Don’t call it a typo
Thermaltake is sorry-not-sorry that its new Core X5 Riing Edition computer case will eat away at the part of your OCD that twitches at typos, but ultimately decided that an extra “i” was necessary. Why? We’re not really sure.
What we do know is that the Core X5 Riing Edition sports two pre-installed 140mm green Riing fans, one in the front and one in the back, to give the case a look that’s “nothing like your usual PC chassis.” That claim is based on the ring of LED lighting that circles the fan and is viewable from any angle.
The case itself is a sort of bright, neon green, which is another reason the Core X5 Riing Edition stands out from the crowd. It’s big enough to hold up to an E-ATX motherboard, though if more space is required—or if you have multiple builds that need to be close to one another—you can stack the cases on top of each other.
You can also stack Thermaltake’s regular Core X5, which is the same case but in black and with two regular 120mm fans pre-installed instead of the flashy Riing fans.
“The Core X5 and Core X5 Riing Edition offer endless stackable capacity and expandability for enthusiasts to create massive liquid cooling systems for a single system, file server, or even dual systems,” Thermaltake says. “Users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation with an interchangeable window and I/O panel design.”
Both cases feature modular drive racks in a 3+4+3 configuration, giving users the ability to install up to seven storage devices. Builders also have access to eight expanson slots and three 5.25-inch drive bays.
As far as clearance restrictions go, there’s a lot of space to work with. Thermaltake says its Core X5 cases support graphics cards up to 480mm (around 18.89 inches) in length if yanking out the ODD cage, or 330mm (12.99 inches) if keeping it in. There’s also room for CPU coolers up to 230mm (9 inches) high and PSUs up to 220mm (8.66 inches) long.