Thermaltake recently sent us the latest entry in its attractive, highly functional Core series of PC cases, the Core V51. The Core V51 is a roomy mid-tower that bears the Core series’ distinctive rounded, perforated steel front panel and wide feet. At 21.3 inches high, it’s only a couple inches shorter than its fulltower sibling, the V71, and the case’s interior is as roomy as many full-tower cases we’ve seen.
Behind the standard left-side acrylic window, the motherboard tray accommodates boards ranging in size from Mini-ITX to Extended ATX, and the interior of the V51’s front and top panels will both accommodate radiators up to 420mm long. (You can also install up to a 240mm rad in the bottom, and the back panel will hold a 120mm radiator.) Your fan options are similarly extensive with the Core V51; the front panel will hold three 120mm fans (two of these come pre-installed), two 140mm fans, or a single 200mm unit. The top panel, which has mounting slots that give you lots of discretion where placement is concerned, can hold three 120mm or 140mm fans, or two 200mm monsters.