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Today we get the opportunity to check out a unique case, which includes something which you probably wouldn’t think. The Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition Gaming Case, includes a name that you might recognize, the BlacX. Yes, that’s BlacX as in the docking systems that Thermaltake makes. Well imagine the Duet version of the BlacX integrated into the top of your case. That’s exactly what the Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition is, so read on find out the details. Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the V9 BlacX Edition Mid Tower Gaming Case to review. The packaging of the case follows that of other Thermaltake products. A black background surrounds the standard retail box. On the front of the box you’ll find an angled front view of the chassis along with a close up view of the dual dock being utilized. The back of the box covers more detailed information including the features, design, cooling and structure of the chassis. The case is protected by two pieces of hard foam along with a thin plastic bag to help protect it during transport.
Thermaltake has been a well-known competitor in the computer case market for custom builders for about 10 years now. Covering all price points in the market, Thermaltake has a full lineup of cases to choose from. Our previous experiences with Thermaltake's cases, power supplies, and other various components has been very positive and that keeps us on the lookout for new things from them. Today we will be taking a look at the latest entry into the Thermaltake V series cases: the Thermaltake V9 BlacX mid-tower. This new addition to the lineup sports an all-black design, blue LED fans, a USB3 port on the front panel and a rather impressive looking hard drive docking station. The color scheme of the V9 BlacX seems very smooth and something that a great range of people could take a liking to, especially gamers. The Thermaltake V9 BlacX comes with a $99 price tag at Newegg, before mail-in rebate. How will this case compare to its red LED predecessor? Keep reading to find out! The V9 BlacX was sent in a very well built cardboard box similar to other cases, and the case was packed with two large styrofoam pieces that held the case away from the box to prevent damage during shipping. The front of the box has a picture displaying the case and the back has several which focus more on the features of the case.
Back in October of 2008 I got a chance to review Thermaltake's first V9 case and I was underwhelmed (you can see the review HERE.) Next came the V9 BE, which offered some improvements although it was still somewhat of a disappointment. This time out, Thermaltake has sent us the newer BlacX Edition of the V9 for evaluation, so let's see how they have improved it and how it stacks up against its older siblings and other mid-towers. We've reviewed a number of cases in their V series, and I'll be interested to see what new features Thermaltake has added. We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market. Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.
Having already reviewed several Thermaltake cases since my reviewing days began at OCC, and owning several more previous to that, I have always had good luck with performance and features from Thermaltake. Thermaltake has long since had a powerful influence in the PC enthusiast market, starting with cases and heatsinks and in the past five years, spilling over into power supplies, hard drive docks, and even water cooling units. Even though Thermaltake didn't start getting popular until after 2000, it feels like it has been a part of the industry for much longer than that. Thermaltake's "appeal" typically comes from its high-end, extreme-looking cases and overall wide range of products catering to those who wish to stand out next to a more general, generic case or other product. This review will cover Thermaltake's relatively new V9 BlacX, which is a mid-tower case around the $100 price range with a built-in, dual hard drive dock, USB 3.0, super quiet fans, and I'm sure several other features. I will perform a complete evaluation of the Thermaltake V9 BlacX from unboxing, exterior and internal features, along with a thorough testing of the case's performance under extreme temperatures and heat loads followed by my conclusion and a final rating.
We’ll admit it: When the Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition mid-tower chassis showed up on our doorstep, we thought it was a joke. “Surely,” we said, “Thermaltake didn’t just slap one of its dual-bay BlacX hard drive docks onto a cheap mid-tower chassis and call it a day.” Well, Thermaltake did, and in a really confusing way. The V9 BlacX Edition is virtually identical to the plain ol’ V9, true, except the BlacX Edition has more features, better build quality, and a $60 dual-SATA dock slapped on the top. And it’s $30 cheaper than the plain ol’ V9. Er, what? The V9 BlacX Edition is a black mid-tower chassis, painted inside and out. Its front bezel and top panel are made of chunky black plastic with metal honeycomb-mesh fan coverings and drive-bay covers. Both side panels have honeycomb-style cutouts at two of their corners, and the left side panel also has a clear plastic window placed diagonally from top left to bottom right. The case, which measures 8.5 inches wide by 19.3 inches high by 18.9 inches deep, is on the small side for a mid-tower, and can accommodate ATX and microATX motherboards.
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