Product OverviewThermaltake Mini Chassis - Core V1 The new Core V1 represented by Thermaltake is a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel. Smart interchangeable side panels allow users to flip it accordingly to showcase either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow, which allows you to make your own personal setup. You not only grant to have a really powerful mini system, it also has the ability to house various overclocking components to keep it really cool!
Chambers Concept Core V1 has divided into two main chambers: the upper chamber is made for cooling performance and efficiency, and the lower chamber is made for PSU and cable management. With the aid of the removable 2.5”/3.5” drive device racks, users can enjoy to the freedom of gain the maximum interior space for advance cooling performance or liquid system build.
Advanced Ventilation With a promising cooling ability, Core V1 has various mounting points to supports all types of cooling systems that includes DIY/AIO liquid cooling systems and air cooling units. A large 200mm fan is preinstalled in the front, along with two optional 80mm turbo fans at the rear, guarantee to hold up any type of gaming system.
Interchangeable Side Panel Symmetrical panels allow users to build the system with personality. Play around the panels accordingly for either the best viewing presentation or cooling performance. A removable PSU dust filter and adjustable shockproof rubbers is built with the bottom panel of the chassis to prolong the PSU usage.
Handy I/O Ports Design with convenience and cleanness in mind, Core V1 has built in dual USB 3.0 and HD audio connectors together with the Power and Reset Button on the side of front panel, which not only keep the panel clean and simple, it also grants a direct and easy access for external devices.
Great Expansion in Compact Size Core V1 is designed with high-end gaming system compatibility, gamers can easily install up to 4 data storage devices with the modular drive racks, a dual expansion slot VGA with the length up to 260mm, a tower CPU cooler with height up to 140mm, together with a high wattage PSU of length up to 180mm, and still offers a 80mm cable management space.
Tt LCS Certification Tt LCS Certified is a Thermaltake exclusive certification applied to only products that pass the design and hardcore enthusiasts standards that a true LCS chassis should be held to. The Tt LCS certification was created so that we at Thermaltake can designate to all power users which chassis have been tested to be best compatible with extreme liquid cooling configurations to ensure you get the best performance from the best features and fitment. Features
• Mini-ITX motherboard support. • PSU & cable management chamber. • 140mm CPU clearance. • 260mm GPU clearance. • 200mm front fan included. • USB 3.0 support. • Tt LCS certified.
Core Chassis Specifications
Case Form Factor
Motherboard Form Factor
I/O, Bays & Expansion
Front/Side/Top Panel I/O
1 x Headphone
1 x Mic In
2 x USB 3.0
2 x 2.5" Internal
2 x 3.5" Internal
Standard Expansion Slots
Vertical Expansion Slots
Fans & Filters
1 x 120/140/200mm
2 x 80mm
1 x 200mm
Liquid Cooling Support
Front Radiator Compatibility
1 x 120/140mm
Top Radiator Compatibility
Bottom Radiator Compatibility
Rear Radiator Compatibility
Side Radiator Compatibility
Max CPU Cooler Height
Max GPU Card Length
Max GPU Card Width
Cable Routing Space
LED Lighting Functionality
LED Lighting Emitters
LED Lighting Colour
LED Lighting Support & Control
Power Supply Compatibility
PSU Wattage (If Included)
PSU 80+ Rating (If Included)
PSU Mounting Location
Max PSU Length
Chassis Physical Specifications
Chassis Contruction Materials
260 x 276 x 316 (WxHxD mm)
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The modern PC is potentially a mass of heat output and heat production hot spots. With CPUs rated at more than 100W of heat output, single graphics boards carrying similar ratings (and people want to run two!), multiple hard drives the norm, lots of memory and mainboards covered in heatpipes to combat toasty core logic and PWM circuits, a PC appreciably warming up a room when it’s working hard is no joke.
Thermaltake Core V1 Black Edition Mini-ITX Cube Case with Window, 1x 200mm Fan Included, USB 3.0, w/o PSU is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Great little case.Really like the easy access, with all the panels removable with only two thumb screws. The 200mm fan is brilliant, it keeps my 7700k with 120mmAIO and 1060 cool with hardly a whisper. It gets a bit tight with a non modular Atx psu, so definitely go smaller or modular.
My only negative is the hdd mounts. With a 2.5" drive, the mount felt like an after thought and the sata cable had to bend awkwardly.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of
Almost PerfectThis was my 1st PC build, here's a quick run down:
Thermaltake Frio Silent 12
Gigabyte Phoenix WiFi mini-itx
Sapphire RX480+ OC 8GB
EVGA SuperNova G2 550W
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB
3.5" 2TB Seagate Barracuda
I had a limited amount of room and opted for this over the Core V21. I obviously have nothing to compare it to, but from a first time builders perspective, I would say this is an ideal case.
I love the fact that you can remove all of the panels. It's so easy with just 2 thumb screws each for the sides, top and bottom. The front panel simply pulls off and clips back into place. It provides fantastic access to all of the components inside the case and helps massively with cable management.
Speaking of that, obviously with a mini-itx case, cable management will be a challenge. It all depends on whether you have a modular or non-modular power supply. I have a fully modular unit so only used the cables the system required. There was enough room at the side of the power supply to feed some cables and the rest sat behind the included 200mm fan. It is possible to route a few smaller cables on the underside of the motherboard shelf using a couple of small zip-ties, the main case fan cable being a prime example. I feel that I have tidied the cables the best I can and am happy with the results.
With that in mind, here comes my 1st of 3 small issues, the hard drive trays. Again, with it being a mini-itx case, they opted for the 2 trays that sit side-by-side. This meant that I had to use 2 Sata power cables as 1 wouldn't stretch far enough to reach both hard drives. Having these trays sit one above the other would have reduced the amount of cables I had to use and hidden them from view through the clear window. A lot of the inner case, visible through the window is blocked by my HDD. They are however, easy to take out and put back in and there is just enough room behind them to route cables. There may be a way to mount an SSD to the back of the other tray with a HDD already attached, but I have yet to try that.
I may as well mention my 2nd issue with the case. The front and bottom panel both come with fan filters, 1 for the power supply fan which is removable and the other being the entire front panel. It has honeycomb mesh and the filter sits behind the mesh. The windowed panel has no openings, but the other 2 have the same honeycomb grille that covers half the panel. Also the back panel has a couple of grilles for 80mm fans which don't have any filters either. It would have been nice to have some sort of dust filter for each but a homemade solution is easily achieved. The clear window is however, very clear and really enhances the look of the internals.
Space inside the case for certain components is limited. I was originally going to use a Hyper 212 EVO to cool the CPU but with the height restriction, I went for a Thermaltake Frio Silent 12 which just fits with a few mm of space between the heat sink and top panel. Also, the GPU has a length limit. My RX480 is 240mm in length. There is a cut-out for a longer GPU but I used that and the cut-out for the front I/O to feed the 8-pin power through to free up a bit more room in the main chassis. It was a tight squeeze getting the 480 in there! It's best to got in from the top, feed the power end through the cut-out and then bring the port end down. There's a small panel that hides the 2 mounting screws for the GPU which takes a bit of force to put back after GPU installation.
My last issue is with the front I/O. While the 2 USB 3.0 ports are great, a USB 2.0 port for OS installation would have been nice to have. I used a USB motherboard socket adapter for OS installation but I would have preferred to have one on the outside. The Power and Reset buttons do feel a bit cheap and I feel the 2 LEDs could have been more neutral colours, but that's being a bit too picky.
Just to end, it's great to be able to use a full size ATX power supply, the front I/O cables are black with the 200mm fan being braided, which helps with colour themed builds. The included 200mm fan is very quite and with the mini-itx format, the motherboard stand-offs are already there, so there's no chance of grounding out the board. The paint finish is great and the rubber feet raise the chassis up a good distance for better air supply to the power supply. Lots of included hardware too which was a nice touch.
I think that's about everything. A near perfect case, ideal for a beginner or someone looking for a small chassis to build in. I would definitely buy another.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of
Great compact but roomy caseCase is fantastic if your going to be tinkering around Inside as 4 sides can be removed for great accessible,
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of
An excellent ITX caseThis case is a dream.
All the panels come off for easy access, and they are also interchangeable, so if you want the windowed panel on the side, you can do that.
Inside, the case is surprisingly roomy, you can fit a lot in here, including a relatively large heat sink and CPU cooler, as well as a small radiator if you wish. Sure, your cable management might be a little messy, but for a small form factor pc it works a treat.
Build quality is also excellent, I haven't had any problems whatsoever. For the price, there really isn't a better ITX case on the market in my opinion.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of
Great Small Footprint CaseI was looking for a case for a project to mount some development kit, and noticed this on the Scan site. Small footprint, modular, and good cooling capability. The large fan on the front provides a great throughput without the usual noise from 80mm fans.
Power and cable management is in the lower section of the case, whilst the boards and connectivity is in the upper section. Drive management at the side is a great idea, and as all panels are removable this makes it very easy to access exactly where you need to be.
Definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of
Great lil case, fits surprising amount of components !Put this together with a Z97 mini iTX, 4770K , Radeon 290X and 2 x 3.5" spinner drives and 2 x SSD's. 750 PSU, (Fits underneath, still room for cabling and SSD's) Front fan runs quiet and provides great cooling for all parts. Really good compact case. Great value.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of
Really nice caseComes with 1 window as standard aswell as a 200mm fan on the front.
Plenty of room for my EVGA GTX 770 aswell as just enough height for my cpu cooler (scythe grand kama cross 2).
I couldnt ask for much more!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of
Packs a big punch!Great little case only downsides are plastic feet and side panels allowing dust into case. I managed to fit a 11.6" GPU in there and plenty of room for cabling.
I understand there are internal drive bays in this case, but there are none listed as being on the outside. Would there be any way to install something like an optical drive acessible externally, and if not are there any other similar cases with this feature?
Asked by: Aidan
There are no external mounts for a 5.25" drive on this case.
I had to install windows by having the drive hanging out of the case, then removing it once it was installed.
You may be able to get an external drive if you search enough (if its really needed)
The closest option with a 5.25" bay (in my opinion) would be the Cooler Master Elite 130