If you're on top of your cable-routing game, Thermaltake has the case for you: this year's take on the Core P5 chassis, the aptly-named Tempered Glass Edition. The original came out last year and made a mark with its bare-bones modern-art look meant to show off a carefully arranged cabling job, and the new edition takes that a step further.
Whereas the original model had a single acrylic panel, the Core P5 Tempered Glass Edition brings three 5-mm-thick tempered glass panels along for the ride. The case is highly modular across the board. It can be dismantled entirely during the build process, and offers a few different brackets to allow you to display your graphics card either via direct connection or through an included riser cable. If you have a 3D printer, you can even print out custom parts using files provided by Thermaltake.
The main frame that hides all your cables comes in black or white. Behind the scenes, there's room for four 3.5" or 2.5" drives, and Thermaltake says their bays can be removed for more cabling room. The chassis can handle ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX boards. Builders can use CPU coolers up to 180mm in height, radiators up to 480mm, or 140-mm fans. The front panel includes two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, along with audio connectors. The case can stand freely on a desk, lay down horizontally, or even be mounted on a wall.
Thermaltake didn't offer up a price with the announcement for the Core P5, but the acrylic-panel model is going for $149.99 on Newegg, so expect the heavier and more expensive tempered glass panels to kick the price up a few notches.
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