of a rats nest, but cable routing wasn’t an issue.
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With nothing more than a handful of zipties, I was able to clean up the cabling pretty well.

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Spinning the Thermaltake Core X2 Cube chassis around, the bundled up wires become apparent.

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The panel on the side of the Thermaltake Core X2 is designed to fit up to a 360mm x 120mm radiator, I mounted up one of my old radiators without an issue. I really would have liked to see this case years ago when I was building custom loops, this would have been great!

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Spinning the radiator mount around, the three fans are neatly tucked into location. Along the bottom of the radiator mount, there is a channel for the fan wires, this really helps to keep a very clean look.

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Once the radiator is mounted, the mount locks into place with a pair of thumb screws at the top, and a couple of slide locks along the bottom.

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If you are running a pair (or more) of Thermaltake Core X2 chassis in a stacked configuration you can swing the radiator mount to the other side. This won’t work if you’re only running a single Core X2 as this location blocks the power supply.

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