Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Case Review


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Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Case Review

By Jason Maxfield

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Co.
Product Name: Thermaltake Core V51 Window Mid-Tower Chassis
Model Number: CA-1C6-00M1WN-00
UPC: 841163058343
Price As Tested: $109.99 (Amazon l Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake Co.

Thermaltake brings us an update to their Core series of computer cases, with the Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis. The Core V51 is the newest in the Core Series, launching after the Core V71 and Core V1, respectively. The Thermaltake Core V51 offers a robust chassis design and delivering a host of configurations for fans, water cooling, and a fully modular design with endless configurations.

The Thermaltake Core V51 is an enthusiast case, featuring a wide array of compatibility with all-in-one liquid cooling systems, ranging from 120mm to 420mm radiators, or complete custom loops. Fan compatibility is no slouch either, supporting 120mm, 140mm, and 200mm fans in various configurations. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will be putting the Thermaltake Core V51 to the test.


Features & Specifications

Model Core V51
Case Type Mid Tower
Dimension (H x W x D) 540 x 236 x 560 mm(21.3 x 9.3 x 22 inch)
Side Panel Transparent Window
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SPCC
Cooling System Front (intake) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA) x 2
Rear (exhaust) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Drive Bays -Accessible : 2 x 5.25’’
-Hidden : 5 x 3.5’’ or 5 x 2.5’’
Expansion Slots 8
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13” (Extend ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2”?3/8”?1/4” water tube
Fan Support Front:
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm
1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm
1 x 200mm
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm
1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm or 3 x 140mm
1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm
1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm
Radiator Support Front:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
1 x 120mm
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation: 185mm
VGA length limitation: 310mm(with HDD rack)
480mm(without HDD rack)
PSU length limitation: 220mm (With Bottom Fan)

Product specifications taken from Thermaltake’s website.


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  1. Sandra

    What is the weight of this case? Cant find that info anywhere. Im looking to build a rig that is dedicated to audio & video editing…and perhaps a game or two.

    1. Jason Maxfield

      Hello Sandra. If I had to take a guess I’d say it’s 10 to 12 pounds, empty. I can’t find the information on the weight myself either. It’s a rather large case, well suited for a variety of uses. If you are planning on using a workstation setup, such as the 2011v3 motherboards, there is ample room to set it up anyway you would like.

      From the sounds of it, it could get bulky and heavy pretty fast, if you plan to use it for gaming as well. I do not have a lot of PC components in the case and it’s probably over 30 pounds in weight right now. Keep in mind I’m just taking a guess, as I don’t have a scale to put it on.

      If the rig doesn’t need to be moved around once it’s built, the weight shouldn’t be an issue. But it’s definitely not designed to be a mobile case. I would look at other solutions if you wanted something for mobility.

      If you have any further questions about the case, feel free to ask, and I’ll answer as best I can.

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