Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Rosewill
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Several items in the above features and specifications lists jump out as significant and will be very desirable to the enthusiast that wants to build a top-shelf gaming machine. Thor V2 will accept E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards as well as the more common ATX and mATX boards. Also, the ten expansion bays will allow the intrepid user to install up to four graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire mode for awesome graphics performance. Thor also sports four big cooling fans, with more cooling configuration options, to keep all that hardware nice and cool. A full-featured I/O panel and tool-free features round out the package for what appears to be an excellent chassis choice for gamers and other maximum-effort PC enthusiasts. We'll see.
As befitting a case of this size, the box is very large. Minimal but tasteful graphics don't give the user much of a clue to what's inside, and there aren't any feature or specification lists here, either. Nevertheless, it's a suitably sturdy carton for the thirty-plus pound behemoth that lives inside it. This is even more evident when you open the carton to find another box protecting the Thor, which is further encased in a plastic bag and sandwiched between two Styrofoam blocks. It will take some extreme mishandling to get by all this protection, but I'm sure some shipping carrier will find a way to do so in the future.
A black cardboard box, secured inside the chassis, contains the accessories provided by Rosewill to allow the user to install a system in the Thor, and the manual was shipped outside the case. We'll go over these items in more detail later.