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Thermaltake releases Core P3 wall-mount chassis

by Parm Mann on 5 July 2016, 10:56

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Some of the best-looking rigs we've seen in recent months have been created around Thermaltake's open-frame Core P5 chassis. The enclosure's exposed frame is ideal for showing off your build, but if size and price have been keeping you away, today's arrival of the smaller and more affordable Core P3 could be just what the doctor ordered.

Available to order at a cost of roughly £85, Core P3 is 22 per cent cheaper than its larger sibling and portrays many of the same benefits. These include a choice of horizontal or vertical placement options, as well as the ability to mount the chassis to a wall.

The large acrylic window provides a small amount of protection for your hardware while keeping everything in full view, and as you'd expect from Thermaltake there's plenty of emphasis on high-end customisation. An array of modular brackets and fixings allow for a choice of GPU locations, liquid-cooling opportunities are plentiful and, if you're so inclined, 3D printing templates are available for creating your own mods.

Looking good is the Core P3's primary goal, yet that doesn't imply a sacrifice in hardware support. The 512mm x 333mm x 470mm case has eight expansion slots, can house a 420mm radiator, and provides room for four 3.5in hard disks or five 2.5in SSDs.

CPU coolers can measure up to 180mm tall, while maximum graphics card length is specified as 450mm, or 280mm with a reservoir and radiator installed. To make clear any limitations compared to the larger Core P5, Thermaltake has available a handy PDF comparison chart available to download.

Retailer listings seem to suggest that actual stock is a couple of weeks away, but if you're eager to get to the front of the queue, pre-orders are open at Scan Computers for the two launch models: black and snow edition.


Official product page: thermaltake.com



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I've always been wondering if it is even legal to use cases like this because of the inherent EMI issues. Perhaps I'm mistaken on that bit, however.
noob question: someone explain to me how this GPU is mounted?
What GPU is int his picture?
It seems to be mounted the wrong way around to me - unless this is a new design?
EvZ_2
noob question: someone explain to me how this GPU is mounted?
What GPU is int his picture?
It seems to be mounted the wrong way around to me - unless this is a new design?

Check out the thermaltake website.

The unit comes with:

“Built- In PCI-e X16 Riser Cable
Expand the Core P3 GPU performance for SLI/CrossFire configurations with the Thermaltake PCI-E x16 3.0 Riser Cable. Supporting a wide range of GPU solutions and matching the cable included in the Core P3 and other chassis, it protects the investment in the GPU with EMI shielding and provides high conductivity to the most vital components.”
azrael-
I've always been wondering if it is even legal to use cases like this…

Not quite sure where you're coming from with this! It's legal to run a PC without a case at all, or to run it in an entirely plastic case, neither of which has any EMI shielding. What do you think the latent EMI from a computer is going to do, transfer all your money to someone else's bank account?! Not quite sure how it could be a legal issue…. :O_o1:
these look great, then you plug in power, ethernet, mouse, kb and monitor cables at the very least and then they look awfully messy