Thermaltake A700 Review

Thermaltake A700 Exterior, Interior and Accessories

Packaging and Unboxing

Thermaltake’s A700 TG is packaged in an enormous black box with a top view of the case lit up with a halo glow.

Carefully spinning the case to its side, we see another photo of the A700, which showcases a white and black build. Below the photo is a table of the specifications. We see here that the dimensions of the A700 measures at 23” x 11.6” x 23.1” (H x W x L), making it the biggest case we have worked with.

Moving over to the back side of the box is a bigger shot of the A700’s white and black build with the same halo effect we saw on the front.

Like most cases we have unboxed, the A700 is protected by 2 pieces of white foam with the case itself stored in a plastic bag. Stored in the lower-left piece of foam is a black box that contains the accessories for the case.

Emptying the contents of the accessory box reveals:

  • Zip-ties
  • Various case screws
  • Set of keys
  • 200mm fan stands
  • Buzzer
  • PSU strip stand
  • Extension cable

After removing the A700 from all of its packagings, all that’s left is to remove is the plastic wrap from the tempered glass panels before we start our build.

A Closer Look – Exterior

The first thing that caught our eye after unboxing the A700 was its gorgeous aluminum finish. The finish is a deep grey with a little sparkle, which looks amazing. And, what we really love about this finish is that it doesn’t attract fingerprints at all. Looking at the front-side of the case, we find a 5mm precision-cut tempered glass side panel, which is attached to the A700 with two hinges found at the back. The tempered glass is cut in such a way that it allows for ventilation at both the front and top of the case. The door itself is kept in place by two neodymium magnets and, for a little bit more security, a keyed lock at the front of the case. At first, we thought the lock was sort of a weird inclusion. That is until we started moving the unit and had the door swing open on us. The doors on this case are so heavy that as we were rotating the case, one of the doors was able to swing open just due to its sheer weight. So, from that point forward, we made sure to keep both doors locked when moving the case.

To cut down on the weight while working in the A700, both of the tempered glass doors can be removed from the chassis. To remove them all, you have to do is open the door about ½ way and then lift it off the hinges.

Moving to the back-side of the A700, we see a mirrored image of the other side with the same 5mm tempered glass door.

Looking now at the front of the A700 is a seamless aluminum front panel that molds to both the top and bottom edge of the case. The front sports that wonderful deep grey finish throughout and the only mark on the panel itself is the Thermaltake logo at the very bottom. Another thing that might catch your eye is just how wide the A700 is. This case measures in at an impressive 11” which should give you tons of room to work with on the inside.

Flipping the A700 to the back, you have your normal I/O cutout, rear fan mount, and PSU cutout. One handy feature in the A700 is having a PCI bracket that can rotate to allow you to mount your PCIe hardware horizontal.

Placing the A700 front face down, we get a look at the bottom of the case. We find four feet that each have a rubberized pad for a non-slip grip when placed on our surface. In the center of the chassis is a removable dust filter which can be slid out from the front of the case.

Taking an even closer look, we can see that the same aluminum finish featured on the rest of the case is continuous to each foot of the A700.

Taking a peek at the top of the A700, we once again find that flawless finish with the cases I/O at the front of the case. The A700 I/O scanning from left to right consists of:

  • Reset button
  • 5mm headphone jack
  • 5mm microphone jack
  • Power button
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • USB Type-C port

A Closer Look – Interior

Now with the door off of the A700, let’s take a peek at its large interior. Inside the A700 we find an all-steel chassis with a matte black finish. At the left side of the case is the motherboard tray that is capable of holding a Mini ITX all the way up to an E-ATX (12” x 13”) motherboard. At the top-right of the motherboard tray are various cutouts to help keep your build looking nice and tidy. To the right of the motherboard tray are two HDD cages that can house 4 x 3.5/2.5” drives (2 in each). If you’re water cooling your build, you can unlock various mounting options for radiators (up to 420mm), AIO (up to 360mm), or reservoirs by removing these cages.

Looking at the inside base, we find a ½ PSU shroud with a Plexiglas window to showcase your installed PSU. Just above the shroud is the PCIe tray which can be used to vertically mount your graphics card if you choose to rotate the PCIe bracket at the back of the case. Also mounted to the top of the PSU shroud is a removal SSD mount which is great if you have one of those RGB SSD’s that are coming to market.

Moving to the back of the case there is a pre-installed 140mm non-RGB fan.

Toward the front of the A700 we find another 140mm preinstalled fan as well as a mounting bracket capable of installing up to a 420mm radiator and/or 3 x 140mm fans.

Looking at the roof of the case, we see some more mounting options for fans up to 3 x 140mm and radiators up to 360mm.

Flipping to the back of the A700 we find lots of tie-down points toward the center of the case which should help with cable management when using the 2 rubber grommets. Also included in the back of the case are 3 removable 3.5”/2.5” drive mounting brackets. Each bracket can hold 2 x 2.5” or a single 3.5” drive.

One of the most exciting things about the back of the A700 is the sheer amount of cable management room you have. This should make cable management and routing extremely easy.

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