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Item#: N82E16811133099

Thermaltake V5 Black Edition Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis With Embedded Handle VL70001W2Z

  • SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • USB x 2, HD Audio, eSATA x 1 Front Ports
  • 9 or 6 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 0 or 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case is coated in black outward and inward, lending it stylish looks and a degree of individuality. A transparent window on the left side panel allows for a look inside the case. A perforated black mesh front panel offers optimized airflow and a sleek design. Equipped with an extra large and reinforced handle on the top, the Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case provides a firm and comfortable grip for a convenient transportation.

With dimensions of 508 (H) x 223 (W) x 490 (D) mm the Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case is a conveniently sized mid-tower that still offers more than enough room for system upgrades and expandability. Supporting up to 9 x 5.25" drive bay, with 3.5" HDD cage can install 3 x3.5" HDD, the Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case provides much flexibility in choosing device location and 5.25" & 3.5". Peripheral connectivity is given through the implementation of two USB 2.0 and HD audio connectors for MIC and speaker at the front panel.

  • newegg Flexible Drive Bay The Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case supports up to 9 x 5.25" drive bays and comes with a 3.5" HDD cage that can accommodate 3 x3.5" HDD.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case features an optional 120mm front intake fan, a 120mm rear exhaust fan and a huge 200mm top exhaust blue led fan for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Top & Front I/O Panel The Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports as well as 1 eSATA connector on the top panel.
  • newegg Easy Transportation The Thermaltake V5 Black Edition case features a large and reinforced handle for a firm and comfortable grip so you can carry it everywhere easily in to a LAN party.

Learn more about the Thermaltake V5 Black Edition

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Model
V5 Black Edition

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
9 or 6
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1 (convertable from 5.25")
1 x 2.5" (convertable from 5.25")
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
0 or 3
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
1 (convertable from 5.25")
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB x 2, HD Audio, eSATA x 1

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm front intake fan
1 x 120mm rear exhaust fan
200mm Fans
1 x 200mm blue LED top exhaust fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.30" x 8.78" x 20.30"
Weight
15.7 lbs.

Features

Features
All black coating for stylish inward appearance
eSATA & Bottom Based PSU
Flexible Drive Bay
Top 200mm dramatically huge blue LED fan
The V5 Black Edition is catering specifically to the needs of LAN party enthusiasts and people on the move, who frequently have to schlep their PC along. An extra large and reinforced handle on top of the V5 Black Edition guarantees for a firm and comfortable grip.
Big handle design allow gamer carry V5 Black Edition to everywhere easily in LAN Party.

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  • Victor S.
  • 7/20/2011 1:18:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Screw less bays
Black interior
Front mesh with dust covers
Handle

Cons: Terrible drive bay. You have to screw them in through a hole, so make sure you have a screwdriver that's at least 4 inches long (Also magnetic just to help).

There is no cable management at all. There's almost no room at all behind the motherboard.

The 2.5" drive bay is a huge pain to deal with, as it runs very tight between the bay holders and will cause scratches. It can also only be held in 1 position.

The top 200mm fan is NOT 200mm, it's 170mm and is essentially proprietary only to this case. Removing it involves removing the handle, (5 screws) and then disassembling the top section (7 more screws). You can only do this when your motherboard and top bays are clear.

Bottom dust cover is only removable when PSU is not in the bracket.

Overall airflow is lacking and sub par.

Other Thoughts: This case is much too expensive for the features and overall build quality. If you absolutely must have a case with a handle, there is one other option and it's worth every penny to get that one instead.

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  • Jason W.
  • 7/16/2011 12:11:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPC case

Pros: case looks cool from my previous case and the handle on the top helps when going to point A to point B

Cons: its a jungle Jim inside no way to hide the cables

(cable management)

gotta buy 2 120mm's

Other Thoughts: ill probably buy the Antec lan boy next time

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  • Richard B.
  • 7/10/2011 10:31:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome case!

Pros: GREAT CASE!! it has air filters all the way down the front panel to not let dust in! very easily let me install two 120mm fans on the front just inside the front panel. its also great that all the power button etc. cables are not attached to the front panel so you can remove the front panel completely without dealing with all the wires that are normally attached to it in most other cases.
place for another 120mm fan on the side panel - awesome
had plenty of room for my 3 hard drives and huge thermaltake frio cpu cooler.
love the easy drive mounting system and pci card system - pretty quick

Cons: the top 200mm fan is nearly impossible to remove if you dont want blue led's. i was doing white LED fans for this build so i was hoping to replace it, but that didnt work out.
this is the only con i could think of.

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  • Anthony H.
  • 5/7/2011 12:23:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple, I like it.

Pros: Handle is nice. MB offsets built in for standard ATX. Light and Mobile.

Cons: Can fit an AMD/ATI 6870 length video card but nothing much larger, not that I would put anything larger in our standard workstation. I will continue using this case in the office for further Workstations of this caliber.

Other Thoughts: The build associated with this case is as listed.
AMD 1090T
MSI 890FXA-GD65
16gb RAM
Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W
MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB

Nothing special just an easy build. Awesome Case.

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  • Steban U.
  • 4/3/2011 2:19:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: used for 1st gaming build
fits everything with room to spare
great air flow
looks amazing with blue leds

Cons: no front fan included
window could be bigger

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  • zachary s.
  • 4/1/2011 9:20:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Tower for the money

Pros: Good case for air movement, easily remove front cover, large sturdy handle.

Cons: Side covers are nearly impossible to remove, not sure if this is common or if they just made the teeth too large on my case, but I have bent the back of the case just trying to pry the side covers off. Not the biggest problem but if your constantly changing stuff, it gets to be a hassle opening the covers.

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  • John K.
  • 2/27/2011 8:56:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little case

Pros: Puts audio and USB at your finger tips. Has a handle and is an attractive case. There is a hold in the motherboard tray to allow installation of heavy after market coolers without removing the motherboard.

Every inch is painted. The motherboard mount points are raised so stand-offs aren't needed.

The PSU can be mounted upside down or right side up. This is a major bonus if you're looking to use the PSU's fan for case exhaust, and also if the case will be on carpet.

Cons: The handle is not reinforced as advertised. It's just 4 screws $crewed into the plastic handle. Metal screws into a load baring plastic handle. This being said it will easily hold the average computer.

Other Thoughts: Thermaltake, for future notice, don't use screw into plastic to make a load baring structure. It's a bad idea. Screws easily strip plastic holes. Put the screws through the handle and use nuts and washers.

Scythe YASYA SCYS-1000 shoots heat right through the top exhaust fan.

The 5.25 bay has slots to hold drives in place until you get screws or toolless things in place. This is great unless you want to install a 3 in 2 or 5 in 3 HDD drive bay. I had to unbend these.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2011 9:36:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: I thought Thermaltake did a nice job with this case. I originally was going to buy the V6, but I noticed this had a handle, and that was the selling point for me.
-Thermaltake is obviously geared toward cooling, and it is evident with the two large fans in the back.
-Nice layout, looks good, seems sturdy, PSU on bottom is a plus.
-Recessed reset button, difficult to press it accidentally, yet usable when needed.
-Front grill sections all have a padding that serves as a filter for air coming in.
-Handle is efficient for lan parties.

Cons: -Didn't care for the tool-less pci slots, but that's not too serious.
-As others have stated: contrary to Newegg's description, it does not come with a 120mm fan in front, I am planning to put one in to maintain proper hard drive cooling.

Other Thoughts: Despite some minor cons, I still gave it 5 eggs because, overall, it's a good case for the money.

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  • Jason L.
  • 2/14/2011 9:03:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: Good price, sturdy, proper ventilation, and quiet. I chose this case because I wanted a case with a handle, and a sleek simple design that does not showcase obscure angles or curves that make some cases to hard to look at. Everything on the case seems of high quality and the LED lighting is just enough to make it look great in low lighting, but also shouldn't hinder your sleep at night.

Cons: I didn't really like the tool-less expansion slot clips. I have two GPU's that carry a bit of weight and they just weren't doing justice in keeping them firmly in place. It's really not a problem as I just used screws anyway.

I have all 3 HDD expansion slots filled and it seems pretty cramped down there with all the wiring from the PSU getting in the way. So they're a bit tough to access. But how often does anyone need to get mess with that anyway?

EVEN THOUGH THIS CASE GREAT VENTILATION:
The description states that it comes with a front 120mm intake fan, it does not, so this needs to be corrected in the description. (and picture)

These are the only cons I've seen so far. 4 stars.

Other Thoughts: I have an Asus M4A79XTD-EVO motherboard and I had no problems with the topside fan blocking anything. I know some reviews state some issues with wires or connectors being hindered by this.

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  • Cody K.
  • 1/13/2011 3:53:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot terrible

Pros: Inexpensive. Roomy. Case build seems very solid.

Cons: Only three internal hard drive bays, and they're somewhat hard to utilize. When you pull the cage out, you need a long slender magnetized screwdriver to mount the drives. Also, my case had a very slight (visually unnoticeable) bend that caused the top half of the motherboard to be off by 1.5mm. That sounds slight, but it didn't line up properly with the I/O panel. The top fan cable is just a 4 pin Molex (instead of an actual fan header), and it's a piece of junk. Very flimsy and the pins were all bent. I'm going to chop it off and put on an actual fan header. Finally, the front USB port cable was unplugged when I got it. It was kind of difficult to get the cable plugged back in.

Other Thoughts: Aesthetically speaking, this case looks really nice. It's got a solid feel to it.

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