Thermaltake The Tower 500 Snow Edition Chassis Review

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Thermaltake The Tower 500 Snow Edition Chassis. This chassis is suitable for all ATX and E-ATX motherboards and comes with a Dismantlable Modular Design (DMD) allowing you to customize the cooling options and how you want the chassis to look. It’s compatible with 360mm radiators on the right side, 240mm (or 280mm) radiator on the top, and 240mm on the bottom. 

A few years ago, Thermaltake released the Tower 900 chassis. It was a massive full tower case that really impressed us. It had a ton of customization for cooling, and it was perfect for DIY system builders, enthusiasts and modders alike. Having said that, it was a little “too big” for me. Then last year, Thermaltake launched the Tower 100 for Mini-ITX based motherboards, which I really love. I have a soft spot for Mini-ITX PC builds. 

 

 

So waiting with anticipation, I only wished Thermaltake produced a Tower chassis series that’s kind of in between the Tower 900 and Tower 100. And finally, it looks they’ve granted my wish lol! 

I’m sure many of you already know who Thermaltake is but in case you don’t here’s some info on the company. I would like to thank Thermaltake Premium for providing the review sample. This is what Thermaltake Premium has to say about themselves on their website:

TT Premium.com, the most comprehensive liquid-cooling and modding online shopping experience. The platform is designed to provide exceptional high-end products and services to customers worldwide. Thermaltake TT Premium includes several case modding products that support VR (Virtual Reality) gaming systems. Thermaltake TT Premium is the best high-end liquid cooling and case modding solutions shopping platform that provides client-tailored services and secure processing, to meet all user expectations. All products follow Thermaltake’s core values of Excellent Quality, Unique Design, Diverse Combinations, and Boundless Creativity. Thermaltake TT Premium has expanded its footprint to over 100 countries and territories by creating a seamless network connecting 5 major markets; the United States, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, and China (will be online in April) of seamless networking.

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Thermaltake The Tower 500 chassis comes in two flavours. The standard black version and the Snow edition. We’ll be reviewing the Snow edition because this is the chassis we’ll be using for our upcoming Funky Kit PC project build.  

Right away, the Tower 500 looks pretty neat. It’s defintely smaller than the Tower 900 but big enought to fit a full-size ATX or E-ATX motherboard. In this case, we’ll be using an ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard which comes in the larger E-ATX form factor.

It also comes with 2 pre-installed 120mm cooling fans at the rear of the chassis, which are placed at specific positions to enhance cooling performance, preventing overheating for the CPU and GPU.

 

You’ll notice that the chassis has motherboards mounting that gives your motherboard a 90 degree orientation, meaning the I/O panel are facing vertical up. As far as cooling options go … there’s plenty, the chassis can easily fit a 360mm radiator on the right side, a 240mm (or 280mm) radiator on the top, and one 240mm on the bottom. 

There are 3 side panels. The left and right side panels are a combination of metal mesh and tempered glass, while the front is a full tempered glass panel. 

You can buy the Thermaltake The Tower 500 Snow Edition Chassis for around USD $179 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3rUIYXB

 

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