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Thermaltake VB6000 Swing Case Review

Features, HardwareJoel Szerlip
Thermaltake VB6000 Swing Case Review

Introduction

Thermaltake is one of the leading manufacturers of PC cases (chassis as they call them on there website) and the reason for this is they have been known to combine style with quality at affordable prices. One of there latest cases comes in the name of the VB6000BNS which attempts to put together a nice sleek case design with a good set of features. Can this very affordable case manage to impress even the top pc enthusiasts? Read our full review to find out!

Features

  • High efficiency ventilation: 12cm silent fan in rear
  • Tool - Free when installing 5.25" & 3.5" device
  • Dual USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 Firewire, Audio & Speaker ports
  • Stylish streamline form design
  • Thumb-screws for easy opening side panel
  • EMI protection spring

Design

One the rigs I currently run on are actually from Thermaltake and is the Soprano VB1000 which is actually very similar in style to the VB6000. You see both cases actually have a pristine black glossy look that out of the box is really something to see. On the front side of the case however you do not have the front door instead everything is left right out in the open with two USB ports, one firewire, and your two audio hookups on the top. Another missed opportunity on my version of the Swing Case, but the option to go with a side window is available.

The back of the case may look a bit bare but that is only because the case does not ship without a PSU (power supply), something that Thermaltake seems to have decided to do with most of there case lately. The rest of the back of the case is pretty standard with an included I/O shield and a nice 120 mm fan on the back that is a great way to get some of the hot air out of your warm PC. The rest of the case looked pretty standard and wasn’t much to report besides the tool less entry to nearly everything in the case.

Testing

Once I got the VB6000 out of the box it was ready to get to the testing portion of the review where I took my hardware out of my Soprano and into the Swing Case where I was initially very pleased with the addition of space with this Mid-Tower. One thing about the VB6000 is that it does a lot better job of using space and therefore you get much more room to work in this one. Everything in the case like I said is tool less which is always great, I must say installing PCI cards has never been easier!

I have to say once I got everything plugged in and ready to go I was just merely impressed with the VB6000BNS, I cannot say that it overwhelmed me with anything but it did what it set out to do. The case was for the most part pretty quiet and from even some of my toughest testing of the machine it seemed to hold up in the cooling department just fine.

Overall

The case does everything it needed to do to get the job done with good cooling, plenty of space, and an overall good looking case. If your in the market for a reasonably price case and don’t need the PSU, then the VB6000BNS would be a great choice for you.

Originally Posted on Kunzo.com

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