Thermaltake glasses up its Suppressor and Core cases

If you've been eyeing a Thermaltake chassis and wishing it had a tempered glass window, you might be in luck. The Core V71, Core V51, and Suppressor F51 cases are all getting "TG edition" releases that—you guessed it—come with a tempered glass side panel. Thermaltake calls the Core V71 a "full tower" while the Core V51 and Suppressor F51 are "mid-towers," but all three cases support full-sized ATX motherboards and power supplies.

Thermaltake Core V51 TG Edition

All three of the new variations add support for vertical mounting of dual-slot graphics cards using an optional riser cable. Besides that change—and the glass window, obviously—these cases are pretty nearly identical to their original versions. That means that there's no shroud over the PSU to hide its messy wiring, an unusual choice for a case with a tempered glass window. The Suppressor F51 seems to support the original version's "Power Cover" accessory, though the shroud isn't included in the box.

Thermaltake Core V71 TG Edition

Any of the new cases will take up to nine 120-mm fans: three in the top, three in the front, one in the rear, and two in the bottom. You can alternatively use a pair of 140-mm fans in the front and top, plus one in the rear. The two Core-series cases will even accept a pair of 200-mm fans in the front and top, while the Suppressor only has room for one above and two in the front. 

Thermaltake has been all-in on liquid-cooling lately, so water-inclined builders will find exactly what they expect here. All three cases can accept radiators up to 420 mm in length in the top and front. The Core V71 and V51 will let you stick a 240-mm radiator in the bottom, too, while the Suppressor V51 only has room for a 140-mm or 120-mm unit.

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 TG Edition

As far as storage goes, there's some variation between the models. The Core V51 can accept a pair of 5.25" drives in the front, and five 3.5" or 2.5" drives in its modular drive bays. The Suppressor F51 adds another 3.5" or 2.5" drive for a total of six, plus two more 2.5" hardpoints if the Power Cover is installed. Finally the Core V71, being a full tower case, can accept up to eight 3.5" or 2.5" drives along with its pair of 5.25" bays. All three cases use modular and tool-less drive bays that can be removed in favor of exotic cooling hardware if necessary.

Thermaltake didn't tell us how much the new TG Edition cases cost or when they'll be available beyond a vague "soon," so keep an eye on your favorite e-tail shop if you've a mind to grab one.

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    • ericlikeseatin
    • 2 years ago

    Drat, no love for the Suppressor F1? It’s a great mini ITX case with good airflow in a super small form factor.

    • colinstu12
    • 2 years ago

    Cannot stand cases with a million holes in them.

    Not fun to clean, ever. And not to mention… not very good looking anyways.

      • christos_thski
      • 2 years ago

      One upvote from me. My Thermaltake GTS collects dust in the the front perforations like nobody’s business, and I don’t even have a particularly dusty home. Not only are these annoying to clean, they look nastily dirty too.

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      The only thing worse than this is the same thing, but with non-removable foam behind it.

      Not only does it get clogged with dust and look stupid really quickly, it’s also impossible to clean effectively.

      I’m looking at you, Coolermaster N200….

        • colinstu12
        • 2 years ago

        Hah the N200. That’s exactly the case I have previous experience with. The price point and internals are great. I just with the front was solid w/no holes!

          • Chrispy_
          • 2 years ago

          Yeah, I thought it was the perfect, low-budget mATX case, and then I bought one as part of a staff build request.

          I was thinking to myself the whole time, “Man, this is gonna look like the inside of a vacuum cleaner in no time….”

            • DPete27
            • 2 years ago

            non-easily-removable foam is better than nothing at all. I had a CM Centruion 5 with the stuff which was actually my first experience with fan filtration. As long as your blew the dust back out the front of the case it was fine. Removing the front panel (easy) gave even better access to the foam to the point you could wash it (carefully if you didn’t want to remove the foam from the front panel since the USB/audio jacks at the bottom).

            TL;DR, sure it’s not as convenient as removable screen filters, but it’s better than nothing.

            • colinstu12
            • 2 years ago

            Disagree.

            My first case I bought was actually the CM C5 and it always was riddled with dust, even after cleaning it, would never look truly dust-free again. Those wimpy little filters were a nightmare .

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