Thermaltake H700 TG Snow Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

If we take a look at Thermaltake's H-series of cases, you will indeed see a simple and clean appearance from all of them. With a boxy exterior and squared off edges, the Thermaltake H700 TG Snow fits right into this lineup. Interestingly, every H-series case has also incorporated some sort of RGB LED lighting. Here we have a backlit front grille that emblazons the right side of the front panel. This mesh section does allow air through for cooling, but it is not a whole lot. There is a mesh filtered opening on each side of the front panel to help with the air supply. Otherwise, the H700 TG Snow is indeed a clean looking case, with a mostly white exterior mixed in with black accents and elements. The whole enclosure is made out of SPCC steel with a left side tempered glass window. This glass side also has a metal handle attached to the frame, which allows users to open up the case this way. As a whole, I think the case looks pretty plain with its almost fridge-like appearance, which is not necessarily a bad thing. In some ways, they pulled the boxy look from the NZXT H700i. That being said, this case is still notably different with its front opening for some airflow and its side panel mechanism. In addition to their Snow version, Thermaltake also has a black variant of the H700.

This enclosure is a mid-tower case and its overall dimensions are somewhat compact. With an overall height of 493mm, a width of 233mm, and a depth of 466mm, this case is still larger than some cases such as the Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact, but I would say it is not too much bigger. In addition, the extra centimeters in each dimension also provide a bit more compatibility inside. In terms of mass, this weighs in at 9.6kg, which is what you might expect for a case of this size and composition.

At the top, you will find all of the user-facing inputs and outputs for the Thermaltake H700 TG Snow. Starting on the leftmost side of the photo, we have a large black power button that glows blue when the computer is turned on. Next, we have a reset button marked with a turning arrow. Afterwards, we have one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, two USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack, and a microphone jack. It is interesting to see the two USB 2.0 ports, both in their presence and their location. I would have liked to see a USB Type-C port as well here, rather than the outdated USB 2.0 jacks. I also would have liked to see Thermaltake move the two USB ports closer to one another. Finally, we have one more button marked with a single "R". This is used to cycle through different lighting effects on the case front, but you can also control the lighting with an internal 3-pin addressable RGB header. Otherwise, you will also see the large ventilation at the top covered by a black mesh that attaches with magnets and sits over the top fan mounting positions. The magnets hold to the case relatively well, but also make this mesh easy to clean.

At the back of the Thermaltake H700 TG Snow, you will see all the typical elements of a mid-tower case. At the top, we have a grille area that has slats to install a single 120mm or 140mm fan, although a smaller 120mm fan is installed here. Next, we have a rectangular cutout for the motherboard I/O to sit in. Underneath, we have seven expansion slots, each with a perforated screw-in plate. Underneath, we have an opening for a standard ATX-sized power supply. Otherwise, the right-side panel can be seen here in all white and made out of the same steel as the rest of the enclosure. It too has a handle, in the form of a black ribbon loop, to assist users in opening up this side of their H700 TG.

Flipping to the bottom of the Thermaltake H700 TG Snow, we do not have too many interesting things, but rather we have a typical layout at the bottom. Four feet can be seen covered in black pads to prevent vibration between the case and whatever surface it is sitting on. In between all of these feet, we have a full-length mesh filter that is held together with a white plastic frame. As the entire bottom has honeycomb holes, this filter is necessary to keep the case as debris-free as can be. It can be removed from the back of the case for easy cleaning. Finally, a small cutout can be seen on the front panel to make that panel easier to remove, as you will see on the next page.

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