Introduction and Technical Specifications

An advanced look at the Core X9 case, detailing out different configurations and showcasing it’s unparalleled configurability…


In this follow-up discussion on Thermaltake's Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis, we look at advanced setup and configuration features, and just how much stuff you can cram into this massive case. For an in-depth overview of the case and a walk through of its features, please see our original review of the case here.

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The Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis is one of the largest and most configurable they've developed. The case is roughly cube shaped with a steel and plastic construction. The height and depth of the unit allows the Core X9 to support up to quad-fan radiators mounted to its top or sides and up to a tri-fan radiator in front. At an MSRP of $169.99, the Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis features a competitive price in light of its size and configurability.

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The Core X9 case was designed to be fully modular, supporting a variety of build configurations to be able to adapt to the whatever build style the end user can dream up. The case comes with a variety of mounts for mounting fans or liquid cooling radiators to the top, side, or bottom of the case. Until you can accurately visually just how many radiators and fans that this case supports, you really don't have a feel for the immense size of the Core X9. From front to back, the case support 4 x 120mm fans or a 480mm radiator along either of its lower sides or in the dual top mounts. On top, you can actually mount a total of eight 120mm fans or dual 480mm radiators if you so choose. And that doesn't take into account the additional two 140mm fans that can be mounted in the upper and lower sections of the case's rear panel, nor the three 120mm fans, dual 200mm fans, or 360mm radiator that can be mounted to the case's front panel.


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  • Stackable for Enthusiasts
  • Remarkable Expansion – install up to six data storage devices, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 590mm in length, and a tower CPU cooler as high as 250mm
  • Excellent Ventilation
  • Chambers Concept – Core X9 is divided into two main chambers: the upper chamber is made for cooling performance and better efficiency, while the lower one is made for PSU and drive bays
  • Fully Modular Design
  • Interchangeable Window and I/O Panel
  • Tt LCS Certified – best compatible with extreme liquid cooling configurations to ensure you get the best performance from the best features and fitment

Technical Specifications (taken from the Thermaltake website)

P/N CA-1D8-00F1WN-00
Case Type E-ATX Cube Case
(H x W x D)
502 x 380 x 640 mm
(19.8 x 15 x 25.2 inch)
Net Weight 17 kg / 37.5 lb
Side Panel Transparent Window
Color Exterior & Interior:
Material SPCC
Cooling System Front (intake):
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (800rpm, 13dBA)

Rear (exhaust):
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Drive Bays – Accessible:
3 x 5.25"

– Hidden:
6 x 3.5" or 2.5" (HDD Cage)
1 x 3.5", 2 x 2.5" (M/B Tray)
Expansion Slots 8
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX)
9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
12” x 9.6” (ATX)
12” x 13” (Extend ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 4
HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
Supports 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4” water tube
Fan Support Front:
3 x 120mm
2 x 140mm
2 x 200mm

8 x 120mm
6 x 140mm
2 x 200mm

2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm

3 x 120mm

Left / Right Side:
4 x 120mm
3 x 140mm
Radiator Support Front:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm

2 x 120mm or 2 x 240mm or 2 x 360mm or 2 x 480mm
2 x 140mm or 2 x 280mm or 2 x 420mm

1 x 120mm or or 1 x 140mm

Left / Right Side:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm or 1 x 480mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm

1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm or 1 x 480mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
Clearance U cooler height limitation:

VGA length limitation:
400mm(with ODD cage)
590mm(without ODD cage)

PSU length limitation:
220mm (With Bottom Fan)
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