Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 13:45
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For at least a decade now I’ve always wanted to mod a metal desk to build one of my test rigs in it since I’ve always thought it would look great but on one hand i never had the time while on the other i felt it wouldn't be as convenient when swapping components as a regular tower. Fast forward to today and some manufacturers such as Lian-Li have finally released such desks but with very hefty price tags however attached to them (you can build a high-end system for that amount) far from what most people can ever afford (or want to spend) for a PC case. This of course is nothing new so for casual consumers, overclockers and enthusiasts who are after roughly the same looks from a PC case but for a fraction of the price several manufacturers have released open frame wall-mounted cases and today we're taking a look at Thermaltake’s offering the Core P5.
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The Core P5 is nothing like the rest of the Core family of PC cases by Thermaltake since not only is it a wall-mountable open-air chassis but it also features a large transparent acrylic panel at the top which allows you to see every single component installed. Unfortunately to cut down cost instead of using tampered glass Thermaltake had to use acrylic for the top cover/panel (the end result however is not much different) and SPCC cold rolled steel for the main body which boosts the weight of the Core P5 to 12.2Kg. The Core P5 supports up to ATX sized mainboards and also features a total of 8 PCI expansion slots, room for up to four 3.5"/2.5" drives, mounts for up to 7 fans (4x120mm/3x140mm) and/or a single 280/360/420/480mm radiator and enough space to install CPU coolers up to 180mm in height and 320mm (280mm with a reservoir installed) long graphics cards. So since the Core P5 was mostly designed with liquid-cooling systems in mind we'll be showcasing it later on with the latest Pacific RL240 Water Cooling Kit again by Thermaltake.