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Thermaltake VC2000 Series Mambo Review
By: Remco Degooyer
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    Table of Contents:
  • Thermaltake VC2000 Series Mambo Review
  • Checking out the Side
  • Going Inside
  • Screwless Drive Installation
  • Conclusion

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    Thermaltake VC2000 Series Mambo Review - Conclusion

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    This is a decent budget case that should be considered more for its aesthetic looks than its function. The inclusion of the 120 mm case fan is an excellent touch that begins to outweigh some of the case's flaws.

    The screwless drive mounting system is rather unnecessary and certainly not a feature on which to base buying this case. The materials and time used to develop this method would have been better spent on improving the inherent air flow of the case.

    The pre-cut openings in both side panels could have been avoided and made for a case that at least would have received high marks for being an excellent modding opportunity.

    The case is aesthetically pleasing and the curving front bezel with the tasteful faux chrome does make a very nice looking case.

    I would gladly use this case for a standard workstation or low-powered system, but not for any of my prized hardware.


    • Removable front panel
    • Nicely curving bezel design
    • 120 mm factory installed exhaust fan
    • Aesthetically pleasing


    • Poor airflow that relies on brute strength over improved design
    • Screwless drive mounting system not very effective
    • Motherboard tray's "nipples" a problem for anything but ATX motherboard
    • No Thermaltake Power Supply included with tower

    Final Grade: C

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