For wire management, the V9 actually takes a step back from being innovative. Thermaltake make the devision to only use pre-cut tie-down areas for wire management. As you can see in the picture, these tie-down areas are running up the right side of the motherboard tray. Does this method work? Yes, of course it works, but overall you will still see the wires, and if you are running a lot of wires it can get messy having a big lump of wires running up and down. With a big window like the V9 has, it would be nice to have to only see necessary wires and be able to hide the rest to help give the system a very clean look.
As you can see, the tie-down areas only could do so much and then we had to jam the rest of the wires in unused bay areas. This is not exactly what we call quality wire management. Keep in mind, that is only a 400W PSU, so it does not have nearly the connections of the bigger 700+ watt power supplies.
The tool free installation that the V9 has made everything quick and easy to install. The red tabs flip open and slide up and down with ease to help make installing the graphics card quick and painless. Once locked, the tabs keep the graphics card securely locked in place.
The hard drive installation was simple as well. Insert the hard drive into the cage area, line up the prongs with the hard drive holes and then push in and turn the tab to lock in place.
Installing hard drives in the easy swap bays was as basic as you can get. Just push down the drive until you feel it connect, and then you are done.
The dust filtering solutions provided by Thermaltake are pure quality. All the intake areas are covered with dust filters to help stifle the dust from entering the case. We are glad to see the time and effort Thermaltake has put into using dust filters on all the intakes.