Thermaltake Announce New And Very Exciting CTE Form Factor Case Designs

Thermaltake has officially announced the launch of the CTE Form Factor Series at CES 2023. CTE, which stands for Centralized Thermal Efficiency, is focused on providing high-level thermal performance to critical components. The series includes CTE C750 Air, CTE C750 TG ARGB, CTE C700 Air, CTE C700 TG ARGB, CTE T500 Air and CTE T500 TG ARGB, giving plenty of options for your next build.

Thermaltake CTE Form Factor Chassis Designs

The CTE Form Factor Series breaks the conventional chassis design with its newly reimagined body created from the ground up by utilizing 90-degree rotation of the motherboard, which provides more efficient airflow pathways. Such design gives the CTE Form Factor chassis a lead in cooling configurations. As the TDP of new graphics cards and CPUs increase, we thought to move the critical heat sources closer to intakes, achieving thermal extraction benefits as the CPU location has been moved slightly towards the front panel and the GPU closer to the rear, providing an independent cold air induction to your components.

The overall approach has allowed CTE to provide better and more efficient intake airflow through the placement of main components and cooling, as well as optimization to heat extraction for the system.
On top of that, the CTE Form Factor Series comes with new CT series fans, allowing users to choose from black or white, RGB or Non-RGB, to match whichever colour scheme they desire. The CT series fans are Thermaltake’s new generation of PWM fans that are designed to fit all usage scenarios, with a speed of 1500RPM and made with specially tuned fan blades that can push the air further.


90 Degree Rotation on the motherboard

The CTE design utilizes a 90-degree rotation of the motherboard providing a more efficient airflow pathway and allowing the cold air to be dispersed on your critical components more effectively and efficiently.

Move Critical Heat Sources (CPU and Graphic Cards) Closer Towards Cold Air

Since the CPU location has been moved much closer to the front panel and the graphics card moved closer towards the rear panel, independent cold air induction is given for thermal dissipation of the CPU and graphics card respectively.

More Efficient Intake Airflow

This overall approach has allowed CTE to provide better and more efficient intake airflow through the placement of main components and cooling, as well as optimization to heat extraction from the system.

New CT Series Fans

New CT series fans are included, allowing users to choose from black or white, RGB or non-RGB, to match whatever colour scheme they have.

Patented Rotational PCI-E Slots

Patented rotational PCI-E slots give you the option to display your graphics card either horizontally or vertically, creating plenty of flexible space for your system.

Where Can I Learn More?

In theory, Thermaltake’s new CTE form factor case design certainly represents an interesting new concept in chassis design. I can clearly see both the merits and potential offered in regards to significantly optimising/improving airflow, and, overall, reducing the overall temperatures of components. – And although Thermaltake hasn’t yet confirmed any pricing, they have said that an official release is scheduled for April 2023

Rest assured, we are very interested in checking out and reviewing these case models as soon as they arrive in our office. – If you would, therefore, like to learn more about CTE in the interim, you can check out the official website for it via the link here!

What do you think? Are you impressed with this new form factor design? Do you think this could yield big results in terms of overall airflow? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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