One key that many people look for in a PC chassis is flexibility. Today Legit Reviews has the opportunity to a case from Thermaltake, the Core X2. The Thermaltake Core X2 is one of their Cube chassis and is designed for a mATX or smaller motherboard. The Thermaltake Core X2 is available for as little as $100.99 at Amazon with free shipping, or at Newegg for $104.99 shipped after a $15.00 rebate.
The Thermaltake Core X2 mATX Cube chassis is, at first glance a really slick looking chassis. Once we start digging into the Core X2 it will begin to reveal just how modular and truly customizable that the Core X2 is. The Thermaltake Core X2 is design in a way that it is stackable and able to work together as one massive system with a hell of a water cooling system, or multiple systems working together.
Beyond the ability to stack the Thermaltake Core X2, the Core X2 is almost entirely modular. Aside from the actual frame of the Core X2, the entire unit is nearly entirely modular. Just about every piece of the Core X2 chassis can be removed to make room, or adjust the Core X2 to fit the system going into it.
This is a picture from Thermaltake of everything stripped out of the Core X2. Once everything is stripped out the chassis is nothing more than a cube. From this point everything that will be needed for the build can be put back in, what isn’t needed can be left out! This will allow the system to be quite flexible for the end user, and will make working inside the chassis a breeze with all that room.
The amount of fans that the Thermaltake Core X2 mATX chassis can support is pretty darn staggering. If all of the available fan space were utilized using 120mm fans, the Core X2 would have a grand total of 22 120mm fans installed. The only location that wont accept a larger fan than 120mm is the sides and the bottom, those are limited to 120mm by design. The front and top can each support a pair of 140mm fans and at least one 200mm fan. The front is limited to a single 200mm fan while the top can support a pair of them.
The only thing more astonishing than the number of fans that the Thermaltake Core X2 can support, is the number of Radiators! Looking at the diagram above, the options are near limitless. The Thermaltake Core X2 can support up to six different radiators. While that may be a touch of overkill (is there such a thing?), it does give the Thermaltake Core X2 the ability to run nearly any combination that can be dreamed up! If you’re running a single Thermaltake Core X2 chassis, the front of the Core X2 is limited to a radiator that is only 360mm long. Though if you plan to run a pair of TT Core X2’s stacked, the Thermaltake Core X2’s will support up to a 540mm long radiator installed into the front of the units!
Thermaltake Core X2 Cube Chassis Specifications:
|Case Type||M-ATX Cube Case|
|Dimension||465 x 320 x 541 mm
(18.3 x 12.6 x 21.3 inch)
|Net Weight||11.6 kg / 25.6 lb|
|Side Panel||Transparent Window|
|Color||Exterior & Interior : Black|
|Cooling System||Front (intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Rear (exhaust) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
|Drive Bays||-Accessible : 3 x 5.25’’
-Hidden : 4 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ (HDD Cage) and 3 x 2.5’’ (HDD Tray)
|Motherboards||6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)|
|I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1|
|PSU||Standard PS2 PSU (optional)|
|LCS Upgradable||Supports 1/2”、3/8”、1/4” water tube|
|Fan Support||Front: 3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 1 x 200mm
Top: 6 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Bottom: 2 x 120mm
Left / Right Side: 3 x 120mm
|Radiator Support||Front:, 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm or 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
Top: 2 x 120mm or 2 x 240mm or 2 x 360mm or 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm or or 1 x 140mm
Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm
Left / Right Side: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
|Clearance||CPU cooler height limitation: 230mm
VGA length limitation: 330mm(with ODD Cage) or 480mm(without ODD Cage)
PSU length limitation: 220mm (With Bottom Fan)
Let’s take a tour of the Core X2 PC Case!