Main Chassis Overview
The Core P5 is primarily made up of a rectangular chassis, much like a 1U server if you are familiar with that. The main part of the case is is where most of your hardware will be installed and displayed. The top left will house your motherboard, the Core P5 supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. Below that is where you will mount your power supply. Moving over to the center of the case there are quite a lot of holes for mounting various things including very large watercooling reservoirs. Finally on the far right is room for radiators. This case supports radiators all the way up to 480mm. For those thinking about installing an AiO watercooling system, please be it is one with long tubing. The two the we tried did not reach at all. I would say most AiO’s will not work with this case, only a few select will.
If you remove six thumbscrews you can actually open the chassis up and take a look inside. Here you will find four hard drive trays. Each one of these trays support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. ALl of the trays can be completely removed from the case and Thermaltake includes a fourth tray that can be mounted to the front part of the chassis. We can see all of the cables from the front of the case which include a USB 3.0 header, USB 2.0 header, HD audio header, and front panel headers. Here you can also see all of the cable routing holes.
On the front part of the case you have power and hard drive activity LEDs, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks, and a reset button.