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post #51 of 117
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Originally Posted by utnorris View Post

Anyways, I like it. Just need to find out if it will actually take an eATX MB or not. I already have all my hardware on a Primochill Wetbench but this would give me a bit more desk space and look a little cleaner.

I dont think it will fit a eATX, but not 100%

 

Thermaltake page: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Core/C_00002914/Core_P3_Snow_Edition/Design.htm

Newegg link and specs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133312&ignorebbr=1

 


Edited by Ghoxt - 7/22/16 at 9:26am
post #52 of 117
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I dont think it will fit a eATX, but not 100%

Thermaltake page: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower_/Core/C_00002914/Core_P3_Snow_Edition/Design.htm
Newegg link and specs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133312&ignorebbr=1
EATX fits fine on the P5. Not sure about the P3.
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post #53 of 117
I looked at the specs and I saw that it stated it would not, but the holes for ATX and eATX are the same and if you go with standard orientation on your cards I am not sure what would be restricting you from using eATX. I asked in the official P3 thread, but have not gotten an answer from the TT rep yet, but we will see. I like the smaller format versus the P5 as I do not need space for my rads, they are all external anyways.

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post #54 of 117
These cases are pretty solid. They do lack the "premium" feel you get with quality aluminum panels but since I don't feel my case very often it isn't much of an issue. I currently have two 480mm radiators in my Core P5 and it seems quite sturdy considering I don't have the back panel on (I have to hack it up for the second radiator).

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I could never buy a Thermaltake case after the Caselabs incident. I would feel dirty.

It's weird that the same incident which caused you to have dirty feelings about buying Thermaltake products caused me to have dirty feelings about buying CaseLabs products.
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Open case? lol imagine all the dust that will go in.

It's very easy to clean an open case. The cleanest setups, in the long run, are entirely caseless.

Unless you have positive pressure and carefully filtered intakes, a case is going to trap and collect more dust rather than prevent dust build up. Since filters simultaneously reduce air flow and increase noise, I've always found it wiser to clean more frequently (both the local environment of the system and the system itself) than to rely on filters.
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Originally Posted by prjindigo View Post

My comments on air-flow around the radiator and serious lack of additional radiator mounts are 193% valid.

There is plenty of room for airflow around the radiator mount on this case.
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It takes all of two minutes once a week to keep the p5 dust free. I plug in my blower/vacuum and blow off anything that collected. I don't have to remove a single panel, fan or piece of hardware to clean it... I don't even have to move it from it's resting place on my desk.

I am in a dusty and dog hair filled environment but a weekly suck and blow routine that takes about as much time as it used to take to reboot a computer is all that is needed to keep it clean. Compared to a closed chassis with nice slide out filters, the P5 is cleaner and much easier to keep clean (which is probably why it's cleaner).
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post #57 of 117
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It takes all of two minutes once a week to keep the p5 dust free. I plug in my blower/vacuum and blow off anything that collected. I don't have to remove a single panel, fan or piece of hardware to clean it... I don't even have to move it from it's resting place on my desk.

I am in a dusty and dog hair filled environment but a weekly suck and blow routine that takes about as much time as it used to take to reboot a computer is all that is needed to keep it clean. Compared to a closed chassis with nice slide out filters, the P5 is cleaner and much easier to keep clean (which is probably why it's cleaner).
It sucks to clean out cases and no matter how many filters it has, dust WILL build up.
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I'm really really close on pulling the trigger on the white version of this. as you can see my setup is cramped right now. wall mounting this would give me a lot of space. how hard is it to maintain an open case? I wonder how many times do I need to dust it off per week. that's the only thing I'm worried about


I don't usually like thermaltake cases but this white version tickled all my sensitive spots. I like it thumb.gif
post #59 of 117
well i think this case has potential but why not make it better. 1st add more Rad support for one more 360 and reservoir support. if it is wall mounted why not extend the back support a little bit beneath the glass cover and have all the front i/o ports there. that would be easier to reach and more practical.

I would buy such a case if it supported dual GPU, 2 X 360 Rads and pump/res support. also the side i/o buttons turns me off big time. make it on the front and you got a winner case TT
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It sucks to clean out cases and no matter how many filters it has, dust WILL build up.

That's the thing with the P series though. They are very easy to clean out, just a couple of minutes once every few weeks and you're golden.
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