Thermaltake CTE C700 Air Snow Full Tower PC Case Review

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The build was a breeze, but then again, of course it was, it’s not like I have any hardware that wouldn’t easily fit in here. With a few screws, a few tweaks, and boom, it was done. Now, there’s one thing I do have in addition here, and that’s the mighty Thermaltake TH420 V2 ARGB cooler. It’s a massive 420mm AIO and since this case supports exactly such a thing, it makes sense to throw that in the front of the case.

What I really love about this CTE form factor is that despite having a radiator in the front, there’s still room for another large radiator in the back, so you can give direct external air to two high-powered radiators at once, perfect for your GPU and CPU to max out their performance.

Of course, that frees up the bottom and the top of the case, and if you have fans (or another radiator) in the bottom of the case, pulling more air into the case, and pushing all that heat up to the top of the case, you’re really going to benefit from the CTE design.

Side note, I moved the stock front CT140 fan to the bottom rear of the case at this point in the review, as I needed room for the AIO, this isn’t its stock installation spot.

Plus there’s still the other CT140 above it, both giving cool clean air to the GPU fans, which is awesome.

Airflow is just everywhere in this case. Even with a 420mm radiator, you can see there’s still a pretty significant amount of width left on the front intake. However, it can accommodate 2 x 200mm fans too, if you wanted it to.

All the panel gaps are tight fitting, and the dust filters are locked firmly in place too, so don’t worry about dust slipping through the cracks, as best I can tell, there aren’t any.

As I said before, cable management is really on point here, with routing holes and grommets everywhere. Plus, a comically large amount of space behind the motherboard to hide a lifetime worth of PSU cables.

While I’ve gone for a 420mm liquid cooler in this build, there’s plenty of scope for air cooling too. You can house up to a 190mm tall CPU air cooler, which is to say, virtually any that are on the market today.

Maximum VGA length is epic too, with 327mm or space if you have a radiator installed, but up to 410mm without, so again, anything you can think of will fit just fine here. Oh, and the width certainly will not be an issue, as this case is about as wide as two cases.

Actually, the case is just large in general. So you’re going to need room for a 566.5 x 327.6 x 505.5mm case next to, under or on top of your desk. However, that doesn’t factor in leaving space for the various bits of ventilation to have room to breathe too! Oh, and at nearly 16KG while empty, you best make sure you have a strong desk too. I am using a pop-up table because frankly, it’s too damn big for my desk! It does look tremendous though, if you have the space for it and the hardware to do it justice, I really cannot fault this design, it’s superb!

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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