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Thermaltake Core X2 Cube Chassis

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Sunday , January 04, 2015

Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because you've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed your system. In the early days, the Thermaltake brand was synonymous with performance cooling but, over the last few years, it is hard to find a segment of the industry the company hasn't expanded into.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Thermaltake Core X2 cube case.

Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because you've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed your system. In the early days, the Thermaltake brand was synonymous with performance cooling but, over the last few years, it is hard to find a segment of the industry the company hasn't expanded into.

We have featured numerous products from Thermaltake in our product reviews over the years, everything from the company's cooling products and award winning power supplies to audio components and its uniquely distinctive computer cases.

While still a relatively young company, established in 1999, Thermaltake is built on unwavering will and dedication to address issues and innovate at the same time for computer enthusiasts and corporate users worldwide.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

With strong support of Research & Development team standing behind the brand, Thermaltake is committed to never-follow but always-lead. Always striving to be the best, we continuously benchmark our performance against the very best internally and externally. Customers are our greatest asset and Thermaltake does not take that for granted. That is why Thermaltake is the industry leading in customer service and customer support with around-the-clock automated product return service.

The subject of today's evaluation is the Thermaltake Core X2 mATX cube case. The company website says that the "Core X2, the first mATX chassis of Core X Series presented by Thermaltake, is a cube case offering endless stackable capacity and expandability for enthusiasts to create massive liquid cooling systems, utilize as a file server as well as accommodate dual systems. Users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation with an interchangeable window and I/O panel design. The Core X2 delivers outstanding cooling performance with compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS and overclocking components, further enhancing the reputation that the air-cooling units of this series has become renowned for. It is guaranteed to be an immensely powerful system!"

If this chassis performs half as good as it looks, we are in for a treat.


Product Packaging

The Thermaltake Core X2 cube case arrived in its bare product packaging with more than a few dings and dents. The overall package measurements are 20.5"H x 24"L x 15.5"W and is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams.

The Core X2, much like other Thermaltake cases we've recently reviewed, instead flashy packaging and slick graphics, the company has opted for plain cardboard packaging with an outline of the case, product information, name, company logo and an exploded view of the chassis all printed in black. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by molded Styrofoam inserts.