I really love the motto of the Core X Series which is “Our Core. Your Buil”. Thermaltake really embraces this philosophy. Most components of this case can be completely removed or rearranged. So if you wanted to do a basic build you are covered, if you need to remove components to make room for water cooling you are covered, etc. I really like the idea of having a case that fits all of my needs, especially if I am new to building a system and later down the line I might get into water cooling or be upgrading my current system.
Besides the removable components I am quite impressed at the cooling capacity of this case. You have the ability to install up to 8 total fans as well as large 360 mm water cooling radiators in both the top and front of the case. Again this cooling support makes the case future-proof if you want to upgrade your cooling situation later down the line.
Being a builder’s case installation should be very easy, and it is in the Core X31. I did not run into a single issue during installation, everything is pretty straight forward. I thought it was going to be an issue removing the PSU cover after I installed my motherboard, but I was easily able to remove it, install my PSU and put it back on. Another great thing about installation is that you have lots of room behind the motherboard tray to route your cables. More room than most other cases out there. One thing I was a little disappointed with was that the cable ties / organizers that come with the case are pretty cheap. I would not recommend trying to use them at all.
This case also has a very large side panel window so you get to show off all of your hardware inside. There really is not much bad I can say about this case, and for $99 at our favorite online retailer you are getting a great case and will last through many generations of hardware and upgrades.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Core X31 Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Easy installation
– Modular system inside
– Lots of room behind the motherboard tray
– Large side panel window
– Lots of room for cooling
– Included cable ties / organizers are useless