The Versa Line from Thermaltake has been around for a while now and they have been a great mainstay in the budget computer building scene. Their combination of great design, grade A measurement tolerances and budget-minded design has made the Versa series a serious product for the builder that wants lots of class without spending too much money for it. There are few things that are cheap about these low budget cases and that is why Thermaltake is taking a real lead in the computer Enthusiast and parts market.
In this Review, we will be looking at the Thermaltake Versa N21 Mid-Tower case. As a side note, I actually asked to do a review of this case as it fit perfectly a theme for an upcoming build I have been wanting to complete. I looked through almost a hundred cases before deciding on this case and I didn’t decide this case for the price. It had the look and feel of the Theme that I needed and I love doing case mods so I am really excited about this review and building in this case and it seems to be everything I needed for this particular build.
The Thermaltake N21 has very classy lines and while the case is made for many different applications I found the case to be great for modding. It is overbuilt on the Frame so this allows me as an Enthusiast to cut instead of adding portions to the case that I need. This makes it easier to build in as I don’t need to engineer parts to make my theme a reality. The paint is well done in the Arctic White and the inner chassis is painted black with no overspray or under-spray. This makes it easier for the builder also since we don’t have to redo a paint job that should have been done correctly at the factory.
One thing that I really didn’t like was the back PCI slots that are the knock-out variety but this is a problem that I can live with. As I will be installing premium PCI covers later in my mod. This may seem like a bad thing but considering the price, this is really the only downside that I have seen with this case other than some airflow restrictions that I will be dealing with later during my building progress. “GO DREMEL!” For now, with this review, I will be building in the case as-is and working with the parts supplied to finish out the build.
The inner structure is not as thin as some that I have reviewed in the past but is light weight. The outer finish of the case all matches between the White molded plastic pieces and the painted panels. The panels are well painted both inside and out with plenty of colors and no errors that I have seen with my Review Sample.