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I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in New Orleans, both before and after the disasters. Yes, that was a plural. Everyone is familiar with Katrina, but few, other than the locals, are acutely aware of the first disaster, which was the opening of the casinos and the type of tourists it brought. Yes, it was great for the city’s economy, but in order to appease these tourists, a lot of culture was paved over to make way for more commercial endeavors. A shame, really, for an area so steeped in a culture all its own. The vernacular readily let any Yankee know they were clearly somewhere different, somewhere that southern hospitality was not a myth. Stores and restaurants frequently let you know just how welcome and appreciated you are by gracing you with a “lagniappe”, local tongue for “a little something extra….just for you”. Nothing to do with bottom line, just a gift, and, of course, we all like a little something extra.




Personally, I love when I get a new piece of electronics and find a “wow, it does that, too?” type of feature. You know, a little something extra. These days, it’s rare to get something extra without having to make concessions in other areas. I mean sure, you can play “Pong” on an iPad, and if you scrape a potato hard against the edge, it will eventually peel it….but until iOS 4.2, you had to sacrifice multitasking altogether, and Flash is still iffy. Once in a while, you do get a little something extra without the other issues, like the Thermaltake V9 BlacX mid tower gaming case, which just happens to have a Dual Bay Docking Station thrown in for good measure.



The Thermaltake V9 BlacX Gaming Case is sleek black inside and out, and comes loaded with features you would expect from a top of the line case. More than that, the Thermaltake V9 BlacX also packs in a Dual Bay HDD Docking Station right on the top of the case that is SATA III capable and easily fits 2.5” and 3.5” drives with no adapters necessary. Thermaltake first made a name for themselves with innovative top of the line cooling products, and the V9 BlacX holds true to that tradition. With a 120mm intake, 120mm and 230mm exhaust fans, as well as air intakes on both sides, the V9 BlacX promises plenty of cooling airflow. The V9 BlacX can also house a great deal of components for a mid-tower case, including today’s largest graphics cards, like the Ati HD 5970. With room for five 2.5” or 3.5” internal drives, as well as three 5.25” external drives, the Thermaltake V9 BlacX offers extensive storage options.