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Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX Case Review

Overall we think the Thermaltake Core V1 is a fairly decent chassis which is attractively designed.  We imagine that the majority of people will admire the understated design of the case, which makes it ideal for use as home theatre PC or gaming system.

When it comes to build quality, we are a little disappointed with the Core V1 but there are not any serious issues to speak of.  Some of the materials used in construction feel a little flimsy  but the price of the case must also be factored in.  The Core V1 is cheaper than a lot of the competition, so we can consequently forgive the slight build quality issues.

In our thermal and acoustic tests, the Core V1 delivers decent results.  While it is clear that this case isn’t specifically designed for maximum cooling capability or silent acoustics, it strikes a reasonable balance between the two.

At a price of £37 from CCL Computers, the Thermaltake Core V1 offers decent value for money.  This means it is similarly priced to the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced that we looked at a couple of years back, but offers a superior interior layout and more attractive aesthetics.

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Pros

  • Understated design.
  • Compact form factor
  • Good value for money.
  • Quiet operation.

Cons

  • Average build quality.
  • Limited cable routing options.

KitGuru says: An impressive case from Thermaltake and at the modest asking price, difficult to ignore.

WORTH BUYING

Rating: 8.5.

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