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Thermaltake LANFIRE (VM2000A)

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
Street Price: ~$115

By Dean Barker (10/03/2003)



Products and moods swing on a pendulum or so they say.  A few years back it was all about having the biggest honking case you could fit into your house without using Vaseline to get it in the doorway.  Since then, the focus has been more and more about efficiency (as it should) and specialty cases.  One of the more popular specialty cases we are seeing more and more of are those designed for LAN parties.  The Antec LANBOY and Aspire X-Sonic are just a couple of these cases you may have seen around designed to fit this bill.

Thermaltake has never been one to be left behind in a niche market.  With that said, they have released what they are calling their LANFIRE case.  Basically a pint sized version of the standard Xaser III case.  When I say pint sized I mean it.  Coming in at 4kg and approximately 25% smaller than the Xaser III, you can see what I mean.  Thanks to the good folks out at Thermaltake we have one of their new LANFIRE cases up on the bench to see what's what.  Let's start off with the white paper.


  • Dimensions: 440 (H) x 180 (W) x 460mm (D)

  • Weight:  4kg

  • Construction: Aluminum and ABS Plastic

  • Drive Bays:  (3) exposed 5.25”, (2) exposed 3.5”, (2) hidden 3.5” **One 5.25" bay taken up with fan controller panel.**

  • Expansion slots:  (7)

  • M/B Type:  Standard and Micro ATX mainboard

  • Power Supply:  Not included

  • Front mounted Firewire, USB 2.0 (x2)

  • Cooling: (2) 80mm and (2) 90mm case fans

  • Window: yes

  • Four channel fan controller with LCD display for temperature, fan speed and alarm functions.

  • Thermaltake Fireball Perfect Light Mod



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