CES 2021: Thermaltake Unveils Tower 100 Mini ITX Chassisby Gavin Bonshor on January 8, 2021 3:00 PM EST
Thermaltake has announced a new compact chassis based on its monolithic sized Tower 900 chassis. The new Tower 100 includes support for mini-ITX form factor motherboards, with ample cooling capabilities and support for larger graphics cards such as the NVIDIA RTX 3080.
The Thermaltake Tower 100 includes filtered ventilation from top to bottom, with 4 mm thick tempered glass side panels which are intended to combine style with performance. It includes an angled top-mounted I/O panel which includes support for USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, with dual USB 3.0 Type-A and front panel audio inputs.
According to Thermaltake, these chassis are designed for optimal airflow, and include two 120 mm 1000 RPM cooling fans, with one preinstalled in the top, and another in the bottom. It has support for additional fans including one 120/140 mm in the top, one 120/140 mm in above the PSU cover, and one 120/140 mm in the rear. Users can also install a 120 mm AIO CPU cooler in the top, with maximum clearance for a CPU cooler standing at 190 mm. It also includes capabilities to install graphics cards with a maximum length of up to 330 mm, which is fine for cards such as the NVIDIA RTX 3080, but a little short for the top-spec RTX 3090.
The Thermaltake Tower 100 will be available in two colors, black, and a subtle Snow Edition. Thermaltake states that the Tower 100 mini-ITX chassis will include a 3-year limited warranty, with a release in the US and Canada expected in late January.
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esoterikos13 - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - linkLooks like a popcorn machine...
Hxx - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - linkprobably as big if not bigger than most compact ATX cases which defeats the whole purpose of building an sff pc. TT doesnt get it. I wish they would have refreshed their Core V1 instead
Kepe - Sunday, January 10, 2021 - linkYep and the airflow setup of the case is stupid anyways. The bottom fan sits right against the power supply and can't do anything. You're left with one fan at the back of the case and one at the top. Then you have the graphics card sitting right against a glass wall and no airflow at all for the graphics card's fans. It's a horrible case. Gamersnexus talked about this case in their Thermaltake take-down video last June. Seems like TT added the rear panel fan mount since the video.
artifex - Monday, January 11, 2021 - linkWhy does Thermaltake keep putting non-removable branding on the front of their cases? At least someone can stick tape over this one. On my Core V1 they actually deformed the front panel for the logo plate.