Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Tower Case Review

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Introduction & Specifications

Cases come in all colours, shapes and sizes but on the whole they are mostly black and mostly rectangular boxes. They sit under your desk gathering way too much dust and don’t really inspire many people, at least not as much as the contents usually do. So why do we talk about them? Well, for one thing, all that dust, cat hair and other mess would have no barrier protecting your components but also, occasionally, they can be interesting. I’m not talking about modding here, although that’s certainly one way to spice up a box, I’m talking about regular builders having an easy time of it with lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

That’s certainly the case (get it?) with the ThermalTake Suppressor F51. A Big case designed for noise suppression, water cooling and all round expandability with plenty of scope to make it as individual as you like without getting your Dremmel out. If you don’t want water cooling then no problem, there’s plenty of fan space available to increase airflow to help your CPU and graphics card stay cool; and there’s support for up to 8 mechanical drives, or 10 SSDs if storage is what you’re looking for.

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As usual though, before we get into my experience of building inside this monster of a box, let’s look at its spec sheet in more detail to get an idea of what to expect.

Specifications

Model Suppressor F51
P/N CA-1E1-00M1NN-00
Case Type Mid Tower
Dimension (H x W x D) 525 x 230 x 577 mm

(20.6 x 9.1 x 22.7 inch)

Net Weight 12.7 kg / 28 lb
Side Panel No Window
Colour Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SPCC
Cooling System Front (intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (600~800rpm,13~15dBA)
Rear (exhaust) :
140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA)
Drive Bays Accessible :
2 x 5.25’’
Hidden :
6 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ (HDD Cage)
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 Port USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2”、3/8”、1/4” water tube
Fan Support Front:
3 x 120mm
2 x 140mm
1 x 200mm
Top:
3 x 120mm
3 x 140mm
2 x 200mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Side:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
2 x 120mm
Radiator Support Front:
1 x 360mm
1 x 420mm
Top:
1 x 360mm
1 x 420mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm
Bottom:
1 x 240mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation:
185mmVGA length limitation:
310mm(with HDD rack)
465mm(without HDD rack)PSU length limitation:
220mm (With Bottom Fan)

 

So shall we take a look at this particular black box in a bit more detail? I hope you said “Yes”!

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