|Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS Super Tower Chassis
Thermaltake has done it again. The Xaser VI VG4000BWS super tower chassis is one of the most beautiful and well constructed cases I have had the pleasure of working with. First, Thermaltake realizes that one case does not fit all situations; so they introduced a case with three different models (in two different color schemes - Red/Black and Black/Silver). The base model has mesh side panels, a second model has transparent side windows, and a third model adds integrated liquid cooling. No matter your preference, if you are in the market for a full tower case you can probably find a Xaser VI case to meet your needs.
Many people do not understand why anybody would get excited about a case. To those people, any plain OEM case will be perfectly fine. For the rest of us, we want a case that provides more than the basics. The Thermaltake Xaser VI has the features we want! A removable motherboard tray for easy installation, multiple USB and e-SATA connections for all kinds of removable devices, more than ample airflow to keep our components cool, a reversible front door, and silent operation. All of these features are included in every model of the Xaser VI series.
There is only one thing I would consider a design flaw on this case. That flaw is the lack of any handles or wheels. This is a full-tower case, and once it is loaded with equipment it will be very heavy. There is not an easy place to grab the case to carry it if you need to move it. Other than that, there are just a few other things I'd like to see changed slightly. The support rails for the 5.25" devices are a little larger than most, so I had issues installing my Icy Dock drive bay as the support rails were running into the side of the device. Finally, give the user some way to turn off those incredibly bright "eye" lights! A small piece of electrical tape does the job, but doesn't look very nice.
A search of PriceGrabber finds the Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS super tower chassis for as low as about $237. While not a bargain by any stretch of the imagination, it is in line with what you would pay for similar high quality, feature packed cases.
If you are looking for a large full tower case, I would highly recommend the Thermaltake Xaser VI. It has nearly everything a user could want and therefore earns the rating of "Highly-Recommended".
» Front panel filters
» 2 eSata and 4 USB 2.0 front/top ports
» Reversible door
» Mostly tool-less installation
» Very spacious interior
» Removable motherboard tray
» Silent operation
» Six 120mm or 140mm Fans
» 10 PCI expansion slots
» Great potential cooling options
» No Wheels or Handles
» Cannot turn off "eye" lights
» Multi 5.25 drive bay devices might have issues
Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing the Thermaltake Xaser VI VG4000BWS Super Tower Chassis to Bigbruin.com for review!
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