Thermaltake Degree 20 GT RGB Evaluation

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Thermaltake Level 20 GT RGB Review


Thermaltake’s Degree 20 line of premium chassis have been designed to have fun the corporate’s 20th anniversary. And primarily based on our expertise with the big-and-bold  Degree 20 GT, we are able to say that the corporate’s expertise largely shines through–much like the sunshine from the case’s RGB followers by means of its 4 tempered-glass panels. This high-end case has modern appears and almost the entire options an fanatic builder might ask for. We simply want the corporate had included a riser cable for vertically mounting the graphics card (particularly given the $289 MSRP) and that the mud filters have been simpler to take away and clear.

Efficiency and choices apart, this chassis’ largest promoting level is its refined styling and distinctive look. Although appears are subjective, we expect it’s protected to say that the design of the Degree 20 GT RGB would be the deciding issue extra most, no matter value. The Degree 20 GT RGB incorporates the corporate’s newest case improvements and options similar to SyncALL, Tt’s RGB Plus Ecosystem, Razer Chroma lighting help, rotatable PCI-E slots and extra.  Though most individuals will not use many of those built-in options, they’re are actually a welcome addition.

Specs

KindFull-Tower ATX
Motherboard HelpMicro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
Dimensions (HxWxD)22.9 x 11.6 x 23.Three inches (580 x 294 x 592 mm)
Area Above MotherboardThree inches (76.2mm)
Card Size12.2 / 16.1 inches (310 / 410mm)
CPU Cooler Top7.9 inches (200mm)
Energy Provide Size8.7 inches (220mm)
Weight44.Three lbs (20.1kg)
Exterior Bays
Inner Bays7x 3.5 inches
11x 2.5 inches (+ 4x transformed from 3.5)
Card SlotsEight horizontal
Ports/Jacks2x USB 3.0
audio/mic jacks
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Kind-C
DifferentTempered glass panels on  4 sides
Entrance Followers2x 200mm
Rear Followers1x 140mm
High Followers
Backside Followers
Facet Followers
Dampening
GuaranteeThree years components and labor

Exterior

Constructed of metal, plastic and tempered glass, the Thermaltake Degree 20 GT RGB is fairly giant at 22.9 x 11.6 x 23.Three inches (580 x 294 x 592 mm) and weighs in at 44.Three kilos (20.1 kg).

Your complete entrance panel and nearly all of the highest panel are tempered glass connected to a plastic body, with an air hole operating alongside either side. Slightly below each panels you will see built-in fan filters and mounting places for as much as three 120 / 140 mm or two 200 mm followers.

At the vanguard of the highest panel are two USB 2.Zero ports, two USB 3.Zero ports and a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Kind-C header on the correct facet. Headphone and microphone jacks, energy and reset buttons and a tough drive exercise gentle are on the left facet.

The complete-coverage tinted tempered glass facet panels are held in place by a keyed locking latch mechanism. Turning the latch clockwise opens the facet panels permitting every door to be lifted off the body for straightforward entry to your system elements.

Within the rear of the chassis are eight commonplace expansion-card slots, a gap for a bottom-mounted PSU and an exhaust-fan mounting location that helps each 120 mm and 140 mm followers.

A big plastic mesh filter overlaying nearly all of the underside of the chassis is detachable from the rear. The 4 spherical, rubber-coated ft maintain the case simply over 0.5 inches (13 mm) off the bottom.

The fan-filtration system on the Degree 20 GT RGB is efficient however a severe ache within the butt when it comes time for cleansing. For probably the most half, cleansing and upkeep is greatest performed with your entire panel eliminated.

Solely after eradicating the highest and entrance panels from the chassis are you able to achieve entry to the 4 screws (per panel) preserving the tempered glass panels connected to the plastic body. With the TG panels out of the way in which, you now have the flexibility to clean these fan filters. Certain, you may wash each the highest and entrance panels with the glass in place however, on this state of affairs, there isn’t any technique to dry the entrance facet of the panel (which is definitely the place mud tends to build up), resulting in ugly water spots and streaks. The massive detachable filter on the underside of the chassis might be slid out extra simply for cleansing, however you’ll nonetheless want entry to the again of your case to take action, which suggests you’ll in all probability have to maneuver your rig to get entry. The underside filter ought to slide out from the entrance, significantly on a case this huge.

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