Thermaltake has long since been an industry leader when it comes to having a stylish and functional chassis. Bringing justifcation to this legacy is their latest in the ‘V’ series. The V3 Black Edition.
Affordable and practical do not always go hand-in-hand, but for some manfacturers this synergy is blended and what comes out is usually good. That being said the V3 looks to live up to such high expectations with its features and design, and a promise to not be hard on the wallet.
Airflow is a must for modern components which tend to run hotter as time and technology progress. This key ingredient is first and formost on our look at the V3. With mounting points for a 120mm Fan at the front, bottom, rear and top (and if you really wanted to the side) airflow looks to be very good at a glance. As well the front panel is all meshed which will further improve an already good design. The PSU is mounted on the bottom of the case which is fast becomming an industry standard among chassis providers, allowing the PSU to feed off cooler air then their top mounted brethren.
Front Panel connectivity is kept modest , with only two USB 2.0 ports and a Mic/Headphone connector available. Looking on the inside, we see two very common themes that have really taken the chassis market by storm. First up is the back panel hole that allows us to switch out cooling solutions without having to remove the motherboard first. Pioneered long ago this feature is now almost mandatory on any new case design. As well the inside is finished in the same Black as the rest of the case, giving uniformity and helping to please those enthusiasts that demand such touches in style.
Storage comes in the form of a single 2.5″ slot for newer SSD’s, and 4 standard 3.5″ for the more common HDD’s. 4 External 5.25″ and 1 3.5″ help round out the V3 Black Edition and make it as complete as one could ask for given its price range.
With a MSRP of $39USD , this is sure to please those of us who desire Form and require function without breaking the Bank.
Availability is yet to be determined however at the time of this posting.