Thermaltake Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

There is something about white cases that make them so striking. Perhaps it is because they are less common. The Thermaltake Ceres 300 ARGB Snow also has an interesting pattern found on the front intake. There are many small circles placed all over the front intake in a semi-random pattern. The same pattern is found on the top intake as well. Another striking feature, or at least one that stands out, is the silver-looking handle at the bottom front. The Ceres 300 ARGB Snow also appears a bit wider than most cases due to the proportions. The large tempered glass side panel provides an excellent window to see into the internals of the system. Overall, the initial look at the Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow is great.

When it comes to measurements for the Thermaltake Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow we have 475mm in height, 245mm in width, and 463mm in depth. The height and depth are similar in size to many other mid-tower cases. However, the width is a bit larger and noticeably so. The case looks a little short and stout compared to the SilverStone Fara 512Z. The weight for the Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow comes in at 7.8 kg. A lot of the Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow's weight is the tempered side panel. The rest of the construction is light, but still feels like a solid case. It is not ridiculously heavy for its size, and it comes in quite a bit lighter than its larger cousin, the 10.5 kg Ceres 500 TG ARGB Snow.

Unlike the Thermaltake Ceres 500 TG ARGB Snow, the Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow has its front I/O on the top of the case. From left to right, we have a small reset button, indicated by the “R” found on the front. Next to the reset button are the classic 3.5mm audio connectors for your headphones and mic, respectively. Two USB 3.2 Type-A ports are available to use as well as a USB Type-C connection. The big button all the way to the right is the power button. The I/O is pretty standard, providing what is needed to be accessed from the front. There is a dust filter on top of the case here as well. There are a few magnets around the frame of the filter to keep it in place. They are adequate to keep the filter from moving if you ever place something on the case or move the case around. In my opinion, the filter itself is well-constructed with plastic throughout to keep the theme from the front consistent.

The back of the Thermaltake Ceres 300 TG ARGB does not look like much. The white color scheme is continued all throughout with a solid steel side panel. Seven expansion slots are found on the back, locked in with a simple thumbscrew. When the thumbscrew is removed, the expansion slot covers can be removed. Below the expansion slots is the PSU cutout, while above we find a 140mm fan to exhaust air to the back and the motherboard I/O cutout. A small unique feature of the Ceres TG 300 ARGB Snow is found on the tempered glass panel side. Right next to the PSU cutout are two thumbscrews placed almost right next to each other. This is a small panel that can be removed, which would reveal the power supply. The other panel of the basement area can also be removed to install a separately bought LCD panel. This display is able to be programmed to display all sorts of art or temperature readings.

The Thermaltake Ceres 300 TG ARGB Snow has a large dust filter on the bottom of the case to keep the power supply free from dust. This dust filter can be easily removed for it to be cleaned and it has a proper frame to keep it firm. Otherwise, the bottom has four large feet which lift the Ceres 300 TG up enough from the ground to make room for air to be pulled in. The feet lift the case up about 2cm from the ground. Beyond that, there is not much more to be seen at the bottom of the case.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion