When I first heard of the Core V1 I thought it looked great, but being a small case I was not sure how easy it would be to build a system in. Well after getting a closer look at the case and building a system in it I can say this has been one of the easiest Mini-ITX cases I have ever worked with. For being so small I never once felt cramped in this case at all. The two main reasons for this is because Thermaltake opted to not have a 5.25-inch drive bay and the fact that you can remove all of the panels on the case.
Thermaltake also made it so you can fit quite a lot inside of this case. We see so many small cases that really limit you on what you can install, but not here. You have room for CPU coolers up to 140 mm in height, graphics cards 285 mm in length and full-size ATX power supplies. As far as storage goes you can install up to 4 hard drives in this case and you can even install 120 mm or 240 mm radiators. All of this in one of the smallest cases available.
Another thing that I found really cool about the Core V1 was that all of the panels are interchangeable. So if you wanted the windowed panel on the side rather than the top you can do that.
I honestly cannot say a single bad thing about this case. If you are looking for a Mini-ITX case this should be your first choice. Currently the Core V1 is selling at my favorite online retailer for $44.90, which is a price that you cannot complain about either. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX Case a 10 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award.
– Room inside for 140 mm CPU Coolers
– Room inside for 285 mm graphic cards
– Fits full-size power supplies
– All panels can be removed and are interchangeable
– 200 mm fan included, plus room for expansion
– Easy installation