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Thermaltake Core V1 Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis, Compatible with air and Liquid Cooling Builds (CA-1B8-00S1WN-00)

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Thermaltake Mini Chassis - Core V1

The new Core V1 represented by Thermaltake is a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel. Smart interchangeable side panels flip according to your need - either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow, allowing you to make your own personal setup. You not only have a really powerful mini system, but also the ability to house various overclocking components to push your system over the top!


Chambers Concept

Core V1 is divided into two main chambers: the upper chamber is made for cooling performance and efficiency, and the lower chamber is made for PSU and cable management. With the aid of the removable 2.5"/3.5" drive device racks, you'll enjoy the maximum interior space for advanced cooling performance or a liquid-cooled system.

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Advanced Ventilation

With a promising cooling ability, Core V1 has various mounting points to support all types of cooling systems - including DIY/AIO liquid cooling systems and air cooling units. A large 200mm fan is preinstalled in the front, along with two optional 80mm turbo fans at the rear - guaranteed to hold up any type of gaming system.


Interchangeable Side Panel

Symmetrical panels allow users to build their system with personality. Move around the panels for either the best viewing presentation or cooling performance. A removable PSU dust filter and adjustable shockproof rubbers are installed on the bottom panel of the chassis to extend PSU life.

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Handy I/O Ports

Designed with convenience and cleanness in mind, Core V1 has built-in dual USB 3.0 and HD audio connectors together with the Power and Reset Button on the side of front panel, which not only keep the panel clean and simple, they also grant direct and easy access for external devices.


Great Expansion in Compact Size

Core V1 is designed with high-end gaming system compatibility, so gamers can easily install up to four data storage devices with the modular drive racks, a dual-expansion graphics card slot with the lengths up to 10.2" (260mm), a tower CPU cooler with height up to 140mm, together with a high-Wattage PSU up to 7" (180mm) long - and still offers 3" (80mm) of cable management space.

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Core V1 Radiator Supporting List


Core V1 Fan Supporting List


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Quick Info


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

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  • Jon F.
  • 9/26/2014 7:29:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent NAS enclosure, too

Pros: Excellent fit and finish
Nice layout and design
Attractive minimalist appearance
quiet front fan
interchangeable top and side panels

Cons: None for me

Other Thoughts: I really wanted a sealed fanless box for a small NAS with 2 to 4 x 3.5" HDD's. However, I was unable to find any suitable commercial enclosures that didn't cost 2x - 5x the cost of the 10W TDP ASRock Q1900DC-ITX Celeron J1900 + 8 Gb RAM I'm using for the server. I chose this cube as the best inexpensive alternative. I have 2 x 3.5" HDD's and 1 x 2.5" SSD mounted to the supplied drive caddies. Since the MB is DC input, supplied by a 60W laptop brick, the entire ATX power supply bay is empty. I'm thinking about building a UPS into the lower bay, capable of running the NAS, router, and cable modem for hours without AC power. This enclosure was clearly designed for building a mini-ITX gaming rig, but it's also a fine choice for a small server if you do not require hot swap and/or ODD drive bays. The included 200 mm 800 rpm front fan is very quiet, though I can hear it because the CPU and power supply is fanless. I do not think there is a better value mini-ITX enclosure.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2014 9:14:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Value

Pros: -This is such an awesome case for the $, especially given the sturdy build quality. Don't let the light weight deter you.

-Any thick 120/140mm AIO/Closed Loop cooler will mount up front doing push pull no problem. Nepton 140XL fit perfect.

-I fit a MSI GTX 970 Gaming in it no problem. I found sliding the card through the front GPU "pocket" the best way to get a long card in and out.

-*Real* maximum CPU cooler height is 145mm, a 150mm Thermaltake Macho 120 touches the top panel.

-Per the instructions you can mount an addition pair of 3.5 HDD's on the vented side panels bringing it's total capacity to 4 3.5's and 2 2.5's.

-Front panel has a extended lip at the bottom for easy removal. It also uses a foam type dust filter.

-The front fan is surprisingly quiet, it's range is 300-800RPM and it's basically silent up to 600ish RPM.

-Plenty of areas to snake/hide cables for a clean build.

Cons: -Feet are plastic, no rubber for damping vibration.

-The provided user placed PSU vibration dampers are kinda ghetto.

-No dust filters for the 2 vented side panels.

-I really really really suggest investing in some 80mm fans for the rear exhaust, made a huge difference in Temps with a 100W+ TDP graphics card.

-Hard drive cages could have used a more sophisticated mounting method, as is you basically wedge them in place and screw them down.

-Front 200mm Fan is offset to the right in order to accommodate huge graphics cards which in turn means it's not directly cooling your GPU.

Other Thoughts: All of these complaints are pretty much irrelevant given this cases price.

Buy some fancy case feet, stick some Home Depot rubber washers under the PSU and get a pair of Demciflex filters for the side panels. Or do none of this and have a incredible case for the money.

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  • Adam R.
  • 9/20/2014 10:25:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBest mini-ITX on the market

Pros: Holds full size PSU, room for front mount radiator, everything fits perfectly. TT even allows fan mounting on the side panels for superior air flow. A10-7850k stays exceptionally cool even under extreme loads.

Cons: none

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  • Robert D.
  • 9/17/2014 7:42:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Please

Pros: Very easy to remove side panels, solid construction

Cons: none so far

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  • Charles B.
  • 8/29/2014 6:53:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood quality, nearly silent

Pros: Solid build quality - nothing flexes or creaks, and everything fits together tightly. The included 200 mm front fan is fantastic, with huge airflow while being absolutely silent unless I literally put my ear up to the front panel. Tons of room and inside the case for components, PSU and cable management. Every panel and face of the case can be removed to make installation very simple and straightforward.

Cons: Only two hard drive drive bays. This isn't a really big deal, it's clear from the product description. If you want to use this as a desktop system,though, that's a detail you'll want to keep in mind.

Other Thoughts: This really is an excellent case. Very well-built, the design is smart, and I'm very pleased. I set it up as a living room Steam/media PC with a Pentium Anniversary Edition, Geforce 750 Ti, Asrock mITX Z97 board, an SSD and a mechanical hard drive. The massive front fan is enough on its own (I've installed no additional case fans) to keep the system cool, even under full load, while being extremely quiet.

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  • Peter S.
  • 8/27/2014 2:37:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsMini ITX Better than most

Pros: After reading other reviews on this case I decided to make my own.

1) my first PC build was a pentium 2 in a case I had to mount the HDD in a vertical plastic housing on the front of the case. So ignore whatever person believes mounting hard drives (not SSD) vertically breaks them faster.

2) This case has cable management it has the ability to fit a FULL sized video card with vents you can place directly over the GPU cooler fans but you can also watercool the whole system. It also has the ability to house 5 5.25' internal drives. ON TOP OF THAT it allows the use of a full sized PSU separate of the rest of the components. ALL of that for 50 bucks. Why are you complaining about insignificant things like no external drive bays? If it bothers you that much pay another $50 and get a case that has a drive bay, OR buy a USB disk drive. A critique asking for a drive bay is like asking for a floppy drive. WHY DO YOU NEED ONE IN A CASE BUILT LIKE THIS?

3) Are you really upset that this case doesn't have additional case sides? Seriously? go to your garage, or to a local work shop to rent the space and tools and cut a window and mount a small piece of plastic in it. There I saved you 50 bucks.

I am tired of all these DIY combos and people claiming to have some passion for crafting a PC or a solid build by not even taking a simple initiative to just get a drill. I Cut my second build with a hand saw because I was 17 and had no access to a power tool. This isn't rocket science it is simple initiative. Stop clouding reviews with insignificant complaints about a case you can mod yourself. It has a 30 day return policy so if you hate it send it back get a new case but seeing as you probably are looking for all the things this mini ITX case has (listed above 1,2,3) then just change it yourself. Otherwise get a full tower and don't bother leaving a review here.

Cons: It is a mini ITX not a full tower.

That isn't really a con, but people seem to be forgetting that in their reviews.

Other Thoughts: you have a 140mm clearance for the CPU cooler Thermaltake CL-P001-AL12RE-A 120mm NiC L31 Aluminum CPU Cooler for the CPU is the only cooler I found that makes this clearance sitting perpendicular to the baord. (I don't care for the parallel to the board CPU coolers, just my opinion) My only recommendation to Thermaltake is to give another 2cm clearance but then again I could either water cool the CPU or buy a full tower. (seeing as building something involves problem solving and not just whining about prebuilt parts)

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  • Anthony M.
  • 8/19/2014 10:27:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Mini-ITX Case

Pros: This case is amazing, it's extremely versatile and the fact that there is cable management in a case like this blows me away. It also easily fit a Corsair H90 in Push/Pull configuration on the front. Everything was easy to assemble. Fit my 770 GTX just fine. Clean install, great temps, honestly couldn't of been happier.

Cons: Hard drive bays are strange. The back side of them really will only fit some smaller SSDs.

Other Thoughts: Something that should be noted is that all of the outside panels (including the bottom) are interchangeable. That means you can place your window or vents anywhere you please. I put all of my vents towards my GPU because the CPU is watercooled and the window to the right so I can see inside. Configuration worked well.

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  • Brandon R.
  • 8/12/2014 1:08:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGOOD AND NOT SO GOOD (follow up)

Pros: See previous review

Cons: See other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Ok so this is a follow up to the review right below this one, regarding my missing accessory and the availability of additional window panels:

As you can see in the previous review, TT per my request responded with instructions to contact either via phone number or email, and provided their hours of operation. On that same day I called (im still old school like that) before they closed for the day. Sadly, regardless of the department that I attempted to reach, the phone simply rang until a machine picked up(cant remember if i was given the option to leave a vm). I really prefer dealing with a live person, so i put off the email option until I was for sure I couldnt reach anyone via phone.

Today I called on my lunch break and got through to someone in customer service. Nice gentleman- However, I am still faced with registering on the website and submitting a copy of my invoice via email. So for those of you that may want to use the over the phone option, you are wasting your time.

Moreover, still no useful information on the windowed side panels other than 6-8 weeks.... no pricing, no details on where to buy... Heres my problem: unless the panels are sub $10 with free shipping, its almost more of an incentive to just buy another case and cannibalize the windows from other cases. That way you will at least have complete units and not a bunch of panels laying around.

The alternative solution to this would be to offer, at time of purchase, the option of selecting precisely how many windows you want with the case. Whoever didnt see the additional demand for these accessories is either terribly lacking in vision, or out of touch with the industry.

Apparently TT has panels to send out but they only do it if your case was missing one / two when it shipped and will not sell them or ship them as a courtesy to customers that loathe taking risks on new manufacturers.

The difference in companies is often-times not the materials or processes used, but the perspectives and beliefs held by the employees.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize if you were unable to reach us by phone. Please feel free to leave a voice mail and a customer service rep will return your call as soon as possible. We will respond to all customer inquries within 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).

The Core V1 is a new case and inventory for side panels are currently limited. We will have them available and sold through various retailers, such as Newegg, and Thermaltake’s online store soon. We can currently help you obtain an additional side panels through manual order. Please contact Customer Service who help you through the manual order process. Additional side panels will be priced at $12.99. If you have need for additional components, it may be more cost effective to purchase an additional case. The option remains at your discretion.

If you have any additional issues, questions, or concerns, please feel free to give us a call back. We always appreciate feedback and are always happy to help.

Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Brandon R.
  • 8/7/2014 11:23:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGOOD AND NOT SO GOOD

Pros: Spacious
Will accommodate practically ANY PSU (unlike some other itx cases out there)
Can use window on ANY side panel
Accepts tall air coolers
Comes with a 200mm front fan

Cons: DID NOT COME WITH HARD DRIVE CADDY ( thankfully im using SSD but it would have been nice to get what i paid for)
Minimal tie downs for cables
Kinda messy build if you are not organized or plan carefully

Other Thoughts: It would really be nice if someone from TT contacted me and sent me a hard drive caddy. It would be REALLY nice if they could let me know where to purchase additional windowed panels because they are yet to be found on their website. I normally use cases made by the pirate ship company but wasnt too thrilled with their current itx box. I love the way this has the mesh front, windowed panel and the flexibility of using any panel on any side. However, that flexibility would be furthered if allowed you to purchase extra panels.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for your review and we would very much like to address the issue you raised of missing a required component.

Please contact our support directly so we can ensure you have all of the required components to complete your build.

You can reach our support by either phone or email M-F 9:00AM - 5:30PM PST

Phone: 800-988-1088

To address your question about window panels, this is something we are looking into offering separately as a component for those looking for more surround window options

Thank you for your feedback and support

Team Thermaltake

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  • Leon E.
  • 8/6/2014 11:57:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood, but not great.

Pros: Case is solid, that much is a given. Very easy to work with, and highly versatile. Allows for water cooling as well as the giant fan that comes with it (rear fans not included).

All my parts fit without much fidgeting, and the compact size is really nice.

Cons: Now, although it's a nice case, there are flaws.

1. The front mounted fan is dead center mounted. It doesn't blow directly on the gpu OR the harddrives (both mounted to each side of the fan.
2. The hdd's are mounted vertically. This reminds me of the xbox 360 days, and I hope mounting hdd's like this won't be detrimental to their lifespan.
3. Although there is plenty of space, cable management will be messy no matter how you slice it.
4. No drive bay's at all. (Although I knew this coming into the build, it would have been nice to perhaps put a fan controller in there or even perhaps a bluray player in the future).

Other Thoughts: My build:

Thermaltake CA-1B8-00S1WN-00 ITX case
Intel i5-2500k
G-Skill Ripjaw 10666 8GB
EVGA GTX 560 ti
120GB Kingston V100
Seagate 640GB
WD Black 1TB

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for your review!

We would like to ensure you have the best experience possible and if there is any concerns please feel free to contact our support team either by phone or email (800-988-1088 or M-F 9:00AM-5:30PM PST

to discuss some of your concerns I would like to address them here:

1) The front mounted fan is in this position to allow maximum fitment of larger cards via the front cutout so that larger more powerful cards such as GTX TITAN can fit without issue. As for the airflow there is more than adequate to put a system in place with even hotter running high end cards and the venting allows excellent cooling performance.
2) Testing has shown thaat vertically mounted HDDs will not show any adverse effect in regards to lifespan.
3) Cable management with most any cube or smaller ITX chassis can be soemtimes troublesome however we did include space on both sides of the PSU to allow cables to be wire wrapped out of sight.
4) The option to omit the 5.25" space was a tougher decision but one that allows for much better cooling fitment options and allowing a cleaner build.

I hope you enjoy the chassis and thank you again for your support

Team Thermaltake

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