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Thermaltake Core V1: A Mini Case With a Big Value

Looking for an ideal computer case on a budget has long been a challenge, and even more so if that is a small case for a Mini-ITX build.

Thermaltake has come out with its Core series, a line of cases that aims to pack in a lot of features for the price.  The Core V1 Mini Cube case is made to accommodate Mini-ITX boards only and has two expansion slots.   The size of the case would make it a good choice for a build that you can tuck away or put on a desk with a minimal footprint.  A unique design choice that this case has is the lack of any 5.25″ bays,  something that is getting more common among cases these days.  A 200mm fan takes up the front portion of the case, providing a quiet way to move air through without needing any other fans.


Model Core V1
P/N CA-1B8-00S1WN-00
Case Type Mini Case
Dimension (H x W x D) 276 x 260 x 316 mm
(10.9 x 10.2 x 12.4 inch)
Side Panel Transparent Window (Interchangeable)
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SPCC
Cooling System Front (intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (800rpm, 13dBA)
Drive Bays Hidden: 2 x 3.5” or 2 x 2.5” or 1 x 3.5”, 1 x 2.5”
Expansion Slots 2
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
Fan Support Front:
1 x 120mm or
1 x 140mm or
1 x 200mm
2 x 80mm
Radiator Support Front:
1 x 120mm or
1 x 140mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation: 140mm
VGA length limitation:
255mm (Inner chassis)
285mm (Outer chassis)
PSU length limitation: 200mm