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Item#: N82E16811133011

Thermaltake Eureka VC8000BWA Black Chassis Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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ATX Full Tower
Case Material
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
12" x 9.6" (ATX), 9.6" x 9.6" (Micro-ATX), 12" x 13" (Extend ATX)
With Side Panel Window
Honeycomb see-through side panel


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Front Fan (1300rpm, 17dBA )
1 x 120mm Rear Blue LED Fan (1300rpm, 17dBA )
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

25.59" x 8.07" x 21.26"
19.7 lbs.


Compatible with most water cooling systems
Speaker style design
Arc curved modeling
Easy access to drive bays
Air vents in front
Removable motherboard tray
Screwless add-on card plate
Pre-assemble mounting for liquid cooling system
Thumb screws
Front & side panel lock for security

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Troy B.
  • 8/27/2009 6:51:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case (Big too)

Pros: Very Light, Roomy, Well Constructed, Looks cool. Good Deal, Well Executed screwless design for the card slots (there is a place to put screws in, but it is not necessary). Good Drive Rails (they are hidden behind the removable front plates) - Best storage location I have seen in 20 years. Great internal drive trays (bottom of HD mount).

Cons: Door on front huge (yes huge not just large) and heavy (thought the case is overall very light even with this heavy piece).
Because of the case length being larger than necessary for an ATX I will get a different one next time.

Other Thoughts: Wish the two 120 mm fans were 3 pin (I will swap them out).
Unusually long/deep due to the compatability with the larger motherboard. Had to fuss with the motherboard tray just a bit to get it to lock back in (30 seconds).

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  • Kevin P.
  • 8/20/2009 5:55:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWeak Clips for Facia

Pros: No sharp edges. Slide-out motherboard tray is always appreciated. Slide trays for HDDs and DVD drives work well. Plenty of room for the power supply and ventilation.

Cons: 5 HHD drive RAID server, 1 DVD, Quad Core, passive heatsink video card.

I chose this case because of its roominess and aluminum construction and past success with Thermaltake. To install the DVD drive, it's necessary to remove the front facia to get the aluminum shield off. The facia is heavy, I'm guessing about 30% - 40% of the weight of the entire case. It's held on with six small plastic tab-clips and, like one of the other reviewers here, I snapped one off trying to remove it; even after reading his review and being aware of how flimsy it is. Now I have an annoying gap at the top of the case where the clip is broken.

Thermaltake provided many screws for attaching the HDDs to the slide-in trays. Just not enough for a 5 disk RAID. I used two per drive instead of four. I'm sure it'll be fine. It's the gap at the top of the case that annoys me.

The front fan doesn't seem to provide much airflow at all. I can barely sense any airflow across the 5 HDD RAID.

Other Thoughts: I won't return this case but that's only because the client is expecting their server next week and I don't have the time to go through the RMA process. I've used Thermaltake cases before and have been very happy with them. I think that they didn't quite think this one through completely before it left the drawing board. Those clips were not meant to hold that much weight.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 8/13/2009 11:08:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Case

Pros: Decent case! Great price for a FULL tower.

Cons: A little cheap.

Other Thoughts: Be careful when removing the front portion of the case. The little plastic tabs are pretty weak as I broke one. Now the case has a small gap at the top crease. Not a HUGE deal BUT it still bothers me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/30/2009 6:32:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing quality case.

Pros: Boy has this case been through hell. I have used this case, punched it, kicked it, infact I had thrown it. (guys I am not lieng) I had done this because I was mad, however I am currently using the case and it is in amazing condition with only some scratches. Great build quality and it gets the job done nicely.

Cons: while it was spending 2 years in the garage after it had gotten beat up because of a fail in a computer build, only thing that got bad where the fans and I replaced them, but that is not really a con.

Other Thoughts: It looks nice and it is not one of those plastic childish cases alot of folks use now days. I also took out the front pannel because it is anoying and I added a 120mm fan in the front that takes up 3 5.25 bays.

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  • Paul R.
  • 7/28/2009 2:09:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, solid case with plenty of room!!

Pros: Everything. The case is very large; much bigger than a typical mid size case. There is plenty of room for the user to install hardware, remove and adjust. Also, this case features a removable motherboard tray, which aids greatly in installation. The hard drive bays are situated facing you on a 90 degree pivot so it's very easy to add and remove drives. Lots of room for cable adjustment and is able to maintain a cooler temperature do to it's large stature and aluminum build.

Cons: Only a few things...First, the side case door is a little flimsy so you have to take precaution with that as i imagine it very easy to damage. Also, since this case is very tall, you WILL need longer cables to extend from the motherboard to the peripherals, such as disk drives. I think adding a few extra fans would help in cooling since this case is so large. Also, find yourself a good filter for the front of this case. The large pre-installed fan sucks air striaght in and all over hardware. I don't understand the front door looks kool but in order for the case to pull cool air in, the door MUST remain open. Again, not a big deal with everything you get in a package like this.

Other Thoughts: Take the time to read the manual. This case is designed to install hardware in a different fashion than other case designs. Save yourself the headache of struggling to figure out how things install and just read the booklet with the case.

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  • Christa D.
  • 6/30/2009 8:44:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This baby is BIG, black and sexy! Everything about it was thoughtfully designed and it includes some cool features. Very nice construction and a breeze to put together. However, did I not mention it is large?

Cons: I wish the front panel and the outside plugs opened/were on the other side or had the option to move them. Or at least mount the door the other way. Plan on setting the case to the left of your monitor if you want to get to the front bays or use the outside plugs frequently. I'd like to able to see the inside of my case and have it open conveniently too.

Other Thoughts: This is my first custom case. Mostly I have done Frankenstein builds when money was more of a factor. Now that I have some scratch I'm really glad I invested in this case since it has so much room to upgrade.

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  • Keith J.
  • 6/28/2009 11:47:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThermaltake Shark Case revision

Pros: ***

Cons: ***

Other Thoughts: This case is almost exactly like the disco'd Thermaltake Shark (one of my favorites) with a different front door. Look it up.
A nice case light, runs cool etc.. I ended up cutting a piece of plastic with 2 X 120mm fans (1 per vent) .. I recommend this if you have hot video card(s) as the open side helps but doesn't really drop your temps.

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  • Robert W.
  • 6/13/2007 10:05:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBIG!

Pros: Very Big in size, like the air circulation and placement of the rear exaust fan. Easy drive installation and removal. Light and sturdy, looks like it cost a pretty penny.

Cons: Front Bevel likes to close on its own when switching CD's but nothing major.

Other Thoughts: Very nice case for my first build.

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  • Richard H.
  • 5/23/2007 2:25:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll aluminium case of dreams !!!!!

Pros: This is by far the best all aluminum case I have ever owned. I can even go as far as saying it's the best all aluminum case there is. It's a strong construction, very well engineered case. Built with pre drilled water cooling outlet tubes for external water cooling, and plenty of room inside for internal water cooling. As for conventional air cooling this case is very well designed. Both the external 5.25” & 3.5” and internal 3.5” drive bays have large holes were the screws would normally be to facilitate superior cooling. This case also has a removable mobo tray. Over all I am very pleased. This is one solid case!!!!!

Cons: There aren’t that many cons. If you have limited space and a limited budget this might not be the case for you. The front USB and audio ports are oddly placed on the right side of the case (facing front). The Front & side panel lock is a good feature but it can become problematic if you lose the two keys. The honey comb side window could be a little bigger. And the front 120mm fan has a filter that severely stops air flow; this would be a good feature if the fan had more suction power.

Other Thoughts: Over all the Thermaltake Eureka VC8000BWA Black Chassis is one heck of a case. For the price and solidity of this case you can’t go wrong. Adding water cooling is a breeze with the preinstalled Hose holes. Another nice edition is the HDD cage with rubber screw mounts and the screw-less 5.25” drive rails. If I could give this 10 starts I would.

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  • Benjamin S.
  • 3/24/2007 11:33:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHIS THING IS HUGE!!!!!!

Pros: It is HUGE!! Love the fact I can pack it full of everything I wanted in my next build. No scrapes on my knuckles. The front of this case is just awesome. Love the heavy door and the look. It was very easy when I installed all my drives and LED control panel. The removable motherboard tray was a plus and made the install of my Zalman fan very easy. If you want HUGE! BUY THIS CASE!

Cons: The only thing I can say is a CON: The location of the front jacks is odd. Should have put them somewhere near the top.

Other Thoughts: The good old folks over at UPS decided to put a boot through my first case while it was being shipped. Lost a buyer for this build because of it too. I first chose to go with an RMA through Newegg, but I'll tell ya, I wanted UPS to pay for it! So, I had them come to my house, on my schedule, and pick it up. We'll see what they decide to do. Yeah, Newegg would have taken it back with a full refund, but they're not to blame. I can't stand UPS.

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