- Steel ATX Full Tower
- USB 2.0 x 4 HD Audio ports eSATA x 1 Front Ports
- 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 6, With Additional 1 x 2.5" HDD / SSD bay Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
So far so good 04/09/2013
This review is from: Thermaltake VL200L1W2Z NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case w/ 2x 120mm Fan (Front & Rear), 1x Front Colorshift LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top Colorshift LED 200mm Fan, 1x Side Colorshift LED 230mm fan & 1x Delta
-Cosmetically, a very sharp looking case.
-Case is spacious, allows for easy cable management and lots of air flow.
-Love the fact that Thermaltake painted the interior of the case on this one as my last nVidia case was pretty ugly looking inside and had no room at all, so huge improvement.
-5" inch drive bays are genuinely tool-less.
-The details are incorrect on this listing. The top exhaust fan (should have read the other reviews first) is a 170mm, not the 200 mm the video and the details state, so don't make the mistake I did and order a second 200 mm fan for it. Note: This is NOT Neweggs fault, they have it listed as the specs list, it is a misprinting on Thermaltakes side, unfortunately.
And as another reviewer states, the "tool-less" icage for your 3.5 drives is NOT tool-less. You must unscrew it before you can remove it and install your hdds.
-There is not a quick release option for the PCI slots, they're the old school screw in your card type, which is fine, but somewhat difficult due to the angles (I have tiny hands and tiny tools, still had a difficult time with it), so be prepared there.
-Finally. not really a con, actually attests to the spaciousness of this case, but I have a sabertooth mobo with i7 chip and cooler master v8 CPU cooler, which is why I needed to up my case from the previous nVidia model (I love the black and green). If you are coming from a case that previously housed your psu on top, and your mobo 8 pin was also on top, GET THE 8-PIN EXTENSION cable. This is a MUST (at least for me) as the 8-pin lead from my current psu is about 6 inches too short to make it comfortably around the CPU cooler. (4 inches too short to make it at all, comfortable or not.)
All in all a great case, even if slightly mis-represented by Thermaltake in regards to the fan sizes and "tool-less" options.
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