Thermaltake Core P3 case takes up less wall space

Earlier this year at Computex, we took a peek at Thermaltake's Core P3, a wall-mounted case that puts the hardware inside on full display. Thermaltake has now officially released this open-frame chassis.

The Core P3 iterates on last year's Core P5. Like an open-air test bench, the Core P3 is missing most of its side panels. Detachable feet allow the case to stand vertically or horizontally. Additionally, the case can be mounted to walls using a special bracket. (This optional bracket isn't included in the box, though.) A clear acrylic panel provides some protection from splashing coffee and flying objects.

As an ATX mid-tower case, the Core P3 is compatible with a wide variety of hardware. It fits Mini-ITX, microATX, and ATX motherboards. A unique expansion-slot riser lets builders show off their custom-cooled graphics cards. The case fits graphics cards as long as 17.7" (450 mm), but users who want to use a radiator and reservoir for cooling are limited to 11"-long (280 mm) GPUs. The Core P3 also provides several options for storage devices. Two drive trays that fit behind the back panel accommodate 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Addtionally, the right side of the case has a large open area that can fit three more 2.5" drives, three 140-mm fans, or a 420-mm-long liquid cooling radiator.

Speaking of liquid cooling, the Core P3 is more compatible with all-in-one liquid coolers than the Core P5. The Core P5 required a special bracket for AIO liquid coolers, but by slimming the case down to 18.5" x 13.1" x 20.2" (470 x 333 x 513 mm), Thermaltake removed this hurdle. Alternately, the Core P3 can handle air coolers up to 7" (180 mm) tall.

The case's size wasn't the only thing that Thermaltake shrank. The Core P3 is currently available for $120. That's $50 cheaper than last fall's Core P5. The standard model is black, but Thermaltake has also announced a white Core P3 Snow Edition counterpart.

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    • south side sammy
    • 3 years ago

    well thanks for the thumb down in the last reply. shows YOUR ignorance. the numbers are right in front of your eyes and you still don’t want to see them!

    • Rageypoo
    • 3 years ago

    The promo picture is retarded, why would u put in a 1050 psu for a micro-itx board? 500-600w would be more than enough.

      • Froz
      • 3 years ago

      It’s to make sure all the LEDs have enough power.

        • bittermann
        • 3 years ago

        Yeah, those wattage suckers!

      • Paine
      • 3 years ago

      Newegg carries 1600-watt supplies. A fool and his money are soon parted;)

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    That is vast and fugly.

    Perhaps they were aiming for ‘retro’ and missed, or perhaps (more likely IMO) nobody at Thermaltake has a clue about how to design something nice.

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Better idea for you thermaltake, you can have this one on me and take it all the way to the bank.

    m-itx wall hanging case made to look like a picture frame and an LCD (not glass) side panel that you can run off of a micro sd card.

    • Firestarter
    • 3 years ago

    well that’s nice, assuming you live in an absolutely dust- and catfree environment

      • ludi
      • 3 years ago

      In some ways, pet dander and dust will do worse things to normal closed cases, because there’s (a) narrow entrances to create a draft which will pull in dust and debris and (b) dead-air space inside for debris to settle out and start forming a collection, sometimes on something that doesn’t like to be thermally insulated.

        • Firestarter
        • 3 years ago

        well at least with closed cases I don’t have to look at any of that stuff

    • south side sammy
    • 3 years ago

    my case is 14x16x8…………. smaller than the specs listed above. somebody make a mistake?

      • Anovoca
      • 3 years ago

      nope, look at the pci tray.

        • south side sammy
        • 3 years ago

        but it’s not smaller. it’s just built differently.

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Wow, that demo build they have would blend in perfect on a wall that a toddler scribbled all over with crayon.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      Think of it as technology art. I recommend getting two of the floor models and slapping a larger Plexiglas slab on top to use as a coffee table.

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      Camouflage.

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