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Is the Thermaltake Core v21 A good option?

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  • 1 month ago

I am thinking about setting up a spare monitor as a second monitor for my PC. This means my PC would have to go on a nightstand. I believe the Core v21 would suit a nightstand a lot better as I like the aesthetics of a more boxy style build on a nightstand. It comes with a 200mm fan so I would be able to use my PWM fan (Since I have 2 motherboard headers, I have to use a splitter in order to use both a DC fan and the PWM fan for front side ventilation and it can be quite noisy). It also has a semi-PSU shroud that can hide the cables better than my case. The case seems to be modular enough to suit my needs. I have heard of some PSU installation problems, but I like a good challenge here and there. Is this a good case? or is there a larger turnoff or better case that can suit my needs? Build is here for reference: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/QnBbt6

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Be aware the the V21 has quite a large footprint (larger than most ATX cases), so i'd measure things out before you decide.

Here's a list with the v21 (splitters place extra load on the header, so I'd probably ditch that and get a hub)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $46.81 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $77.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $127.05 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $75.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $274.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $76.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Custom Silverstone 8-Port PWM Fan Hub/Splitter for 4-Pin & 3-Pin Fans in Black SST-CPF04-USA (Newest Version) $14.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1033.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 22:16 EDT-0400

You've also keeping your existing case, but do something like this (you can lay it down, cut some holes in it and add some fans)

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9bgwrH

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $46.81 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $77.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $127.05 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $75.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $274.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Deepcool RF120M(5 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans $53.99 @ Amazon
Custom Silverstone 8-Port PWM Fan Hub/Splitter for 4-Pin & 3-Pin Fans in Black SST-CPF04-USA (Newest Version) $14.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1055.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-29 22:15 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So I have measured the nightstand and have concluded that the amount of space on the stand is enough to hold the case. Also I am only looking to use 2 fans in my pc instead of three, so I can only use the included 200mm fan and my Be Quiet ShadowWings fan.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well, in that case do this (also, you could replace that A400 with something larger and better)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $46.81 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $77.99 @ Best Buy
Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive -
Storage Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $75.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $274.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $76.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Shadow Wings SW1 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $946.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 18:56 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the drive fails then yeah I'll probably replace the A400 with the MX500, but I'll probably only do the 500gb version as everything else fits on my hard drive. Thanks for your recommendation though!

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