Thermaltake Xaser VI
Thermaltake has pushed a few innovation boundaries with the Xaser VI, particularly with the 10 expansion slots and the ready-to-install water cooling areas for pre-built kits. The former is of keen interest to those enthusiasts with enough money to triple and quadruple graphics card setups. With increasing demand for these high-end gaming stations, this might signal another trend for other manufacturers to follow suit with as well.
The latter innovation is of particular interest to water cooling novices who may lack the desire or ambition for a hardcore do-it-yourself setup, but like the appeal of a pre-built kit just ready to pop into a case without hassle.
Not only have we seen that this case has the room to run massive multi-GPU setups, but Thermaltake has provided one of the easiest hard drive installation solutions on the market today, and has incorporated an amazing total of fourteen bays for installation of drives and 5.25 inch devices. Almost every part of this chassis has a tool-less design or some other form of added convenience to save you time on your installation.
Coming in at a price tag of anywhere between $200-$220 USD, the Xaser VI is not the cheapest full tower option available, as it sits in the middle of the pack in a market segment that features some pretty stiff competition.
There are some very good cases in this price range, including others from Thermaltake in fact, so the purchase decision comes down to the personal preferences of aesthetics and the little things that may suit individuals’ varying needs. It seems the Xaser would be well very suited for someone who wants some flashy style for a case, and perhaps doesn’t like the fuss of a do-it-yourself water cooling setup, for example, and may crave the convenience of a "set it and forget it" system setup.
If you’re looking for a full tower case with flexibility for either air or liquid cooling, lots of space, and don’t want to spend an utter fortune for it, we recommend giving the Thermaltake Xaser VI serious consideration.
Thermaltake Xaser VI
Our thanks go to Thermaltake for providing the Xaser VI for this review.