Thermaltake Commander MS-I Case Review

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Thermaltake Commander MS-I Case rated Great by 3dGameMan.com

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Budget cases have a lot of live up to since they have to look great, come with lots of features and be affordable. This combination is not always possible and sometimes doesn't work, but the Thermaltake Commander MS-I Case delivers.


 

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Anonymous

will a msi a55m-p33 motherboard fit  Thermaltake Commander MS-I Case

Anonymous

Do you think this case can fit a H60 in it

Tooeasymode
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Only thing I hate about this case is the hard drive cage is not turn to the back.

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Not a fan of Thermaltake styling personally.
I think Thermaltake are falling behind some of the other manufacturers in terms of features for the price.
The antec 302 offers similar features + more for around the same price, and it doesn't look so in your face.. unless you like that sorta thing.

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I'll put the cost of the computer case to be around $30. Honestly, there's not that much to look at.

There needs to be a 120mm fan in the front of the case. Plus, don't forget about a dust filter, too.

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Window is to small so its usseless.

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A small issue with how you measure the maximum space for a cooler. You don't take in to account the fact that the cooler sits on top of a CPU, which itself stands proud of the socket, over the PCB of the motherboard which is raised on stand-offs. This can be really tough to measure; I know since I have been shopping for a cooler to fit my own case and there are hardly any that will fit for the X79 boards if you're using an older case (we've all seen the monster coolers for socket 2011). As an estimate I measured from the top of a DIMM slot (not including the DIMM slot clips, which looks roughly equal to the height of a CPU installed in a socket) to the side panel of the case.

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If you're looking at spending more than $50 for a cooler, look at an ALC. Corsair's H70 retails around $70 and Antecs Kuhler 620 is around there too. Great coolers, very little space. I know for sure both of these coolers are compatible with the 2011 socket.

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if anything he is playing it save : CPU cooler height limitation: 170mm VGA length limitation: 320mm
he may have forgotten the bulge on the sidepanel

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Hey bud,

I allow for the motherboard height, but it's an educated guess. Unless the manufacturer informs me of the exact CPU cooler height, I do my best to measure it since I know many want to know this.

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I'd of like to of seen more USB ports in the front, rubber around the holes in the case and better dust filters on the top, this case does not look worth taking a second look at unless its a rather cheap case, 40 to 50 USD otherwise, it needs some work.

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"PSU: Crosshair 850w" lol i think you mean Corsair there.

As for the case not that great, but its very cheap. For 45 euro's its great imho.

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Ah, it is a rather cheap case, from what I've seen $45 before shipping so this case would probably work good for maybe a theater pc or a simple office computer, this would not be a good case for normal gaming.