Thermaltake took to “Thinking outside of the box” to heart with the CORE P5. The minimalist approach to the chassis is what helps make this an eye catching piece. They took the time to see what was really needed when building a PC then tailored that to the concept they had. By taking a design chance they achieved was a design that has been very successful for then and something that the casual PC builder wanted to help take their personal computer to the next level with minimal effort. For the more advance PC builder you now have the ability to make your hard line water cooled dreams come true by showing off every aspect of it. As for modding the case there have been many styles of water cooling done, but I have yet to see something other than that. I do believe that CORE P5 is rather stuck with the limitation of just painting the steel and fancy water cooling setups. Just arriving on the scene is the CORE P3 which sounds pretty interesting “The Core P3 open frame chassis enables user to freely build the system from the ground up with given modular panels, racks, brackets, and pre-design mounting arrays. No more unreachable screw corners or gaps and enjoys installation in a breeze with Dismantlable Modular Design“. We also saw at Computex a mini-ITX 3-D printable CORE named the P1 that will help show that Thermaltake is thinking more outside of the box and is supporting the modding/maker communities. Even though I had a few challenges with the a couple of the brackets on the “inside” of the case I did enjoy putting the chassis together and seeing how well the CORE P5 was laid out.
If you are looking to try something different and want to show off all the hard work you have put into making your hardware look great then you have to grab yourself a Thermaltake CORE p5. At just $149.00USD it is quite the deal.