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ThermalTake V6 BlacX Edition

A small case window provides a peek at your processor cooler and graphics card. The sunken handle area provides some extra grip when removing the panel from your case and there's also room to install an optional 120mm fan in the side panel to provide some extra airflow for your graphics card(s)

There's not a lot to see on the right side of the case, except the same type of handle-like feature and some small vents.

The rear panel is black, just like the rest of the case. It has a 120mm exhaust fan and as you can see the power supply is bottom-mounted in the V6 BlacX. The left panel is secured with two thumb screws while the right side panel uses regular screws.

The top of the V6 BlacX is very open and unfortunately there are no dust filters to prevent dust from falling into your case. On the picture below you can see the 200mm blue LED top exhaust fan and near the front of the case is the SATA dock.

The storage dock is the main selling point of the V6 BlacX Edition.

The embedded HDD dock connects to your motherboard via a SATA cable and supports 2.5" and 3.5" hard disk drives/solid state disks. To be able to hotswap disks you need to activate AHCI on your motherboard, otherwise you won't be able to safely eject disks without turning off your computer. The dock works great and given that these devices easily cost as much as $40 it's pretty nice to see it integrated into a $69.99 case.

At the bottom of the case are four rubber feet and a vent for the intake fan of your power supply.

Added: September 14th 2010
Score: 6.5/10
Related Link: ThermalTake
Page: 2/5

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