Thermaltake Eureka VC8000BWA Aluminum Case Review
Introduction and Specifications
From the many emails I get from our readers; a growing number of you have been asking for a reasonably priced Aluminum Full-Tower Server Case. With this in mind, we approached a number of manufacturers, looking for a sleek, well made, yet simple case that wouldn't break the bank, so to speak.
What we found was the 'ThermalTake Eureka Full-Tower All Aluminum Server Case' (only the drive rails and adjustable feet are constructed of plastic), that met all our qualifications and at a suggested selling price of under $160 US (without power supply). When we compared the pricing of the Eureka to comparable mid-range aluminum server cases, we found the Eureka to be an outright bargain.
With a total of twelve drive bays, the capability to handle Micro-ATX up through and including Extended-ATX motherboards the Eureka is ready to handle even the most demanding of server systems.
The Eureka while supplied with two very quiet 120 mm fans; one intake and the other exhaust and honeycombed side panel for maximum air intake, is also 'Liquid Cooling' ready and compatible with most liquid cooling kits presently on the market.
The specifications below have been taken directly from ThermalTake's web site. One thing that needs clarification is that the door assembly, the front bezel and even the drive bay covers are all constructed of aluminum.
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