Thermaltake has always been innovative with its entire product line, ranging from CPU heatsinks to its popular Hardcano series fan control modules. It's no wonder this company also strives in the case market.

The introduction of Thermaltake's Xaser line of cases brought about new and unique ideas in design and features. The original Xaser design was based on a few of Chenming series of desktop cases with added original features of its own, like the Hardcano fan control.

We first looked at a full sized Xaser III tower several months ago (you can read our review here). Since the Xaser III line made its debut, it has sent ripples through the case market as a high end enthusiast's dream. The most emphasized feature of the second series of Xasers is the totally screw-less design. Hold tight as we take an extensive look into what makes the VM3000A an attractive addition to Xaser's product line.

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  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, March 11, 2004 - link

    Purav has been with us for a couple years, but this is his pilot review :) Congrats Purav - much better than my pilot ;)

    Kristopher
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  • CZroe - Thursday, March 11, 2004 - link

    "The Thermaltake Xaser III VM3000A's main feature is its completely screw-less design. Though it can be difficult to deal with some screw-less features, such as drive mounting rails, Thermaltake has done a great job with the design and construction of its chassis."

    Umm, I must know: Is it as "great" a job as the ThermalTake Xaser III chassis? I've already posted in the forums about it (See the URL below), but basically the chassis' screwless slot design prevented full-length PCI cards from being inserted even though the case had special slots to stabilize them (Full length PCI cards have a plastic handle which fits the slots).

    There aren't enough pictures to tell if the case even has these slots, so I must ask :) Also, a better description of the "swing bar" is needed as well as an image. I'm still confused as to how it can stabilize a PCI card...

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=...
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  • klah - Thursday, March 11, 2004 - link

    Hey Purav, have any pictures of the interior with all of the components installed? Reply
  • sandorski - Thursday, March 11, 2004 - link

    I got 1 of these cases 3 weeks ago, I really like it. The flashing light is kinda hokey, but overall the screwless design and appearance of the case really impress me. The case looks and feels solid.

    The review was entirely correct about installing the power supply, it is very difficult if the mobo, cpu, and cpu hs/fa is installed. I managed to get my old noisy 350watt Enermax in, but only after removing the rear fan shroud first.
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  • tfranzese - Thursday, March 11, 2004 - link

    Near identical to this SilverStone I looked at, but I dig the SST's looks far more. Anywho, I just wonder if the design flaws were fixed.

    Case I'm referring to is here: http://www.soundcardcentral.com/reviews/cases/sst-...
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