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Thermaltake Commander Series VN40006W2N Computer Case

0% Positive Reviews
Rated #243 in Computer Cases

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Pros: Great looks, quick change parts

Cons: Flimsy; worse than any OEM or generic "cheap" case from discount bundles.

Overall, I'd recommend passing on buying this unless you're at the store and it's the cheapest one you like. I'm more impressed by the quality of the generic Apex TX521 that Tiger Direct likes to bundle with their discounted Core i3 / i5 systems.

The closest related case I've owned is a Coolmaster HAF of some sort. Its tool-less bays are far more sturdy than this TT design. In the TT case, if you do not add screws to the opposite side of the DVD or anything else poking out the front (like a USB 3.5" tray), the right side pushes in noticeably. Since I rarely use the DVD, this won't annoy me. If this was in my face on my desk and I used the CD a few times a week, I'd either open it up and screw in the non-tool-less sides or probably take the case back. The sheet metal of this case is thinner than anything I've used before, and I've got about 20 computers laying around in my graveyard. The threads in the case aren't real good either. One of the side panel's screws came cross-threaded.

OK, what I like. It's white. That's different. I also like that the exposed metal on the back of the case is painted black. I wish the case came with more black hardware by default; I robbed some fasteners for other places / things to make it all black.

The front of the case pulls off (once you yank hard enough) and there's a great space for a 120 (or bigger fan) in front of the drives. That made me kinda happy.

The expansion cards are handled nicely with this case. The header for the retainer plates extends out from the back of the case. The other design I've seen is to inset the motherboard and have the expansion cards recessed into the case. That gets annoying when I'm digging around trying to plug something in. Or it'll make it so you need to shave off the edge of a video cable to get it connected.

I bought this case because the new board I purchased was ATX and it was replacing a micro ATX, so the old case (a shiny Gateway) was too small.
Thermaltake Commander Series VN40006W2N Computer Case
Description:

With Power Supply: No Power Supply Mounted: Bottom With Side Panel Window: No External 5.25"" Drive Bays: 3 External 3.5"" Drive Bays: 1 Internal 3.5"" Drive Bays: 5 Front Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Audio Port Side Air duct: No

Details:
DetailValue
ManufacturerThermaltake
ConditionNew
Model NumberVN40006W2N
ClassificationCases (Computer Cases - ATX Form)
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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