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Thermaltake VI5000BNS Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SECC Steel MicroATX Mid Tower
  • USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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A small case that's big on features, Thermaltake's V15000BNS WingMA is ideal for use as a small gaming platform or home theater PC. This mid-tower case is crafted from durable SECC steel and fits Micro-ATX motherboards along with nine drives and four expansion cards. Three 5.25" drives and a pair of 3.5" drives can be accessed from the front while another four 3.5" drives are mounted internally.

A large meshed grille across the front allows large amounts of cooling air to be drawn in by a large, whisper-quiet, rear-mounted 120mm fan to prolong the lives of your drives and your other components. An air filter removes dust from the incoming air. Additional cooling air flow can be achieved by mounting a second 120mm fan on the provided mount behind the front screen.

A removable air guide and vent on the side panel also aids in cooling the CPU and VGA cards. Dual USB 2.0 ports along with HD audio input and output jacks are mounted alongside the 3.5" drives for easy access.

  • newegg Great Expandability with 9 Drive Bays Featuring three 5.25" external drive bays, and six 3.5" drive bays (two external and four internal), the Thermaltake VI5000BNS provides great expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Thermaltake VI5000BNS features one 120mm rear fan, side air duct and video card vent for efficient ventilation. Front meshed 5.25" drive bays maximize airflow to keep HDD cool.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Thermaltake VI5000BNS features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

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


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  • David C.
  • 3/12/2014 9:43:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice MicroATX Case

Pros: Sturdy, nice-looking little case. Has a strong, well-built feel to it and if/when you have it in your hands you'll know what I mean.

Positively, does have room (if you remove the inside air duct) for a 120mm CPU heatsink/fan like the C.M. Hyper212 EVO. The top of the EVO heatsink I installed left just a couple mm's distance from the side panel.

If you wanted, for better vga cooling, you could also probably mount an 80mm fan rotated slightly, to the inside of the lower side vent: there are holes which line up pretty well if you just turn the fan a bit. Have the fan blow air in and onto the vga. The 120mm rear fan (another nice feature) will draw all the warm air out silently.

Wide footprint means the case won't move much if it's bumped.

Cons: Only thing I can think of is that the power button is slightly wobbly. When you press to turn on the computer, it moves slightly to either side. TT could perhaps design more support into the power button so that it would match the solid look/feel of the product.

Either way you press it, it still clicks and turns on the computer; it just feels a little wobbly. So no egg deduction b/c it gets the job done still fairly nicely.

Other Thoughts: Overall 5 eggs b/c this case is well-made.

One of the few small microATX size cases that is sturdy, looks nice, and comes with some room for a tall CPU heatsink. Sorry I can't comment on the VGA card room, I didn't measure it b/c I was building this for someone else who had onboard vga.

I would definitely buy another one. I enjoyed putting together a custom pc in this little case.

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  • Anthony H.
  • 11/21/2013 6:32:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice quality case for a small home server type machine

Cons: You won't fit a modern high end GPU in this thing

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  • Nethaniel W.
  • 7/2/2013 9:17:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice overall case, tight side panel.

Pros: Holds everything needed for a basic system.

The front panel USB and audio connectors are connected with replaceable cables just in case, but are held in securely.

The front right side of the case has enough room to hold the excess cable length well.
Easy to install most items.

Airflow is fluid and can hit everything needed easely.

You can mount a 80mm fan in the front to help airflow. (Which I did)

The status LED's are visable, but not over bright like some other cases.

The assume that at lease one add-in card will be installed, so they leave on slot open with a cover included with the screwes.

Cons: To put in add-in cards, you need need to remove a place-holder. When it's removed, you can install cards like any other case, but you really need to put it back on as Thermaltake decided to leave a hold where the placeholder goes.
This can mess up proper airflow. In addition the placeholder doesn't keep cards from moving, so you still need to secure them in with a screw.

The hole for the I/O Shield seems to be a little too big causing the shield to slip out. Yes, slip, not pop. Once a motherboard is installed, it stays in place, however, the top of it still can be pushed in with enough force.

The side panel is a tight difficult fit. I had to get a flat-head screw driver to wedge it under the back lip to get it off and then I had to spend about 10 minutes getting the side panel back on properly so it was flush with the case.
However, once it's on though, your good. Lets face it, how often is anyone going to open there PC?

Personally I don't like built-in standoff's so I put in some non-conductive washers between the board and case.
I feel these should be included with the case.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a good case. I build a fairly basic system with one hard drive, DVD-RW drive, and a video card. The rest is all on board and this case is really solid once everything is in place.
It's somewhat flashy without screaming "Look at me!" which is a nice touch.

The external drives are placed behind the frame so there aren't flush, however not so much that it's bothersome. If anything, it helps prevent accidental opening of the optical drive.

As with almost all other cases, the reset button is small, and can be hard to press. It's not major as it's really needed anymore, and as said most other cases do the same thing.

If you are building a basic system, this case is fine.

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  • Valued C.
  • 1/26/2013 6:34:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: Generally easy to work with
Fair quality except for power button

Cons: Power button gets stuck -- constantly
Overpriced

Other Thoughts: Kinda takes the fun out of things when you have to keep taking the front cover off the case to unstick the power button. Basically have had this case sitting around for a while, then finally got some parts together and assembled a new build. Everything works great except for the power button, but, ya know, that's a kinda important part. Have used and TRUSTED Thermaltake products in the past, but this case is basically useless, and now I'm gonna have to remove everything and reassemble in a different case. No more Thermaltake products for me. There's NO EXCUSE for not being able to make a decent power button. NO EXCUSE.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. It's possible that there is simply a defect with THAT specific power button and we can easily replace that for you through our warranty claim service. Please use the following link to direct you to the specific page where you will need to enter in your submission.

http://support.thermaltakeusa.com/ttRma/Agreement.aspx


Thank you!

Thermaltake USA Customer Service
1-800-988-1088
M-F 9am~5:30pm (PST)

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  • Scott G.
  • 12/30/2012 1:04:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Flexible Box for Server Storage

Pros: Space for 9 3.5"s drive if you use a 5.25 to 3.5 converter. Which is pretty amazing for a low cost case. Using the case for a media server, household PC and work PC backup station.

Already had a PSU and just outgrew my old case.

Cons: The 2, 3.5 external slots had hole and guides which were slightly off...

No biggie for someone with a power drill.

Be careful inside there especially on the PCI expansion slot area... When putting this system together I got a real stinger of a sheet metal cut

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  • Rodolfo P.
  • 9/19/2012 12:07:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Little Case

Pros: - Solid case meaning no flex
- Good size for microATX boards
- Looks great for a office/basic build

Cons: - Proximity of the hard drives to the motherboard make it a tight fit

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  • Austin W.
  • 5/20/2012 9:42:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRegular ATX Power supply; NOT MicroATX

Pros: Solid, generally well-built, nice-looking case for a cheap price.

Cons: - "MicroATX" case takes a regular ATX power supply, and this is not clearly stated in the product description.
- Only comes with one (exhaust) fan.
- Photos show a black plastic side air duct to funnel air from CPU fan directly out of the case. This was not included in my box. I do not know if the photo is wrong, or if my box was simply mis-packed.
- internal HDD enclosures will position tail end of HDDs over the lower-right of the motherboard; many motherboards (including the one I used) have their SATA ports in this location, making for a tight fit. This is more of a problem if the SATA ports are aligned perpendicular to the board, less if they are aligned parallel. There is enough clearance so it's not impossible to connect them, but once the HDDs go in, don't expect to adjust the cables that are connected to the board.

Other Thoughts: It was harder than I would have liked to maneuver a microATX motherboard into place with anything else in the case, or with any cables connected to the board; it's a tight fit.

My only *real* complaint is that it's not clearly labeled that this takes a full ATX power supply, so I ended up ordering microATX and had to run out to the store for a replacement in the middle of my build.

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  • Mirnes S.
  • 11/10/2010 11:49:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdecent case

Pros: decent case, serves the purpose well, 120mm fan quiet

Cons: the 120mm fan (tt1225) died after a little over 2 years of use. in all fairness though, my computer is on all the time

Other Thoughts: big enough for an average system. do some calculations before you buy your case though. a little extra room won't hurt

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  • John S.
  • 10/26/2009 9:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThermaltake VI5000BNS

Pros: Good Quality. Attractive design.

Cons: Will not accommodate larger video or other addon cards.

Other Thoughts: Great for a small compact system

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  • Pamela L.
  • 9/4/2009 8:34:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot terrible, not great.

Pros: The case is small but moves a lot of air with with 2 120mm fans (1 intake, 1 exhaust). Everything stays well within acceptable temperatures. Built in standoffs. Decently good looks, not too flashy or boring. Standard ATX power supply.

Cons: Buying this case you probably want something small, but it should be noted that there is little to no extra room in this thing. A 9600 GT has only millimeters of clearance, and is too tall to allow the slot retainer to close at the back. Intake fan is not included. Stock exhaust fan is loud. I cut my finger trying to wrench off a slat in the back when installing the graphics card. They are not individual slats, it is stamped metal and the slats have to be broken out to install anything into the pci slots. Graphics card extends into the 3.5 bay, which forces my hard drive to be mounted in the lowest bracket. This also covers several sata ports. No tool free design. Plastic feet do not grip. Inserting a usb device on the front port will slide the whole computer backwards if on a smooth surface.

Other Thoughts: For the price it's not awful, but I can only recommend getting this case for simple micro atx projects. Consider the size of your pci cards and the location of your sata ports. This is a cramped case, not quiet, and not overly user friendly. You need to plan the order in which you install things, or you will block yourself. 3 eggs because I made it work for me, but the case fought me on it.

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