Thermaltake announced two new rotated-orientation case models for CES 2024, the CTE E600 MX mid tower for full ATX components and the Tower 300 Micro ATX small footprint mid-tower for full-sized graphics cards. Both are available today at Thermaltake’s USA direct sales site. Below are snippets of its releases:
The CTE E600 MX inherits Thermaltake’s innovative CTE (Centralized Thermal Efficiency) Form Factor as a dual-chamber mid-tower case. This design concept strongly emphasizes delivering high-level thermal performance to critical chassis components. The CTE E600 MX has a revolutionary 3-way GPU installation option and an interchangeable dual-front panel design for optimal flexibility and PC gaming build customization. It is now available in black, snow, and hydrangea blue editions.
Features of the CTE E600 MX Mid Tower Chassis:
The CTE Form Factor
The CTE Form Factor, meticulously designed by Thermaltake, embodies the concept of Centralized Thermal Efficiency. Its primary focus is to deliver top-tier thermal performance to critical components. Achieving this goal involves a clever 90-degree motherboard rotation, optimizing airflow pathways, and ensuring more efficient cooling.
Three-Way GPU Installation
The CTE E600 MX offers three distinct methods for mounting graphics cards:
• Motherboard Rotation: Rotate the motherboard by 90 degrees, allowing the GPU to align upright within the chassis naturally.
• The Rotational PCI-e Slots: Utilize the rotational PCI-e slots, ensuring the upright GPU faces the side panel.
• Floating GPU Configuration: Employ the enclosed floating GPU bracket along with the pre-configured 400mm long PCI-e 4.0 riser cable. This unique setup allows the graphics card to sit at the center of the chassis, lending gamers battle stations an unconventional and eye-catching appearance.
PCI-e 4.0 Riser Cable 400mm
The enclosed high-quality riser cable adheres to the PCI-e 4.0 Standard, boasting an impressive 16GT/s transfer rate and supporting up to 64 GB/s (bi-directional) data transmission. The pre-configured cable eliminates any potential assembly hiccups, while the dedicated floating GPU bracket further enhances the overall floating GPU configuration.
Dual Interchangeable Front Panels
The CTE E600 MX features two interchangeable front panels: a crystal-clear tempered glass panel and a side panel that delivers an ultra-wide viewing angle for the RGB illustration and Key components inside the chassis. Option 2 is a perforated metal mesh panel.
This panel would be the ultimate choice for optimal airflow. When paired with a fan bracket, the panel accommodates up to three 140mm fans or an additional 420mm radiator at the front for exceptional heat dissipation.
Universally Compatible with Cooling Components
The CTE E600 MX E-ATX Mid-tower Chassis has an enormous fan installation capacity: up to twelve 140mm fans or fourteen 120mm fans can be installed in various spots. The chassis can also support up to 420mm radiators in the front, rear, or motherboard side. The front and bottom fan brackets provide an easy and friendly installation experience.
Optimal Cable Management
The CTE E600 MX offers ample space in the right chamber for effective cable management thanks to the dual chamber design. Numerous anchor points are available in this chamber, complimented by Velcro straps and cable ties from the accessory box to ensure a neat and organized setup!
Perfect Dust Protection
The chassis features fine removable filters at the top, front, bottom, rear, and right side, offering excellent protection against dust, and are easily removable for convenient cleaning.
Handy I/O Ports
Two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, and HD Audio ports are placed on the top panel to grant direct access when needed.
With its distinctive octagonal appearance, the Tower 300 Micro ATX chassis offers both the traditional vertical orientation and a unique horizontal placement option. Available in seven captivating colors—Hydrangea Blue, Bumblebee, Matcha Green, Racing Green, Turquoise, Black, and White—the Tower 300 carries forward the legacy of the Tower Series while making a bold and eye-catching debut.
Features of the Tower 300 Micro ATX Chassis
Classic Vertical Body Design
The Tower 300 inherits the iconic contours of the series, featuring a vertical body design that not only provides a smaller footprint but also enhances the flexibility of the inner space. Whether Users are gaming or working on the bench, this design minimizes obstructions and adapts seamlessly to the user’s space.
Unique Octagonal Prism Shape
Designed as a distinctive Octagonal Prism Shape, the Tower 300 exudes sleek style. Its three tempered glass panels allow the builder to showcase the sophisticated interior, making it an ideal canvas for displaying high-end components or RGB lighting shows.
Exceptional Cooling Support
Despite its compact size, the Tower 300 delivers exceptional cooling performance without compromise. It supports up to a 420mm radiator on the right side, effectively dissipating the heat from the inside and maintaining optimal system functionality when heavy-loaded.
Pre-installed Cooling Fans – CT140 x 2
The Tower 300 comes equipped with two 140mm PWM ARGB fans on the top, ensuring efficient cooling performance right out of the box.
A Unique View – Horizontal Case Placement
Enhance the system’s aesthetics with the optional Chassis Stand Kit. The kit is completed with a bottom cover panel and a display stand, enabling easy vertical or horizontal case placement customization. Users can easily showcase the Tower 300 gaming system in a truly unique manner.
Optional 3.9″ LCD Screen Kit
It would be smart to elevate the visual features with the optional LCD Screen Kit. The 3.9” LCD Display allows users to monitor system components with real-time information, upload images or GIFs to the screen using the TT RGB Plus 2.0 software, and even interact with cooling components featuring similar LCD displays. The latest version also includes weather and time modes, expanding the LCD display’s versatility.
Perfect Dust Protection
The Tower 300 features well-designed removable fan filters on the rear, inner sides, bottom, and inner top layer. These filters create a dust-free environment, safeguarding the internal components.