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ThermalTake Core X2 Chassis Review

Posted January 4, 2015 by Sandy Bruce in Cases & PSU


Release Date: Now 01/2015
Price at time of Review: 99.99 - Core X1 129.99 - Core X2 169.99 - Core X3


Modular, Liquid Cooling Support, Roomy, Price, board platform, hidden drive bays, large window, Air cooling


Paint chipped at mounting points, non magnetic filters
Overall Thermaltake has brought the features and expandability found in some of the more expensive chassis to the masses. If you can't afford something it really does not matter how much wear and tear it can withstand over time. Thanks to the Core X more people may be able to enter the world of extreme liquid cooling and custom modification.
by Sandy Bruce
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The custom PC market has exploded over the last few years. Along with the rapid growth has come some new and exciting chassis designs that allows for builders to add an assortment of high end cooling components. Thermaltake has taken notice of this shift in the custom market and recently offered the Urban series of cases that lends itself well to the gaming and custom liquid cooling segment. The Urban series trimmed down on flair, instead focusing on a sleeker and more versatile design. The Urban series received high marks on almost every review including the one we covered. Following up a successful product launch is where many companies falter, either offering too little changes for it to be a viable upgrade option or going so far in another direction that the appeal of the product is lost. The new Core X series of cases looks to build on what was started in the Urban series of chassis, versatility, simplistic outward design and affordability. In this review we will see if Thermaltake continues its positive trend or stumbles as many others have during follow up launches.







    nice review, im thinking of getting this or the X9, but theres one deciding factor: whilst you had this for a review, did you at all try a full atx board on the tray ? Im aware supported formats don’t include full ATX, however looking at dimensions it looks like a full board could fit.


      Sandy Bruce

      I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the review. The X2 and X9 are a great platform to build in. Which ever you decide, I am sure you will be just as pleased as I was. As for the Full Size ATX testing, no I did not attempt to install one. The orientation of the board would have the bottom section of the board extending out past the side cover placement. I guess you could install one if you were not planning on using a side cover. The tail end of the board would also sag without having proper support. Go ahead and pickup the X9 for ATX and EATX support and save yourself the head ache. Also gives you more room for Liquid cooling components.


    Thanks for the response. I did sort of come to that conclusion by comparing board pics with the ones in your review, but wasn’t sure if something could be done. I already have an Asus Maximus Ranger for the build so I guess I will be using the X9, I had planned on 2 loops for this build, at least there will be growing space!

    Sandy Bruce

    Sounds like the start of a really nice project. Feel free to add a build log on the forum in the “Work Log” section. If I had the time I would start over with this one and really make it shine. Only had a few days to get review up for launch.

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