Thermaltake shows off The Tower and more at Computex


— 10:18 AM on May 31, 2016

Thermaltake has a number of new products on display at Computex that emphasize customizability and the company's support for the modding community. The showpiece on its display is a case with a striking design and an interesting story. In 2015, Thermaltake invited hardware modders from around the world to participate in its second CaseMod Invitational. Matthieu Heredia of Watermod France, one of last year's winners, collaborated with Thermaltake to create Project The Tower, a front-facing enclosure with three clear acrylic windows that put internal components on display.

Thermaltake hasn't posted the case's exact measurements, but the Tower certainly offers plenty of space for big pieces of hardware. The chassis can accommodate up to three 400-mm graphics cards, CPU coolers up to 260-mm tall, and a 220-mm power supply. Ventilated panels along the bottom of the case provide air intake, while fans exhaust air out the top and side. Up to four 120-mm or 140-mm fans or equivalent radiators can be installed on the side panel, and one more 120 or 140-mm fan fits up top. There are two 2.5" drive trays visible in the center of the case, but drives can also be tucked into two modular drive cages that hide in the back panel. That same back panel also provides plenty of space for cable management.

Thermaltake is also showing off a few other components at Computex. First off, there are additions to its Toughpower DPS G RGB line of power supplies. The new Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium series PSUs come in 850W, 1000W, or 1500W versions, while the Toughpower DPS G RGB Gold Series PSUs offer 650W, 750W, or 850W. Both lines are covered by a ten year warranty. These units also employ Thermaltake's Smart Power Management platform, which offers users information about energy consumption and can send warning alerts if something's wrong. This platform picked up a new trick, too—the ability to turn off the power supply remotely, which may come in handy if the power supply is failing.

Finally, Thermaltake has some new fans and a gaming mouse on display. The Riing 12 LED RGB Radiator fan uses eleven fan blades to move air and a hydraulic bearing to minimize noise. The Ventus Z gaming mouse houses an 11,000 DPI optical sensor and Omron switches, and packs an intriguing ventilated palm rest designed to keep users' hands cool and sweat-free during marathon gaming sessions.

   
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