Thermaltake A700 System Build and Installation
The hardware included in this build consists of:
- MSI X570 MEG ACE
- Ryzen 3900X with Wraith Prism Cooler
- 2 x 8GB TeamGroup Xtreem RGB 3600MHz DDR4 Memory
- MSI RTX 2060 Super Gaming X
- Corsair HX750i
- Crucial P1000 M.2 Drive
- 500GB TeamGroup Delta MAX
Seeing that I only did an air-cooled build, the A700 had more than enough room to work in. To create even more room in the case when installing the motherboard, I was able to remove PSU shroud via screws in the back of the chassis. With this amount of room and the available mounting options available, the A700 just screams for a water-cooling build with some beautiful hardline. For all my builds I like to try and keep it as clean as possible and the well-positioned cutouts in the A700 enabled me to achieve my goal. Looking at the PSU shroud, I do wish that Thermaltake would have included a black replacement cover for the Plexiglas window. In this build, the blue from the HX PSU doesn’t match the aesthetic so I would have much rather kept it hidden.
One feature I like was the mountable SSD option on the PSU shroud which helped me highlight the Delta MAX’s RGB front plate.
With the back also sporting a tempered glass door it’s a must to keep your cables looking clean. That was easily done with the good amount of tie-downs in the center of the case and cable routing options all around the motherboard tray. Being that the A700 is such a large case, there were a few wires that were on the shorter side which caused me to have to take less than ideal routes. If you want some cleaner runs, while at the same time enhancing the look of your build, installing a custom set of full-sleeved cables would do the trick and look amazing in the A700.
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
From the moment I had the A700 sitting at the door, I was just amazed by the sheer size of the unit. This case is easily the biggest I have worked with and I must say, I loved having all this space. Building in the A700 was a dream and at no point during the build did a feel cramped. The front of the case held my Ryzen 3900x system with ease and still looked almost empty. To fill the A700 would require a fair bit of water-cooling gear which would be highlighted with the tempered glass doors.
Aesthetically, the A700 has everything going for it from the almost seamless deep grey aluminum finish to the two 5mm tempered glass hinged doors. This case just looks beautiful on a deck and will be sure to turn a few heads. If you are placing the A700 on your desk (as you should 😊) beware this case is extremely heavy especially with the tempered glass doors installed.
You may think that the A700 would be a little hard to handle due to its weight, but that wasn’t the case. Since both tempered glass doors can be removed by lifting them off the hinges, it makes the A700 much more manageable. I personally had no issue flipping the case back and forth as I was routing various cables from the back to the front.
Overall, I had a blast building in the A700 and I’m already thinking about a water-cooling build for it. If you’re looking for a case that looks amazing enough to turn some heads and one that has a ton of room for your gear, check out the A700 from Thermaltake.