Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Chassis
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 03-05-2010
Provided by: Thermaltake
Exterior Cont.

Looking at the rear of the chassis, we can see that the power supply is mounted in the bottom of the case. This has become popular over the last few years but something you don't see very often with a budget case.

At the top we find the I/O port and a 120mm exhaust fan. Below the exhaust fan is what appears to be two knock-out filler pieces that could accommodate liquid cooling tubes, despite Thermaltake listing this case as not water cooling capable in the specifications.

Seven expansion slots are available with a bracket that holds the slot covers in place. Below this is the power supply mounting location. You can also see the four Philips screws (two per side) that hold the panels in place. There is also a locking slot on the right side should you wish to keep your hardware safe from wandering hands at your next LAN party.

Here we have a look at the top and bottom of the chassis. I realized after the fact that I could have gotten a better angle on these photos. Either way, you should be able to see what's going on. The first photo is of the bottom of the chassis and shows the four case feet and the PSU fan intake port and another 120mm fan port, although a fan is not included here. We can also see screw holes for a 2.5" SSD which is something that is still very uncommon. Usually if you want to use a solid state drive in a desktop, you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter or simply leave it sitting freely on the floor of your system.

On top of the case we find two more 120mm fan ports, again both empty. As you can see, there are provisions in place for some serious cooling potential should you need it. This is very impressive for a case that costs under $40.

Move along as we check out the interior of the V3.

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