Thermaltake Core P5 Wall-Mounted ATX Chassis Review
The main element that Thermaltake wants you to be able to accomplish with it new Core P5 Chassis, is for you to be able to show off your awesome PC system configuration that you have spent weeks working on so that it is near-perfect. While the P5 checks off more feature boxes than that, it surely does a good job of showing off your rig.
Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because you've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed your system. In the early days, the Thermaltake brand was synonymous with performance cooling but, over the last few years, it is hard to find a segment of the industry the company hasn't expanded into. We have featured numerous products from Thermaltake in our product reviews over the years, everything from the company's cooling products and award winning power supplies to audio components and its uniquely distinctive computer cases.
While still a relatively young company, established in 1999, Thermaltake is built on unwavering will and dedication to address issues and innovate at the same time for computer enthusiasts and corporate users worldwide.
With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.
With strong support of Research & Development team standing behind the brand, Thermaltake is committed to never-follow but always-lead. Always striving to be the best, we continuously benchmark our performance against the very best internally and externally. Customers are our greatest asset and Thermaltake does not take that for granted. That is why Thermaltake is the industry leading in customer service and customer support with around-the-clock automated product return service.
The subject of today's evaluation is the Thermaltake Core P5 chassis. The company website says "Take presentation to the next level with the Core P5 Open Frame chassis by Thermaltake. The fully modular design of the Core P5 allows flexibility for 3-way placement layouts (Wall mount, Horizontal and Vertical), dual GPU layout locations: Horizontal and Vertical and placement locations for liquid cooling components. Uncover greatness with the Core P5’s panoramic viewing angle with its large acrylic window to protect and present. Seeing is believing, the Core P5 brings the ultimate in PC hardware viewing wherever you mount or display."
It would seem that the focus of this chassis is flexibility with a spotlight on style and presentation. This is Thermaltake's first attempt at an open air chassis and we are anxious to see just what the Core P5 is all about.
The Thermaltake Core P5 chassis arrived in its bare product packaging with some mild damage from shipping. The overall package measurements are 25.5"H x 25L x 7"W and is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams.
The Thermaltake Core P5, much like other Thermaltake cases we've recently reviewed, features plain cardboard packaging with an outline of the case, product information, name, company logo and an exploded view of the chassis all printed in black. The case components wrapped in plastic and held in place by molded Styrofoam packaging. There was a 2" x 1" hole in the bottom of the package that was deep enough to damage the packaging material inside but caused no damage to the case.