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Item#: N82E16811133132

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
  • FR USB, Audio, IEEE 1394
  • Mirror coating
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Who says cutting edge cool has to be expensive? Thermaltake's VA3000BWA begs to differ. This affordable case doesn't need any fancy words to show its edge of cool, one picture is more than enough. But don't think this is just another pretty face. With four external 5.25" drive bays, two 3.5" external drive bays, and five internal 3.5" drive bays, this case has room for whatever you need of it.

The side panel window has a 90mm blue LED fan for max light and cooling. It has two 120mm fans: one in the rear and one in the front, with an innovative mesh design for improved air flow to make sure the heat from this system is just from its looks. With all this, what more could be asked of it? How about the durability of steel to protect your investment? This is indeed the total package you’ve been looking for.

  • newegg Mirror-Coated Lightweight Aluminum Case The lightweight, sturdy, all-aluminum Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA with mirror coating surface weighs only up to 6.0 kg and fits into virtually any space.
  • newegg Maximum Expandability with 11 Drive Bays The Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA boasts four external 5.25" drive bays, two external and up to five internal 3.5” drive bays for peerless expandability.
  • newegg Highly Efficient Ventilation A 9cm side fan delivers effective cooling for the CPU and graphics card while dual 12cm fans in the front and at the rear provide great airflow and heat dissipation throughout the case.
  • newegg Easy Installation The Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA features 5.25" sliding rails and slide-in cages for convenient hard drive mounting. Screwless expansion slots for quick PCI card installation and thumb-screws for tool-less access using the side panel, plus a washable dust filter for easy cleanup and replacement all add up to an extremely easy chassis to work with!
  • newegg Maximum Security The security locks on the front bezel and side panel prevent unauthorized access for maximum security.
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The convenient top I/O panel ensures easy access to dual USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 Firewire port and two Audio & Speaker ports.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VA3000BWA




ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX (9.6'' x 9.6'') & ATX (12'' x 9.6'')
With Side Panel Window


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

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB2.0 ; 2 x Audio ; 1 x IEEE1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
90mm Fans
1 x 90mm side fan
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan
1 x 120mm front fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

18.82" x 8.27" x 19.49"


Mirror coating, Lockable safety side-panel

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Thermaltake VA3000BWA

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  • marvin r.
  • 5/5/2012 2:28:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs6 years

Pros: I had this case for going on 6 years now well built I enjoyed this case very nice Mid size case.

Cons: To small inside for full size boad, Not much room to work on very tight,
I was useing a XFX 8500 GTX full size Video card not much room I had to not use couple hard drive spaces to get the Video card to fit, I use to run SLI the case ventalation not all that great for SLI, Even using extra fans SLI ran on the hot side I end going back to 1 videocard system..

Other Thoughts: I now building a new system and going with a full size case this time around.

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  • Justin C.
  • 11/10/2011 10:02:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: I've owned this case for about 5 or 6 years now and I've used it for about 3 or 4 different builds. Case is nice and wide. I have a zalman 9700 heatsink and there's still about 2 inches of space between it and the door. Plenty of space for mounting drives, fan controllers, etc.. Two 120mm fan spots offers more than adequate airflow IMO. I overclock to the max and never have heat problems. It's Mid ATX, but it has plenty of space even for large motherboards such as the Sabertooth 990FX

Cons: Front LED lights are annoyingly bright, but they're easy to remove. The hard drive bays fit in long ways and you might have to figure something out if you have a long video card(s) to mount inside it.

Other Thoughts: I don't remember what the quality of the fans were that came with it, it's been so long since I replaced them. Come with a lot of extra nonsense inside for connecting all the extra ports and alarm functions. I removed everything except the reset and power switch, it's much easier to manage now.

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  • Shawn A.
  • 1/29/2010 1:57:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThermaltake knows how to make great cases

Pros: I freaking love this case. I actually own the silver version of this case but its the same thing. I have had this case since 2006 and I have had 3 different motherboards in it. Lots of space inside, easy to move things around. I would highly recommend this case. It has great airflow. After owning this case for nearly 4 years now it has held up great especially for being so light weight and made of aluminum.

Cons: After nearly 4 years of owning this case the only thing that has broken on it is the side 90mm fan burned out. I need to replace that one. Also after I replaced my older video card with a GTX 260, it barely fits and I had to move one of my hard drives up a bay so it could fit. Can't fit large video card and hard drive right next to each other.

Other Thoughts: Overall excellent case. Unless you are planning on doing SLI or something you might want a larger case, this is a mid-ATX not a full ATX. With 3 hard drives in the bays, and a large GTX 260, it can get a bit cramped in there. Minor inconvenience, i've worked around it.

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  • Sam H.
  • 1/26/2010 11:05:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Looks nice, decent cooling, plenty of room to route cables behind the drive cages.

Cons: The top audio ports were defective. The mic jack continually detects that you plugged/unplugged/plugged/unplugged your mic when it is plugged in.

Also, the right hinge on the door to the top jacks was broken when the case arrived.

I submitted an RMA with Thermaltake to get the top panel replaced.

Other Thoughts: Overall, the case is fine, but I'm really disappointed with the quality.

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  • geoff t.
  • 1/24/2010 7:29:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: This case is by far the nicest one I've seen on the market. I have had it for 2yrs now it still looks and functions like new.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Well it's close to tax returns and after browsing hundreds of cases I will probably be purchasing this case again. Time for an upgraded desktop and give my wife the old one :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2010 9:00:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThermaltake Tsunami

Pros: The exterior is awsome. It has like a glossy look on the Outside. On the inside of the case there are no sharp edges like you find in the cheep cases. Love the top Front USb Ports.

Adding the Dust cloth is a nice touch to buff the finger prints off. It pays to get a good case!!
Love the thumb screws, and Tool Free installation too..

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have had this case for over 4 years and it still looks as good as the day I bought it. I tried to buy another case but couldn't find anything I like. I am now a fan of thermaltake products.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2010 9:29:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPretty but Annoying

Pros: It looks pretty, and that's what I was going for.

Cons: The door on the front is a little annoying, especially when you're troubleshooting, but I should have known what I was getting into.

A plastic piece attached to the power button snapped off while applying normal pressure. A little super glue did the trick... was not too upset as this isn't the first time something plastic snapped off a case. It's not a particularly expensive case and these things tend to happen.

The front door frame comes apart from the case a little too easily. Simply pulling the door open shouldn't cause that to happen

Other Thoughts: I went for pizazz but I should have just went with a boring case that was a little sturdier and less annoying. Sure looks good though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2010 10:48:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case, just be careful

Pros: * Very easy to work in
* Came with a nice LED fan, and decent cooling ability
* Grabs considerable attention
* Front is strong and very sturdy
* Keys and locks are a nice touch

Cons: * Didn't include enough standoffs for a standard ATX MB
* My case came with broken front LED's
* The construction of the remainder of the case is very flimsy (very high gauge alu.)
* Not long enough for a multilple double wide cards and an array of HD's

Other Thoughts: Consider a Cooler Master as an alternative.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2009 12:15:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTop Notch!

Pros: Owned this case for a year now, and I am still impressed. I haven't even had to change a fan yet! Sturdy construction, Plenty of air flow, Quiet and good looking case. If you want to show off a rig, this case is the one to do it. Locking door keeps my kids honest, and off my machine!

Cons: No beer cooler.

Other Thoughts: I expected to have had to change the fans by now, but all still run within 100 RPM of the first day. All LED's still work. GREAT PRODUCT.

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  • Jacob B.
  • 12/30/2009 8:08:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant

Pros: This case has turned out to be everything I've wanted and more. With It's already sleek design, the seemingly spacious interior, along with the ability to retain a cool temperature was something I not only didn't expect, but something I became very happy with, very quickly. After looking up the specs. on the depth, width and height of the motherboard, I expected it to be not only a tight fit, but rather difficult to install. To my surprise, not only did the motherboard fit comfortably, but the case had even more room than I would have expected in the rom cases. On top of all this, including the phenomenal luster, I have yet to see a case, non-insulated, retain such a cool temperature as this one does.

-Great Looks
-Great Deal
-Great Space

More than I expected. Get this case.

Cons: -Locks are, as expected, cheap.

Other Thoughts: None :]

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