Thermaltake Introduces V3 BlacX Edition Case with HDD Dock, USB 3.0

Paul Lilly

External hard drive docks seem to be all the rage in case design lately, and Thermaltake's new V3 BlacX Edition PC computer case is yet another example of this. It's an all-black (inside and out) mid-tower chassis constructed of steel with a metal mesh front bezel and bottom mounted PSU design, both with removable dust filters. The HDD dock sits on top and supports hot swapping your SATA storage device.

The other thing the V3 BlacX Edition has going for it is SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support. This, along with the HDD dock, are the two features that separate this case from the regular V3 Black Edition. There's a cutout in the back of the BlacX for you to route the internal USB 3.0 cable to the back I/O panel and plug into one of your motherboard's blue USB ports.

Cooling is handled by a single 120mm blue LED rear exhaust fan. Optionally you can add up to three additional 120mm fans, one each on the front (intake), bottom (intake), and top (exhaust). There doesn't appear to be any cable cutouts for cable management, though Thermaltake did carve out a portion of the back panel to make installing third-party heatsinks a little bit easier.

Thermaltake didn't mention a price or release date, but for reference, the original V3 Black Edition carries a $50 MSRP.

Image Credit: Thermaltake

Around the web