Thermaltake intros 'Dokker' chassis with built-in HDD dock

By on November 23, 2010, 6:27 PM
Thermaltake has unveiled a new desktop PC case with a built-in hard drive dock. Fittingly named "Dokker," the mid-tower chassis has a top-mounted HDD cradle that lets you easily attach and remove 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives. Along with that handy feature, the $65 enclosure has all the trimmings you'd expect in a budget performance chassis.

The Dokker supports graphics cards up to 32cm (~12.6in) long, which is enough clearance for the beastly Radeon HD 5970 (30.9cm), so mainstream cards should fit comfortably. It ships with one 120mm rear exhaust fan and a few dust filters, but you can install up to six more fans and there's support for liquid cooling setups if that's what you're into.

Speaking of cooling, Thermaltake made sure to note that the front panel has a mesh design and the expansion slots have vents to promote better airflow. As is becoming standard among chassis, the Dokker's motherboard tray has a large hole so it's easier to access the backside of your CPU. There's also a hole in the tray for cable management.

Other features include a keyboard and mouse security lock, anti-vibration HDD mounts, three 5.25-inch and one 3.5-inch external bays, five 3.5-inch internal bays, seven expansion slots, and two USB 2.0 ports along with an audio jack (no USB 3.0). The Dokker seems to be available immediately but is currently listed as out of stock via Thermaltake.

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grvalderrama said:

Oh man!! I loved it already! Just what I was looking for! Mid tower, budget, room and, the most important, a modest front panel! This is it! this is the worthy replacement! I don't really need the HDD cradle on the top, but I can live with it!

HaMsTeYr HaMsTeYr said:

I'm sticking to my Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced :P

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Can't say as I like the placing of that docking mechanism. There are a lot of computer desks out there that won't allow the additional 3-5" standing up like that. Think it would have made more sense placing it on the side or in the front of the case.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'll stick with my Cooler Master Cosmos S thank you.

It has the Mesh, Size and Fan placements but it better made and doesn't have a hard drive sticking out the top of it.

I'm sorry, but that has to be the worst placement for a hard drive I have ever seen, just put a hot swappable bay at the front for Christ sake!

Leeky Leeky said:

I actually like that, and the dock would be handy for me as well. But its not a super tower, and I can't fit a 3x120mm radiator in there unfotunately, so thats out then.

If only it was a super tower....

fpsgamerJR62 said:

I've got one of their older super tower cases, a black Zaser III, with red trim up front. Knowing Thermaltake, I'm sure they'll fit that dock to their new tower cases soon enough.

KG363 KG363 said:

Very nice especially for the price, but if I buy a new case soon, it'll be the CM 690 II. My original is getting old

Guest said:

I'm quite happy with my CM HAF 922; affordable, roomy, tremendous airflow, mostly tool-less design...very nice.

DokkRokken said:

You guys have to remember this is a $65 case. It wasn't too long ago that you couldn't get this kind of feature-set and quality in anything within that price range. The HD placement is a bit odd though; for cases on the floor, it makes sense, but then the USB, and audio jacks aren't at the top as well. Still, this is a very nice case for a budget build.

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