Introduction

Thermaltake Versa N26 is described as an excellent choice for users looking for performance under low budget and want to showcase the components of your PC. For this purpose, Versa N26 comes equipped with a transparent side panel. On upper and front panel there are vent holes for fans and viewing RGB lighting. It also has matte black sections to prevent annoying fingerprint stains and is optimized to install large video cards and offer the best level of cooling.

This cabinet has dimensions of 49.02cm x 19.81cm x 46.22cm. It has a top I/O panel that includes a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0, audio connectors and microphone. Likewise, it has a 5.25" drive bay for optical units that is hidden inside a door.

Internally, it has enough space to install mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and ATX form factor motherboards. It also has seven expansion slots and supports video cards up to 250mm in length. Regarding power source, we can install PSU having a length of no more than 200mm. For storage, the Thermaltake Versa N26 has three internal 3.5" bays that can also be used for 2.5" units. Also, an extra 2.5 "bay is available, but it is hidden.

This is complemented by great cooling options such as the possibility of installing two 120mm fans on the top, one on the back and two more on the front. Sadly, the chassis comes only with a 120mm fan installed in the back of the chassis. Of course, if we are liquid cooling it, we can also install a 120mm or 240mm radiator on the top and another 120mm on the back or the front.

 

Specifications

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Packing

It comes in ordinary ridged cardboard container. There is an outline of versa n26 on both sides of the box featuring nice display.

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There is no Tt LCS guarantee stamp on the box, meaning that the chassis is not certified for extreme water cooling configurations.

 

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On the left part of the case, details of the chassis are printed. Specification Table is printed beneath the model number and outline image.

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Chassis is wrapped inside a polythene sheet and put between two bits of styrofoam to guarantee the wellbeing of the body while in travel.

 

There are not much accessories along with the chassis. We discovered four zip ties and a zipper sack loaded with fine screws.

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Closer Look

Versa n26 comes with a sleek design aimed directly for gamers under the tight budget. Before observing the chassis itself, we heard from other people that this chassis comes with cheap plastic. But when we took a look at it, the plastic on chassis is really sturdy.  Saying that Plastic seemed to add a nice look to Versa-N26.

On the left side of chassis, there is see through window panel. The see-through panel is somewhat reflective, due to that it was hard to take a clear photograph of the inside. You can remove the side panels by unscrewing the thumb screws to install devices inside.

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The right side of the chassis has a removable metallic panel for cable management and single 2.5" drive. Both side panels have flex, but they are sturdier than what they look like at first sight.

The front panel is composed of 4 different surfaces (flat matte black, gloss black, perforated grill & moulded plastic). We can see on the front that the 5.25” drive is enclosed with a door. The front door has multiple curves. To me personally, I think doors are unnecessary on a chassis.  Vents look pretty pleasing if you have RGB fans in there.

On the top there is IO panel, which has 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, headphone and mic jack.  All ports were covered for dust protection. I had to use tweezers to remove USB port dustcovers ( Yeah I have big hands *winks* ). Then there are power and reset buttons. Both buttons feel nice and are very easy to click. Sometimes I mistakenly pressed reset button,while attaching USB and not looking.

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On the rear side of the chassis, there is mounting of 120mm fan. IO shield slot is right beside it. Versa n26 has got 7 PCIe slots on it.

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On the bottom we can see that there are four feet, which are removable by removing the screws from the inside of the chassis. PSU mount have a dust filter, but the holes on the filter are really big. We can easily remove it and apply a dust filter instead.

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Inside of the chassis, the top IO panel cables tied to the body. There we can see three 3.5” drivebays.

There is huge space for large graphic cards inside this chassis. It also supports ATX, Mini ATX and microATX size boards easily.
Motherboard standoffs were preinstalled like most of the chassis. We can see motherboard tray with large cutout for installing high profile heatsinks. There are enough cutouts for managing cables.

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There are two rubber supports for psu in the inside of the chassis.

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Drive holders are really flexible


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After that we removed the front panel, we can clearly see 5.25” drive slots and two 120mm fan support mountings. It is sad to see that Thermaltake hasn’t added any dust filters in this case.  We installed two fans in the front for proper ventilation.

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Removing top panel was not easy. I first tried to apply force but it was not coming off, then I used pliers to press the locks and pushed all locks to take it off.
On the top we can see two 120mm holes for fans. We can also munt a 240mm radiator inside.
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We have removed back panel and installed a 2.5” on holder. You can clearly see we did not had much room to play around with cables for proper management.
PSU we used was a non modular unit. Which did not had any straight sata power connector. You can see all the trouble we had while handling sata power connector for SSD in that minimal space to play around.

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Due to the limited length of cpu power connector. We had to install it from inside of the chassis underneath the graphics card. Versa n26 does not come with a PSU shroud that is huge off for me whenever I am selecting a Chassis.

 

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Final Thoughts

Thermaltake Versa N26 has price of $66 which makes it a budget chassis. In spite of the fact that there are a few cons, these cons can be ignored infront of pros that are there with this case. I would totally recommend this case to anybody searching for a compact case with huge space, that has an incredible look to it and is extremely reasonable in terms of price.

Even though front and top panel are made of plastic, they are durable and sturdy.
Not enough space for cable management on standard power supply, I had to hold right side panel tightly for closing the case with so many cables.

Pros:

-It has huge Space for graphic cards

-It has as a very nice and attractive design

-It does not get fingerprints easily

-Ventilation is really great.

Cons:

-It’s not easy to open top and bottom panel.

-CPU power cable stretched very tightly on standard power supply

-No PSU shroud