Thermaltake has developed an entire family of wall-mountable open-frame PC chassis with its Core P3, P5, and P7. The Core line's newest addition is the pint-sized Core P1 TG, a mini-ITX case that puts everything on display. The motherboard tray is made of steel and the transparent top panel is made of 5-mm-thick tempered glass. The case includes additional brackets and a PCIe riser cable that allows the graphics card to be the center of attention, maybe as part of a liquid-cooled gaming system.
The Core P1 TG measures 16.6" x 13.1" x 15" (42 cm x 33 cm x 38 cm) and weighs 20.9 lbs. (9.5 kg) before adding any custom-made accessories or PC components. The case is fairly bulky for a mini-ITX chassis, but the reward for that is the ability to swallow a lot of hardware. Owners can use CPU coolers up to 6.7" (17 cm) in height. Graphics cards as long as 14.9" (38 cm) and power supplies as long as 7.1" (or 18 cm) can also fit in the chassis. A 120-mm radiator can be mounted on the steel tray, parallel to the motherboard.
The case's "Dismantlable Modular Design" means the case can lay flat, mount to a wall, or can stand up on its included elevating feet. Two 2.5" drives and a 3.5" drive can be hidden inside the chassis, and another pair of 2.5" drives can mount to the back of the motherboard tray. Customizers with access to 3D printers can use data from Thermaltake's 3DMakers site to print accessories for the P1, including LED strip holders, fan brackets, and drive mounts. Creative types can also share their own 3D models on the site.
The Thermaltake Core P1 TG is available now from Amazon for $100. Buyers might want to add some Invisible Glass cleaner and some microfiber cleaning towels to their shopping carts while they're at it.
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