|Thermaltake LANBOX VF1000BWS mATX Case
With so many computer cases on the market today, there are many varieties to choose from. Depending on your hardware and sense of style, the budget to house your system may cover a wide range; from free after rebate to hundreds of dollars.
Thermaltake has been a big name in computer cases for years, and has many different styles and form factors represented in their line up. They recently sent over one of their newer designs intended for gamers who participate in LAN parties. The case is called the LANBOX VF1000BWS, and it is a small form factor case with a large handle that makes it easy to lug the "box" around.
Before taking a look at the Thermaltake LANBOX VF1000BWS mATX Case provided for review, let's take a look at a summary of the published information on this case as taken from the Thermaltake website...
» A fully modular chassis where all component may be removed from the body for easier installation
» All aluminum handle produced using die cast manufacturing process for added strength and durability. Ergonomically designed handle ensures most comfortable grip. (optional)
» Aerodynamically designed ventilation holes to enable the system efficiently
» Aluminum extrusion front panel
» Supports Micro ATX form factor & mini ITX form factor
» Supports ATX PS2 power supply
» Supports 7'' LCD monitor (optional)
» Model: VF1000BWS
» Case Type: Gaming Cube
» Dimension (H*W*D): 300 x 430 x 280
» Carrying Handle: yes
» Window side panel: Window
» Front Panel Material: Aluminum
» Chassis Material: SECC
» Color: Black
» Cooling System:
» Front: 90mm fan with blue LED x 1, 1500rpm
» Rear: 60mm fan x 2, 1800rpm (up to 60mm fan x 3)
» Motherboard: Micro ATX form factor & mini ITX form factor
» Drive Bays:
» 7" x 1 (could be converted to 5.25'' drive bay)
» 5.25" x 1
» 3.5" x 3 (Exposed x 1, Hidden x 2)
» Front I/O: USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394 Firewire, HD-Audio
» Expansion Slots: 4
» Weight: 16.5lbs
The Thermaltake LANBOX was shipped only in the case's retail box, which is how you would find it in a store. The front of the box shows a gamer transporting his LANBOX, and the back shows many of the case's features in great detail and with plenty of images. The sides of the box also have an abundance of information. One side lists the features and shows the optional 7" LCD monitor installed (not covered in this review). The other side lists the specifications for the product.