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Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Case Review

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   A few months back a friend of mine came over to visit and after taking a good look at our test rigs he asked if we knew of any PC cases that featured lots of interior space like the 900D used to house our primary system but just not as tall since he has space constraints (obviously only in height). Had he asked that question three or four years ago the answer would unfortunately be no but lately some manufacturers have released cube-like cases some of which can actually rival the interior space of very large full towers like the 900D by Corsair or the Cosmos II by Cooler Master but with a much lower height. Without doubt the most popular amongst those PC cases is the brand new Core X9 by Thermaltake not only because of its interior space and features but also because of its snow white version and today we're going to be taking a very close and thorough look at it.


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   It may not be a full tower like the Obsidian 900D or the Cosmos II but the Core X9 is shaped like a large crate so it actually has enough room for even more components inside. To be more precise the Core X9 supports up to E-ATX large mainboards with a total of 8 PCI expansion slots, has room for up to seven 3.5" or eight 2.5" drives, features three 5.25" optical drive bays, can be outfitted with up to 20 fans (120/140/200mm) and/or 7 radiators (120/140/240/280360/420/480mm) and has enough space for CPU coolers up to 250mm in height, graphics cards up to 590mm in length (400mm with the 5.25" drive bay) and 220mm long power supply units (with a bottom fan installed). The entire case also features a modular design (interchangeable side panels, removable drive cages, mainboard tray and fan mounts) and there's not even a single fan spot where the Core X9 doesn't have air-filters in place. To see is to believe however so let's move forward with our review of the latest Core X9 E-ATX Cube Case by Thermaltake.