Thermaltake Commander G42 Case Review

Posted by Aaron Howe on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00am


Thermaltake Commander G42


Today we are looking at the Thermaltake Commander G42, a mid-tower ATX case with a nice black finish. With a solid reputation for quality cases, this should be an exciting experience. It has support for 3 external 5.25” Drives, and 6 internal 3.5 or 2.5” drives. It is being marketed as a budget gaming case capable of handling high-end hardware.

Thermaltake’s take on the Commander G42

Thermaltake Commander G42 Mid-Tower Chassis

Commander G series is the new gaming budget case series, designed for users who need a large interior space for high-end hardware and expansion while having a conservative budget. Like all Thermaltake gaming cases, Commander G42 is designed to ease system builds, it comes with standard features like the tool-free drive bay design, removable drive cage, multiple fans mounting options and the support for internal and external liquid cooling solution and advance cable management.

Extreme Space Design

eSPORTS look front bezel along with the spirit “Space is of the Essence” in mind by incorporating an outsize body structure with full black convex and perforated panel design to provide a vast interior space for the ultimate aeration and extreme high-end hardware components compatibility.

Tool-free Installation

Standard 3 x 5.25” and 6 x 3.5”/2.5” with innovative tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installing and removing accessories and storage devices .


G42 delivers the most scalable graphics platform in a mid-tower category, with 8 + 1 PCI-E expansion slots which support for both Native 4-way ATI CrossFireX™ and Nvidia SLI™. Additionally, the removable drive cage can support VGA card up to 410mm.

Optimized Ventilation

Beside the preinstalled one 120mm rear exhaust fan, G42 has six more optional 120mm fans mounting areas to optimize system ventilation with intake dust filters.

Convenient Build Support

Beside the mounting holes for cooling solutions, the backplate has a large CPU cut-out and pre-mounting holes that support motherboards size up to standard ATX and CPU cooler installation, with the aid of extra convex side panel G42 has the space for Advanced Cable Management up to 38mm.

High-end Complete System on the go

Enables user to build a complete high-end solution including a 240mm radiator liquid cooling system with long graphic card. It protects user’s hardware and increase CPU’s overclocking potential, mostly importantly delivers outstanding cooling efficiency in the entire case.