Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000 Chassis

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Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Is it hot? Is it not?

You're average computer user usually doesn't give much thought to their case. When you buy from a system builder like Dell or HP, you're shipped a decent looking, but fairly generic or proprietary case. For the rest of us though, companies like Thermaltake have been stepping up to the plate to deliver something a little more pleasing to the enthusiast's eye. These cases aren't cheap, with the Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000 costing around $75-$90 without a PSU, but they're certainly worth it in terms of looks and features. The tool-less design can make all the difference if you're constantly swapping our hardware, and there's really no reason a modern high end case shouldn't have that feature. We're glad to see other features like dust filter for the intake fan and lightweight aluminum, have made it into Thermaltake's Matrix VX VD3000 as well.

After building up a system in the Matrix VX VD3000, and using it for a few days, we have a fairly good impression of this case. While it's not perfect, with the problems we had with the tool-less PCI slot fastener, and the awkward way the front panel is removed, these flaws and nitpicks weren't a big deal in the end. What's important is the fact that the case is advertised for gamers and LAN party fans, and for them, the case is a good match. It's lightweight, fairly easy to work with, incorporates some good features, and it has a streamlined, interesting aesthetic. We hope Thermaltake continues to introduce more enthusiast friendly designs in the future. Based on its price, features, and style, HotHardware gives the Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000 an 8 on the Heat Meter.

._Durable lightweight aluminum
._Tool-less Design
._2x Quiet 120mm fans (front & __back)

._Clear side panel 
._Slight problem with PCI slot lock
._Should be easier to remove the front panel

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