Thermaltake Core P6 TG Snow Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

The Thermaltake Core P6 TG is an eye-catching mid-tower case, especially with its three panels of glass exposed on the side, front, and top. However, the glass is not the only thing that makes this case stand out. We have a typical rectangular prism, as you might expect, except with curved corners to make for a more rounded look. Thermaltake has clearly taken their larger Core P8 and shrunken it down to this mid-tower form factor, but I still appreciate what they have done here. As for the Snow part of the name, this is an almost fully white case with only some minor parts like screws and things being black. It is quite clear this enclosure is meant to show off everything inside rather than being a showpiece itself. With how exposed everything inside is, the Core P6 TG Snow seems more like a frame than a full enclosure. Unsurprisingly, you can remove a lot of these panels to make it more of an open-style case, but we will explore this as we continue on. From this angle, you can see all of the tempered glass panels, including the left-side, front, and top panels. The front and top have notable spaces measuring around 1cm on each side of the glass to allow some airflow here.

Despite being classified as a mid-tower case, the Thermaltake Core P6 TG Snow leans on the bigger side of this classification. In terms of dimensions, this is 565mm in height, 530mm in length, and 255mm in width. Compared to the more compact Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact, this is around 10cm taller and longer, while also being 4cm wider. Furthermore, with the thick tempered glass and steel panels, the Core P6 TG is quite heavy at 17.84kg. This case was definitely a bit of a chore to work in while reviewing this case, specifically because of how large and heavy it was, but it does speak to the quality of the materials used. From the 4mm tempered glass on all of the see-through panels to the thick steel panels, the Core P6 TG Snow really does feel well-built.

Down the front, we have the standard set of I/O connections. From top to bottom, we have two small circular LED lights. The left one is a blue power indicator, while the right is a red flashing drive activity light. A large circular button underneath is the power button. Moving on, we have two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 ports, USB 3.2 Type-C plug, and two 3.5mm audio jacks for headphone and microphone. Finally, we have a smaller circular button, marked with an "R" for reset at the very bottom. It is pretty nice to see all these ports available on the front, although some may see the older USB 2.0 as a bit outdated. Even so, I think the internal header often ends up unused, so I can appreciate having an extra set of ports present, even if they are slower. Otherwise, you can see the intentional gap between the front panel glass and the side for airflow.

At the backside of the Thermaltake Core P6 TG Snow, you can see there are a few interesting points on both panels. As for the back, you can see we have a generally typical layout with openings for the motherboard I/O beside a grille and rails for a single 120mm exhaust fan. It would have been nice to see mounting rails for 140mm options too. Underneath, we have an insert with seven expansion slots beside another large opening at the back. At the bottom, we have one more opening for the power supply. The opening is surrounded by a removable frame to mount to your power supply, so that the whole unit can be slotted in from the back. As for the right side panel, you can see there is a grille opening closer to the front for air to pass through. This lines up with rails inside the case, as we will see later. Near the back, we have a large number of holes in a bit of an X-pattern. This lines up with standard VESA mounting positions, including holes that match the VESA 75x75, 100x100, and 200x100. This allows the Core P6 TG to be mounted to your wall if you so desire.

At the bottom of the Thermaltake Core P6 TG Snow, you can see we have a typical set of items here, although it is made a bit differently. For one, we have a large ring riser that goes all around the bottom to lift the case off the ground. It has rubber pads in each of the four corners. Each of these pads have a large hole in the middle, which reveals a screw hole in the middle. The whole riser platform is removable from the bottom, which is useful if you do end up wall mounting it, or just do not want this extra platform. In the middle, we have a large plastic mesh to prevent dust from entering here. This plastic mesh is held to the bottom of the case with magnetic strips. While this works, I think Thermaltake could use slightly stronger magnets here to ensure the mesh stays in place at all times.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion