Thermaltake Xaser VI Super Tower Chassis
Published: 26th November 2007 | Source: Thermaltake | Price: US$274.00 |
I'm happy to report that installing a system in to the Xaser VI Super Tower was dead easy and very quick. Especially with the inclusion of the tool-less features of the case. Whilst some of the metal edges of the case felt a little nippy, I did fail to draw blood. However I did encounter two small issues when installing my motherboard. First off the motherboard tray was missing one standoff hole on the outside edge. Due to me not having a tap and die kit I was unable to insert a threaded hole. Another QA issue here.
Secondly the tray also has two permanently fixed (riveted) standoffs on the rear edge of the case; one of which becomes a problem when using an ATX motherboard. Subsequently, because there isn't a mounting hole in that position on the motherboard, but exposed traces are on the reverse side, it can become a potential shorting issue. A simple 1/8" drill bit and my Makita battery drill solved the issue.
Secondly, due to the increased height of the case, I found that the SATA plugs on my Antec PSU only just reached the HDD when using the top two bays in the HDD cage. As a result I had to use two strands of the loom to power 2 x SATA HDD's. Just something to think about!
I have included a couple of night shots too so you can see how well the case looks in the dark.