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Thermaltake VL84301W2Z V3 Black Edition with 430W Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Reviews

jakjak

Great understated elegant case

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Pros: lots of space for fans and air flow, lightweight, easy open and close (I hated the old fingers sliding into slots), easy access to front USBs

Cons: thin metal (reason it's lightweight), no USB3 (solved in higher models but no way to update), can be hard to run power wires from lower PS to MB.

I love the stealth look to this case, elegant and sleek. I've had it for a year and still love it. Bought on sale from M*********r and it's on sale again for $20. (no PS, but who needs a sub-500w PS these days?). can't beat it for the price. I did break off a clip when removing the 6" cover piece for the DVD burner (I guess I should have read the manual)... but don't plan to put it back ever so, "meh". Never removed the main front cover (since I broke a clip..see above) so only slipped a small fan in the front instead of mounting it properly.. .. guess I should have read the manual, but, it works fine-no rattling so "meh" . For years I struggled with the old, tight, impossible to...
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OverClocker55

First Case

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I like this case but really its not for me. It has almost 0 cable management. Its really cheaply made and easy strip the screws and fan holes. Can't fit a H60 and big cards are a no no.
xerb

Fantastic Budget Case

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Pros: Lots of Fan slots (2 120mm top, 1 80/120mm rear, 1 120mm side, 1 80/120mm front), large space for gpus,

Cons: the top 120mm fans may slightly touch the 4 pin cpu connector (not too much of a problem)

It's awesome!
The Overclocker

Great Case

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Pros: 4 5.25 Bays, 5 3.5" bays (one external), cool, 2 usb, 1 microphone, and one headphone port, looks nice, fits any size GPU, fits big heat sinks

Cons: can't fit any 120mm fans on top (too close to the mobo)

Bought the version without the PSU. It's really nice. Has room for 5 fans. Everything feels really secure.
Mudfrog

Great little budget case

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Pros: Good Air Flow, Quiet, Cheap

Cons: Cable Management

I picked this up brand new off of Craigs List for $20, It did not include the PSU but I did not need it. The computer in my daughters room (Athlon 2 4600+ / 8800GT) would overheat very easily, even at idle. One morning she came to me and said it actually woke her up in the middle of the night. The original case was a generic one which was around 8 years old. It had one 60mm fan For the price I could not have asked for a better case. Knowing what I know now I would still pay upwards of $50 for this case on future builds. Her PC is now whisper quiet, even under full load. I did not add any fans, the single 120mm rear fan allows enough cooling for stock setups thanks to all of the...
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