Thermaltake The Tower 300 Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

The Thermaltake The Tower 300 does not have a traditional case design in the slightest. Instead, it is quite similar to other cases in Thermaltake's The Tower lineup, including the 100 and 500. Like those cases, components are installed in mostly different configurations to account for the taller vertical space, rather than the case being wider like many others. Three 3mm tempered glass panels arranged around the front allow one to have an excellent view of all the installed components. Unlike the previous The Towers, as stated on Thermaltake's website, this is an octagonal case design. There are eight sides forming the exterior to the case. The interior of the case is painted white, which provides a nice change from the Hydrangea Blue on the outside. There are quite a few colors to choose from, so there are many options to decide on.

The Thermaltake The Tower 300 is 551mm tall, 342mm wide, and 281mm deep. Obviously, since the case has a vertical design, the height is the largest measurement on The Tower 300. The case is as tall as many normal ATX cases, but its width and depth are quite different. This reflects the vertical design, but also that the largest motherboard the case can have installed is a Micro ATX. As for weight, the case is still quite heavy, coming in at 8.3kg. After installing all the components, quite a bit more weight is added as well.

The Thermaltake The Tower 300 has a standard I/O section. There are two USB 3.0 ports on the front, as well as a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. These should be enough for all your front of case needs. Also located on the front I/O are two 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, with a large reset button and an even larger power button next to them. The usual status LED lights are found next to the power button. Right next to these is the large "25" painted onto the front I/O. The "25" is to commemorate the 25th year anniversary with Hydrangea Blue as the special chosen color. However, I am a little disappointed at how much it stands out from the rest of the case. The Hydrangea Blue is a great color, but the "25" breaks the overall design. It is also not centered next to the I/O, making it feel a bit unrefined.

Along the back of the case here, you can see the dust filter above the power supply cutout. The dust filter is magnetically attached to the back, which, according to Thermaltake's website, is more generally an exhaust area. In the above photo, you can also view the side panel. It also has an extensive dust filter inside of it to help keep the interior of the case clean. Along the top, you can spot a small cutout for cables on the top panel which allows access to the internals. One major design change from a usual case is that there is no outer motherboard I/O or exterior graphics card ports. These are all kept internally and cannot be accessed from the outside. This preserves the clean look of the Thermaltake The Tower 300 at the expense of easy access.

The bottom of the Thermaltake The Tower 300 has two large feet lifting the case 20mm from the ground. This creates a large enough space for air intake by the power supply. Found along the bottom is also a large dust filter sitting on rails. It can be easily pulled out and cleaned, and the filter is fine enough to keep the internals clean. Overall, the exterior of the Thermaltake The Tower 300 is well built and designed.

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