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Thermaltake Versa H26 TG Midi-Tower Review

System Construction in Thermaltake Versa H26 TG

Now we come to system installation. As hardware I use a Intel Xeon 1230v3 on a Gigabyte H87M-D3H with 16GB RAM. The Xeon is represented by a LC-Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC-120 cooled. An HD 7850 2GB from Asus is responsible for the image output. The power supply does the non-modular be quiet! pure power with 400W. In order to improve the wiring optically a little bit, single sleeved cable extensions from Phanteks were used.

During the installation of all components there were no problems and the system was assembled very quickly. The generous space conditions in the interior and the pre-installed spacers contributed to this, among other things. Due to the well placed cable openings, the power supply cover and the generous space behind the mainboard tray, the cabling result is very satisfactory and the right side panel was very easy to close.

The good space conditions are not only important for cabling, but also for the general selection of components. According to the manufacturer, a maximum of 160 mm or 340 mm is available for CPU coolers and graphics cards. This is sufficient for most pixel accelerators and many powerful CPU coolers. Also friends of water cooling should get their money’s worth with the Versa H26 TG. The modular components (ODD cage, HDD cage and power supply cover) support a 240 mm or 360 mm radiator in the front and cover.

The tool-free assembly of large hard disks within the plastic frame works well. Decoupling does its job properly, but it can’t absorb all the vibrations of a large hard drive. SSDs and 2,5″ hard disks are fixed with four normal screws either to the mainboard tray or also in the HDD cage.

The only pre-installed fan in the Versa H26 TG is completely black, comes with a sleeved cable and rotates at a maximum of 1200 rpm. At this speed, it can be heard from within the cabinet and also produces a few background noises. If you lower the fans to 600-700 rpm, however, the volume is significantly reduced.

Finally, we come to the temperature measurements. To do this I ran Prime95 and Furmark for 15 minutes at a room temperature of 17.5 °C and then determined the temperature of the processor and graphics card with the CPUID HWMonitor. During the test only the pre-installed fan in the rear was connected and all fans were running at 100%. After 15 minutes, maximum temperatures of 59°C for the CPU and 68°C for the GPU were reached. These temperatures are absolutely in the green range and if you consider that only one case fan is installed, the Versa H26 TG offers a high potential for a good airflow.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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