Thermaltake Versa C22 RGB case is the envy of KITT


— 1:30 PM on February 22, 2017

Thermaltake is at it again with the Versa C22 RGB, a windowed ATX PC enclosure with integrated RGB LED lighting and room for multiple water-cooling radiators.  When we think about RGB LEDs, we envision millions of available colors, or at least 256. However, the illumination options presented by the C22 RGB case really push the limit of the "RGB" moniker, seeing as there are only seven colors on tap. With that little rant out of the way, let's check out the rest of the chassis.

The case measures 21.2" x 7.8" x 19.3" (54 cm x 20 cm x 49 cm) and weighs in at 12.6 lbs (5.7 kg) before the owner stuffs it full of computer parts. Thermaltake doesn't say what the transparent window's material is, so the clear stuff is most likely acrylic and not the oh-so-trendy tempered glass. The power supply and its associated cabling can be obscured from view by a removable shroud. The top panel bears power, reset, and lighting control buttons, along with audio jacks and a pair each of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.  The non-windowed right panel is stamped with a bulge to provide extra room for cable management.

Thermaltake says CPU air coolers as tall as 6.3" (16 cm), graphics cards up to 15.3" (39 cm), and power supplies up to 7.1" (18 cm) will fit in the Versa C22 RGB. The modular drive caddies can hold two 2.5" drives and two and 3.5" HDDs. Buyers clinging to optical media will need to buy an external drive, because the C22 has no external-facing bays.

The Versa C22 RGB can swallow up to three liquid-cooling radiators. The front and top panels can accept 240-mm radiators, and a 120-mm unit can slip into the rear panel as long as it is less than 30mm thick. Those satisfied with conventional air cooling can place fans anywhere a radiator will fit, though support for 140-mm fans is limited to a single unit in the case's front panel.

The Thermaltake Versa C22 RGB is available now for $70 from Newegg in conventional black or stormtrooper white color schemes.

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