Thermaltake kicked off its CES 2015 activities with something cool by unveiling its new Pacific RL240 water cooling kit yesterday. Well, very hot on the heels of that debut is the announcement of a trio of Core X series cube-style PC chassis optimized for liquid-cooled systems. The Core X1, X2, and X9 are all cube-shaped chassis catering to ITX, mATX, and E-ATX systems, respectively.
Instead of looking at them as individual products, though, I think it would be more sound to look at them collectively as a chassis design concept. The primary reason for this is they really only differ from each other in terms of size (and motherboard compatibility).
First of all, Core X chassis are stackable. Consequently, a Core X-based system is expandable; Thermaltake even says that the chassis offer “endless stacking design,” thereby offering “virtually limitless utility.” Stacking multiple chassis together increases space available for storage, liquid cooling systems, or even allowing dual system iterations in one physical package.
Core X chassis are also internally expandable. Each member of this chassis family has fully modular storage drive racks. This allows users to allocate internal space according to the system’s priorities. You need more room for your GPUs? How about moving stuff around to accommodate more or larger radiators? A Core X chassis makes decisions like these easier.
Excellent ventilation is another Core X benefit. All Core X chassis are Tt LCS Certified, meaning they are specifically designed to host water-cooled systems. But if air cooling is your thing, Core X chassis feature perforated front panels as well as multiple and adaptable fan mounting options.
Core X chassis also are adhere to what Thermaltake calls the Chamber Concept. What this means is that every Core X chassis is divided into two main chambers: the upper chamber is optimized for cooling, while the bottom one is for the PSU and drive racks.
Finally, Core X chassis feature interchangeable window and I/O panels.
Clearly, Thermaltake’s new Core X chassis have a lot to offer PC enthusiasts. We don’t have any pricing or availability information at this time, but it’s fair to say this new family of chassis will get its fair share of admirers soon.