Thermaltake has sent many computer cases over to Bigbruin.com to review over the years. In addition to having stylish appearances, you can generally count on their cases to provide a positive impact on airflow and cooling in your system. Today I am reviewing the Thermaltake Aguila Mid Tower Case, model VD1000SWA, which is silver colored aluminum with a large side window.
Those who read the Bigbruin.com review of the Thermaltake Armor Junior case may already see the similarities between these two cases. Except for a few external design changes they are the same case, and in this review we will take an independent look at the Aguila in order to cover its key features.
Before taking a good look at the case, let's take a look at some published data on the case...
» Middle tower, all aluminum case
» ATX/BTX compatible (BTX upgrade kit is optional)
» Fits up to standard ATX & BTX motherboard
» Meshed front grill to maximize ventilation performance
» Dual 120mm silent front and rear fan
» Liquid cooling system upgradeable
» Case Type: Middle Tower
» Side Panel: Transparent Window
» Net Weight: 6.33 kg
» Dimension (HxWxD): 478.0 mm x 210.0 mm x 520.0 mm
» Cooling System:
» Front (intake) : 120x120x25mm, 1300rpm, 17dBA
» Rear (exhaust) : 120x120x25mm, 1300rpm, 17dBA, blue LED fan
» Drive Bays 5 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", 4 x 3.5"
» Material Chassis : 0.8mm Aluminum
» Front panel : Aluminum
» Expansion Slots 7
» Motherboards 12" x 9.6" (ATX) & 9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX)
» I/O Ports USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394 x 1, Audio & Speaker ports
First off, the box is very explicit in showing off the features and exactly what you will see inside. Nice, big images of the case from many angles and a list the key features that set this case ahead of the rest are all included.