Chassis maker Thermaltake today updated its mobile chassis series with the launch of the LAN-Mobility Mid-Tower V5 Black Edition. The new chassis is aimed specifically at LAN party enthusiasts and particularly those who need to carry their systems along.
The stylish black chassis from Thermaltake has an extra large and reinforced handle on top, which makes for a comfortable yet firm grip. Adding to the style are all black interiors and exteriors, a blue LED exhaust fan on top, and a transparent window on the left side panel.
The extreme portability of the V5 Black Edition belies its vast interiors. There is room for up to nine drives, with options for combinations of 5.25”, 3.5” and 2.5” drives. Thermaltake has also put in a drive bay cage at the bottom of the chassis for three 3.5” drives, which can be removed for easy installation.
Like all its chassis’, the manufacturer has ensured exceptional ventilation in the V5 Black Edition too. The motherboard tray has an extra large CPU cooler installation hole for easy changing of coolers; it also supports both microATX and standard ATX motherboards. Then there is the 20cm exhaust fan on top and the 12cm intake turbo-fan on the back, both of which provide powerful air circulation inside the chassis.
The front of the drive bays has space for another 12cm fan while a fourth 12cm fan for VGA cooling can be installed at the side panel. Together, the four fans can take care of cooling needs for even the most demanding of applications.
The power supply unit has been installed at the bottom of the tower, with feet below the chassis to elevate it and provide air circulation to the PSU. A removable dust filter covers the bottom and keeps out unwanted dust from clogging the unit.
Thermaltake has already made the V5 Black Edition available with retailers and given it a suggested retail price tag of $69.
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