We're sure there were at least a few prospective buyers that liked the idea of Thermaltake's Core P3 or Core P5 wall-mountable open-frame PC chassis, but were stymied by the standard ATX-size of the Core P5. Perhaps thsoe buyers had too much hardware to pack inside the case, or maybe they needed something more mural-sized to bring the room together. Whatever the reason, Thermaltake's Core P7 TG goliath should appeal to these size-seeking shoppers. The P7 is designed to ensconce E-ATX motherboards, along with a pair of 420-mm or 480-mm radiators and their associated plumbing.
Besides its sheer size, the standout feature of the Core P7 TG is the pair of extended chassis element "wings." These wings can be mounted parallel to the motherboard tray, or at 45°, 90°, 180°, or 270° angles. The entire chassis can lay flat, stand up on a quartet of included feet, or it can be mounted to a vertical surface like a wall. Either or both of the wings can be omitted thanks to the P7's dismantlable modular design.
The main chassis element of the Core P7 is as flexible as the wings. The motherboard tray can be rotated so that the expansion ports face up, left, or down when the chassis is mounted vertically. Buyers can mount their graphics card directly in a PCIe slot, or the included riser cable and brackets can rotate the card out to showcase the cooler or water block. Regardless of the orientation, the motherboard is displayed behind a 5-mm-thick sheet of tempered glass.
The Core P7 has out-of-the-box support for up to eight 2.5" or 3.5" storage devices, though we suspect even more drives could be made to fit on the wings if a pair of radiators aren't needed. CPU air coolers as tall as 180mm can fit beneath that glass panel, along with graphics cards as long as 22.4" (or 57 cm). The Thermaltake Core P7 TG is available now from TTPremium for $300.
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