Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition
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Nice but needs non proprietary fan
Donald F., Newegg
2 March 2015
Summary: This is NOT a case that you want to mess with and constantly add and remove devices, hard drives or other components. The plastic parts are flimsy and are NOT durable.
Pros: Excellent Layout. Works very well for a Home Server. Supports basically everything. Easy to swap drives with eject-able drive bay adapters. Easy to clean. Very Large cavernous interior. Bottom PS Mount. 230mm top fan keeps the unit cool as a cucumber.
Cons: The two proprietary fans will need to be replaced in short order - 6 months. I noticed it started slowing down and did not maintain the volume like new.. This 230x20mm fan is impossible to find as a standard fan. The problem is the fan depth. Almost all 230mm fans are 30mm deep and this fan is 20...
Pros: Had this case for 3 years now, probably have transported it over 100 times back and forth from various places and it's been extremely sturdy! This case does a great job at keeping all of the components cool.
Cons: Two of the fans failed and became extremely noisy (1 after a year, another a year after that)
Summary: thermaltake.com ... 230mm Replacement Fan 230mm Replacement Fan FN2020N121301
Pros: Like the ease of access and the features.
Cons: Poor cooling fan quality - 2 bad fans in 2 years. Noticed one of the fans were ticking and then I see another was frozen (warn out). The 230mm x 230mm x 20mm. The 20mm narrow dimension was difficult to find. Finally found it on the Thermaltake site. Poor site for finding parts.
Summary: Just do not buy any Thermaltake products until they design with better materials and better warranty coverage and replace all customer service representatives. I replaced with Corsair Graphic 600T silver and use their liquid cooling system and wow.... far better compared with junk Thermaltake.
Pros: Have built-in HDD docking, easy to setup....
Cons: Cheap plastic parts which it has very brittle and easy to break almost all lock plates for hold internal drives. The cooling fans are very cheap made with poor bearings that short lived and had to replace it with Corsair air series with advanced hydraulic bearings. The built-in HDD docking with U...
Summary: I love this case, its served me well. I'm letting my bf borrow it for a while while I upgrade my desktop once again and he is using the top sata drive ports. I had no real use for them, but he seems to like it, and as far as I know the only issue we had was the aforementioned docking bay lock.
Pros: ~Smaller than it looks but still plenty of room inside ~plenty of fans ~Windowed. ~Solid metal construction is a plus, often found that cases are advertised as solid but come with plastic front panels etc. This one is not. ~Fits multiple form factors. Originally had a micro atx board in this, fit...
Cons: The dock system for the drives is great, but the lock itself is flimsy, I broke one trying to get it to lock the first time I put a drive in it. Other than that, don't expect to hide thick cords along the non-windowed side panel. There's not enough room there for that, but if you have flat wires ...
Summary: If you are a first time builder this is 100% for you and I would highly recommend it for the price and features. Also I modified mine a bit, I installed the DVD burner in the bottom bay and got a fan bracket to take up the top 3 slots, there was just enough room to put a fan there even though the...
Pros: Great case, easy access (I have big hands I'm 6'8), the factory fans are a bit loud, kinda sounds like a jet engine taking off but it keeps everything nice and cool
Cons: front lighted fan burnt out in about a year but they are pretty cheap to replace and the case is easy to take apart
Pros: This is an update to a review I wrote 2 years ago.
Cons: After two years, Top fan stopped working and now the rear fan stopped too.I do not run this machine 24/7. Now I question the quality of Thermaltake products and will not be returning to it anytime soon.