Thermaltake has launched the latest addition in the Core series of cube cases, the Core V1 Snow Edition. The mini-ITX enclosure comes with a series of features targeted at enthusiast gamers, including a 200mm fan at the front, interchangeable side panels that allow you to showcase your liquid-cooled configuration or maximize cooling efficiency.
The Core V1 Snow is divided into two section, with the upper chamber hosting the motherboard, video cards and storage drives, and the lower segment featuring the PSU and cable management. The Core V1 Snow can fit four drives, with two removable 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays available. The ability to remove drive bays as needed allows you to slot in dual expansion video cards up to 260mm in length. The bottom half accommodates PSUs up to 180mm, leaving 80mm for routing cables.
CPU coolers as tall as 140mm are accommodated, and with vendors like Noctua focusing on low-profile coolers, the clearance is more than enough for fitting in a CPU cooler like the NH-L9x65. If you’re looking to go with an AIO liquid-cooled setup, radiators up to 140mm in length can fit into the chassis. Overall dimensions of the Core V1 Snow are 276 x 260 x 316 mm, and there’s the ability to slot in two 80mm fans at the back.
I/O connectivity is in the form of two USB 3.0 ports on the side of the front panel, along with HD audio connectors and power/reset buttons. Availability is yet to be announced by Thermaltake, and although the Core series has certainly piqued the interest of many a gamer, broad global availability has been a concern, with other models in the series, such as the Core X1 or the Core X9 remaining hard to find outside the U.S.