This is a really striking computer case. I’m always looking for something a little unique when I build a new PC, something I only really do every 5-8 years, as hardware remains acceptable for running the newest games for much longer than it used to. Thermaltake Tower 900
I used this for a Kaby Lake 7th gen i5 7600k Z270 build.
I’m not running a customized liquid cooling system. So, you might ask, why choose this particular case that is specifically designed for liquid cooling? Well, because it looks awesome. I love having tons of room in my computer case and this case shows off your work better than anything else out there, hands down. Thermaltake Tower 900
Because of things I read about this case’s ability to mount AIO liquid coolers I went with a Corsair H80I V2 cooler. That is one that is only “single wide” with a 120mm fan to push and another 120mm fan to pull air. I have it mounted in the front of the case partially obscuring the MoBo.
After I write this review I will be shutting my computer down, pulling the Mobo and PSU out and using a dremel to cut about 2″x3/4″ strip of metel out which should allow me to mount my cooler in the back compartment.
After doing that, if it works, I would have been able to use one of the larger AIO coolers. Hopefully it works and I can start to spread the word and demonstrate how easy a mod it is. I will be posting pics.
Oh, I did a little custom paint on mine. It’s really easy because everything comes completely apart so you can paint each piece as you see fit.
Okay, so it worked! I was able to mount my AIO cooler behind the motherboard in the back compartment (see pics). It’s a relatively easy mod, especially if you own a Dremel. Thermaltake Tower 900
So I only have the single wide cooler but almost certainly could have made a double wide 280×140 AIO work.
I also think it looks much better.
I freaking love this tower it’s a bit big for most people and my family thought I was insane but when you get the water cooling set up going it is amazing! The case is well thought out all the way to the “places” where lighting strips could be attached! I recommend the magnetic ones as they hide really well along the inner sides of the case.
Now this was my first water cooling build and I went a little over board on what I bought for the whole rig but eh… I really recommend this tower for people who plan on water cooling their systems and want to showcase them or just look at how pretty they are.
Build with Thermaltake Tower 900 and build Specification
- Asus maximus ix formula
- 32gb corsair vengeance 2x16gb
- 1200watt gold standard psu
- 2x gtx1080ti
- EK water blocks cpu, and gpu
- Petg xspc hard tubing 14mm od (very easy to use as a beginner)
- 2x quad helix resivours ( if you’re a beginner I would recommend using the water cooling combo kits that thermaltake has with the pump/res combo it fits well in this case I just wanted a different look so I got something else)
- 2x 560 thermaltake radiators
All the bits and connectors are xspc
Everything is uv reactive green the coolant is xspc Ec6 uv green
cables are just uv green extensions