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Retro Case Flashback: Thermaltake Xaser III

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Posted · Original PosterOP

SVET KOMPJUTERA - TEST DRIVE - ThermalTake Xaser IIIAnyone remember these things??? Built like a tank and so large you can park a jet inside. I've had mine for years and finally upgraded to something more modern.


I found this review from 2003:



Some cool features:

  • 7 80mm fans
  • can fit 12 hard drives
  • temperature and fan control expansion
  • The front panel has a lock and key!
  • can fit a server ATX board.


  • USB 2.0
  • VERY HEAVY, solid thick steel supports and panels all around
  • large pci-e cards get in the way of the side fans
  • no back panel (cable management was not big in 2003)


Might make a cool project if somebody were to 'modernize' this case. Has anyone else owned one of these cases, and has there been any such projects recently?



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Linus regularly refers to this as the cliché of early 2000 looks 😁

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Linus regularly refers to this as the cliché of early 2000 looks 😁

I would totally donate mine to LTT so they could make a early 2000s sleeper build. Too bad shipping would cost a fortune 😁

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That case would be 12 year old me's dream case, and would make current me cringe at the thought of having to look at it on a desk (or the floor, given the size). Are the crappy early 2000's digital photos making it look worse than it is?





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Tt MX Armor is a nice case too.. I've seen this Xaser in store at the time but never liked the look of the front with that huge X.

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