Thermaltake V9 BlacX
The Thermaltake V9 BlacX comes in an entirely black coating from the inside to the outside, lending it stylish looks and a degree of individuality. The lower portion of the front is nicely vented to allow the 120mm intake fan which is located just behind the front panel to pull in cooler air. The V9 BlacX will look great sitting on your desktop.
The side panel is windowed, with a sort of ?X? design that seems to be a common theme on Thermaltake cases, punctuated by perforated vents at opposite ends, to help with the air exchange.?The overall aesthetic here does look very sharp, it?s not as garish as some of Thermaltake?s cases, but it is neither stoic nor conservative.?The V9 BlacX is a successful implementation of aggressive design, matched by some restraint, leaving a rather tidy setup that is equal parts form and function.?It?s not a model of originality, but it does look good.
On the bottom of the Thermaltake V9 BlacX over we find the power supply area is perforated and there is a screened dust filter that is easily removed for cleaning. The feet on this chassis are raised just enough to allow the PSU to take in cooler air.
Here we have the rear of the chassis with a bottom mount for the power supply and seven expansion slots; just above the 120mm exhaust fan you see the two liquid cooling grommets you can use one for routing the USB 3.0 front panel connection cable out the back of the case to connect to your motherboards USB 3.0 connections.
Along the top of the Thermaltake V9 BlacX we see the vented area which provides protective cover for the installed 230mm exhaust fan. In addition to the existing USB ports on the front of the case you have two built-in drive bays docs that will accept both 2.5” and 3.5” drives. This is a truly innovative feature, similar to a setup found on Thermaltake’s BlacX docking bays, which is the reason for the V9 BlacX moniker here on this chassis.
The control panel located on the top of the chassis features standard I/O connectors, 2 USB ports, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, as well as your audio and MIC plug-ins, power and the reset switches.
Let’s move on to the interior.