Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000 Chassis


There are only a select few PC enthusiasts who like to show off their hardware more than gamers do. With all the questing, spying, and fragging going on, they still find the time to appreciate the machine that grants them such pleasure. As you know though, these days, any old box just won't do. No; something a little flashier than the mundane is needed, especially if you're headed to a big LAN Party. While we've reviewed some great cases over the years here at HotHardware, producing a case that receives a gamer's approval has it's own set of special requirements. At the very least, it needs to look cool, and a single intake fan at the front isn't going to cut it. Adequate cooling, a good layout, and a unique aesthetic is a good start, and adding a clear side panel or other flashy features will only sweeten the deal. And for the LAN fans out there, a lightweight case is a must, of course.

Which brings us to Thermaltake's latest case, the Matrix VX VD3000. Proud of its purpose, it's advertised right on the box as being "Perfect for Lan Parties". After some close inspection, you'll see what they mean. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, lets check out the details on this bad boy...

Case Features and Specifications
Package Contents

Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000

Manuals and Books:

Quick Installation Guide


Material: Lightweight Aluminum
Colors: Black, Silver
Dimensions: 253x 560 x 500 (W X H X D)
Net Weight: 3.8 kg (8.4lbs)
5.25" External Drive Bays: 4
3.5" External Drive Bays: 2
3.5" Internal Drive Bays: 4
System Fans: 1 Front, 1 Rear
I/O Ports: 2x USB 2.0, 1x IEEE 1394, 1x Audio
Motherboard: ATX, Micro ATX

Additional Contents:

Screws & Cables
Tool-less Drive Rails

Pricing and Availability:

Around $75-$90 USD

Notable Features:

Lightweight Aluminum
Multimedia Interface (2x USB, Firewire, Audio & Speaker Port)
Front Blue LED Fan(120mm) with Dust Filter

1x Rear LED Fans(120mm)
Tool-less design



Related content