Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Mid-Tower Case - Final Thoughts and Rating

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Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Mid-Tower Case
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Thermaltake V9 Black Edition Final Thoughts:

It had been quite a while since I've taken a look at a case from Thermaltake, but I must say the Thermaltake V9 Black edition case did not disappoint me and I found the quality that Thermaltake cases have become known for the past is still the case.

This case is more aimed at the mid-level (gaming) crowd, and with a MSRP of ~$150.00 USD it's probably a little bit out of the "budget" user's price range. I feel the value is pretty good for this case, and with features like tool-less optical and hard drive bays PCI slots and more than adequate cooling (thanks to 4 included case fans), the MSRP of this case is fair. Chances are good though you'll be able to find this case for much less then MSRP, and at time of publishing we were able to find this case in the sub-$100 USD price range which gives this case some really good value, and in that price range it could be a very popular choice for gamers on a budget.

Probably one of the biggest things I liked about this case was the fact that it is designed for the "gamer" crowd, yet they kept the overall design nice and sleek. Not all gamers need flames and skulls painted all over their cases, and a case like the V9 Black Edition gets the job done while keeping a "Professional" look to it.


The tool-less optical drives and hard drive racks are a nice touch, however if I had to complain about something, it would be about the clips that hold the drives in place. Unless your planning on pulling drives in and out on a regular basis, this really won't be more than a minor annoyance, but I found the clips to sometimes take a little bit of jiggling and convincing to pop in, however once you get them clipped in the drives will be nice and secure and won't be popping out or anything.

One of the biggest questions about any case is going to be "How quiet is it?". The V9 Black Edition case is pretty quiet, however it's not silent (due to all the fans). I noticed that the side panel fan and the smaller 120mm rear fan seemed to be the noisiest of all the fans, however I wouldn't say that they were unbearable or anything and really aren't too bad, but if you were to add a nice fan controller and slow the fans down a little this case could be virtually silent. I was a little surprised that the side panel fan (230mm) was a bit noisy, because the top 230mm fan seems to be pretty quiet and when I unplugged the side panel 230mm and rear 120mm fan it made the entire system pretty quiet, and I'm not sure why that is the case. If you have a beefy system in this case, you'll definitely appreciate the abundant airflow, but for anyone with a mid-range system you could probably very easily throttle the fans down even further with a fan controller and still have more than enough cooling (and make your case pretty much silent in the process).

At the end of the day the Thermaltake V9 Black Edition case is a decent choice, and I was happy overall with the quality and features that it offers. This case doesn't offer anything ground breaking for features, but what it does do is provide the features that gamers need, all while looking professional. There has been a lot of thought put into the minor details of this case, and I think gamers on a budget will appreciate them. Thanks to the high quality of this case, and the assortment of features it offers, the Thermaltake V9 Black Edition case has earned our Editors Choice award. If you're in the market for a new case, this case is worthy of your consideration.

 

Pros:

  • Tool-Less Drive Bays and PCI Slots
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Sleek Design
  • More Than Adequate Cooling

 

Cons:

  • Nothing Major

 

BCCRating

 
 Top Pick - Gold!

 

I'd like to thank Thermaltake for sending us the V9 Black Edition Case. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.