Thermaltake A700 TG Overview
When you get the A700 TG out of the box you are going to realize it is a large case. It is definitely one of the largest cases that we’ve reviewed so far this year with official dimensions of 582 x 294 x 596 mm (22.91 x 11.6 x 23.46 inch). It also is pretty heavy at 44.2 lbs without any hardware installed. The case is a mix of materials, you have aluminum top and front panels, 5mm-thick tempered glass side panels, and a steel interior.
The front of the case is this sleek aluminum panel, which has a sort of gunmetal color. It is a single piece of aluminum that is curved at the top as well as at the bottom. Towards the bottom you have a small Thermaltake logo. The front of the case actually easily pulls off. This reveals a single 140 mm intake fan. The front of the case will support three 140 mm fans, or two 200 mm fans, as well as radiators up to 420 mm.
Moving up to the top of the case you have another aluminum panel, there is however no real ventilation at the top of the case. Towards the front of the case you’ll find all of your buttons and connections. These include a small reset button, HD audio connections, a large power button, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a single Type-C port.
Just like the front of the case the top of the case easily pops off. Once removed it reveals a removable cooling bracket. This bracket supports three 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans, or two 200 mm fans, as well as radiators up to 360 mm. Since the bracket is removable you can easily install your fans / radiators outside of the case, which is nice.
On the sides of the case you’ll find large 5mm-thick tempered glass panels. These panels have a slight tint to them, but will allow you to easily show off all of your hardware inside your system. Being 5mm thick they are definitely some of the heaviest panels we’ve seen on a case. You can see the ventilation on towards the front of the case and at the top. This will help out with airflow, but by no means is this a high airflow case.
Each of these panels feature a lock, which helps them stay in place. Each panel is on a hing system, which means they will easily open, the hinge system also allows you to completely remove the panel from the case by pulling up on it. While you do have the locks there are also magnets on the case, so if you have the panel unlocked it is not going to fly open when you lift the case up.
The back of the case is your pretty standard affair, you have a 140 mm exhaust fan included with the case, eight expansion slots, and your power supply mount at the bottom of the case. Being a full tower having only one intake and one exhaust is a little disappointing, especially considering the price of this case. The rear slot covers can actually be rotation for vertical GPU installation. Sliding out from the back of the case is a large filter.