Friday, January 8th 2021

CES 2021: Thermaltake Presents the Tower 100 Mini Chassis

Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Case, Cooling, Gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory solutions, announces the launch of the brand new mini-tower gaming PC case, the Tower 100. Based on the award-winning Tower 900, "Pocket-sized" down into a mini-ITX Form factor powerhouse, take on compact cooling and showcase the build with the perfect presentation.

"There is a trend among hardcore gamers who are choosing smaller cases for their high-performance computer builds. It was a major challenge to transform a full tower case like Tower 900 into an ITX form-factor. Still, the chassis was well-configured for space utilization, expandability, and cooling while also providing an eye-catching appearance. The thermal control is a top priority with such a tiny chassis. Tower 100 is a new benchmark for real ITX high-end gaming systems!" said Kenny Lin, the CEO of Thermaltake.
Featuring support for large graphic card solutions up to 330mm in length, the Tower 100 supports filtered ventilation from top to bottom. Combine the beauty of 4mm thick tempered glass with ventilated steel side panels provides a balance of show and flow. From the foundation, the Tower 100 is opened up for more airflow to the top panels easy push-button cover to provide easy access to connect up the components. Angled top-mounted I/O panel supporting USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C with USB 3.0 ports and HD audio for easy connectivity.

With airflow in mind, cable management is also covered throughout the Tower 100 with a custom cover plate. Modular cut out for larger graphic cards, supporting native "No Sag" vertical mounting, provides a convenient way to hide the GPU cables and easily connect to the power supply located at the back of the case. The large grommet provides access for the I/O and cable connections with a modular honeycomb designed backplate that doubles as storage mounting or more airflow thanks to the rear 120/140mm fan option located on the back panel. Straight forward, All-In-One cooling supports 120mm radiator solutions with an additional 120/140mm fan location above the PSU cover and CPU coolers up to 190mm in height.

Providing a modular design, with the enthusiast in mind, easily remove panels for customization or proper maintenance. Mod on with the build to create one-of-a-kind designs and take advantage of easier installation by removing panels from the frame. Removable dust filters make it easy to clean or be removed completely for maximum airflow. Gain more storage with HDD/SSD mounting on the interior side and back panel to lock and load all favorite media and games.

Backed by a limited 3-year warranty, the Tower 100 will be available in the US and Canada in late January.
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29 Comments on CES 2021: Thermaltake Presents the Tower 100 Mini Chassis

#2
Kursah
ZoneDymo
don't buy thermaltake
I'd have to disagree with that general statement if only because of my own experience with the brand, I've purchased some of their budget-oriented cases for budget gaming builds with great success. Their coolers haven't let me down, though admittedly I have other brands I prefer, if there's a good deal and the performance is close enough, I have no issues using one of their coolers either.

I don't mind the idea of this type of case design, but I'm not a sff gaming builder so not likely something that'll end up in my fleet.
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#3
bonehead123
ZoneDymo
don't buy thermaltake
Not sure why the hate towards TT, but I have it's big brother, and love it.. sooo easy to build in due to the huge interior :)

I know some of the lower-end products are less than desirable, but I don't think their cases are included in that category, IMHO

I may get one of these just for the hell of it, so I can set it next to the big one & call it the "mini me" :)
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#4
phanbuey
At least it's not that closed front panel, and 'we gave up here' offset metal punch-out on the top with a cheap filter covering it case.

That thing is freaking everywhere.
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#5
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
I was just shopping for ITX cases and bam, this pops up. Might have to snag it.
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#6
claes
Kursah
I'd have to disagree with that general statement if only because of my own experience with the brand, I've purchased some of their budget-oriented cases for budget gaming builds with great success. Their coolers haven't let me down, though admittedly I have other brands I prefer, if there's a good deal and the performance is close enough, I have no issues using one of their coolers either.

I don't mind the idea of this type of case design, but I'm not a sff gaming builder so not likely something that'll end up in my fleet.
TT is trash and at 32L this isn’t anywhere near SFF territory. At that size it should support at least three radiators, pump mount, etc.
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#7
Kursah
claes
TT is trash and at 32L this isn’t anywhere near SFF territory. At that size it should support at least three radiators, pump mount, etc.
Interesting. What I've used from TT hasn't been trash.

Not fussed with water cooling at this point, at least with my current build. Depending on what one actually wants to achieve I could see this case being appropriate or inappropriate. I still like it, and if I were to build in one I might even try to see what I could accomplish with air first.
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#8
sepheronx
I have a thermaltake S300 case (I'll be moving PC parts out of for something smaller). It's a solid case. And I really mean solid. The darn thing is heavy and the tempered glass panel weighs a ton.

It's a good case.
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#9
Yrd
This does not look like a good ITX option. You are limited to single fan rads. Most ITX cases, even the tiny ones allow you to have at least one 240m rad. It looks massive. I don't see the point of ITX when the case is this big. There are many other better cases. NR200 is one of the best options right now. It's cheap, good compatibility and good temps.

It looks like a 3D printer.
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#10
thegnome
ZoneDymo
don't buy thermaltake
Tell me/us why? Is it some hate to the brand because you had a bad experience from them or is it something more meaningful?
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#11
gdallsk
So choking graphics cards is now a new trend with cases?
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#12
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
gdallsk
So choking graphics cards is now a new trend with cases?
With the panel with holes in it right there, that does the thing of letting air in, sure.
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#13
DeathtoGnomes
Toothless
I was just shopping for ITX cases and bam, this pops up. Might have to snag it.
'pics or it didnt happen'


Kinda liking the vertical flow, would make a good HTPC... minus the RGB. :p
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#14
MpG
I could see the look working in the right situation, even if the first thing I thought was "3D printer". It's not winning the displacement war, but at this point I've seen too many SFF cases crippled by designers trying to shave off precious tenths of a liter. Not sure about being limited to a 120mm cooler, and it doesn't look like much clearance for a 3-slot GPU. But it's got a good front USB loadout, looks pretty free-breathing, and you'd get a reduced footprint compared to a traditional tower case.
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#16
lZKoce
I'm sold. Honestly, I like what I see. Would've been nice to have the price, but I hope it won't be arm and a leg.
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#17
Firedrops
should've just flipped the mobo direction, then all the connections would be at the bottom of the case - naturally hidden/easier to hide.
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#18
bonehead123
lZKoce
I'm sold. Honestly, I like what I see. Would've been nice to have the price, but I hope it won't be arm and a leg.
Well, given that I bought my TT900 2 years ago for ~$220 (BF deal- normally $300, but atm averaging $260), I would think this one would be in the $125-175 range, especially since literally everything has gone up since the 'rona hit :(
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#19
sepheronx
you know what is a good, cheap itx case?

Cougar QBX

I was rocking one for my 4770 build for a few years. My sister has it now and its a great case, small size and still fit a large GPU in it.
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#20
Secret Rival
My whole build is Gigabyte mobo and GPU on a Thermaltake Core P5, with every part
other than the RAM is from Thermaltake (I'm using G Skill Royalz/Gold, for some color)..
Their Quad fans, although expensive, are fantastic.
I like being able to use the RGB plus software for all the RGB. So far very happy with Thermaltake
Their MX1 Plus water block is pretty awesome, as well as the P32 P5 pump/reservoir. Both
hard to get, but I was lucky to snag 1 of each. Now if I can only get the Core P7 - one
of the finest open chassis around, imo.
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#21
junglist724
thegnome
Tell me/us why? Is it some hate to the brand because you had a bad experience from them or is it something more meaningful?
They rip off other designs and sell them as their own.

www.google.com/search?q=thermalfake
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#22
phimac11
ZoneDymo
don't buy thermaltake
Yes, don't buy.
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#25
TheinsanegamerN
Caring1
Get over it, most companies copy designs to a degree.
Yeah, Get over shady companies copying designs from legitimate innovators then driving said innovators out of business. Just consoom product!
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