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Hardware Thermaltake Core X1 Review

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    I am not surprised it is good at cooling, with that 'mesh' design there is barely any case in the first place and what there is looks very cheap and tacky. Certainly not for me this one.
     
  3. megamale

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    I don't get this case. Surely a single 280 rad would be enough for anything you can throw at a mini-ITX system. Everything else is wasted.

    Either make it a lot smaller, just enough for a 280 rad and a full size PSU, or make this microATX as the review suggested.
     
  4. David

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    They could make a real go of it with this case, if they continue to support it.

    Offer up a line of replacement solid/windowed side/roof panels to allow users to tailor it closer to their needs and it could be a real hit.

    As it stands, too much mesh means too much noise.
     
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    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Good idea. I guess on the noise front, the idea is that you go overkill on the radiators, so all your fans are ticking over at 2rpm...
     
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    Any plans to review the Core V1? It's another mini ITX case, but it's less than half the volume of this monstrosity.
     
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    Far, far too large for an itx based build :/ A major advantage of itx is to allow for a small, compact yet powerful system. A case this huge should offer matx at the least. I used a Hadron air for mine, less than half the size of the core X1, it's utterly tiny, and even though the Core X1 offers hydro cooling, it's still miles too large.
     
  8. David

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    Yep, that's how I used to run my loops, funnily enough - cram as much rad in there as possible and run the fans at 5v.
     
  9. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    My favourite ITX case is still the Corsair 250D, it does most of what this case does but is way smaller!
     
  10. edzieba

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    It would also be worth picking up an Ncase M1 to review while the current production run is still going. It can still fit 2x 240mm radiators (one of them slim to fit in the lower section beneath the GPU), and is less than 1/4 the size (56L vs 12.6L). A single 240mm radiator is more than sufficient to cool any single GPU + CPU that you could fit on an ITX board though.
     
  11. ModSquid

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    I got excited when I saw the Ncase M1, then worked out shipping to the UK and it suddenly cost twice the list price.

    Don't know how to get around that, but it got itself immediately struck off the list.
     
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