Thermaltake Core W100 Super Tower Chassis Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Friday , April 22, 2016

The W100 Super Tower Chassis is not small and it is not cheap. It even comes fully unassembled. It does however look to fit the needs of the most hardcore water cooling enthusiasts however. The W100 is likely the most versatile case we have ever reviewed in terms of fan and radiator compatibility.


Today we are reviewing the The Thermaltake Core W100 Super Tower Chassis that comes in with a street price of around $330.

Thermaltake is a company that needs no introductions. To be honest, the reason most of us know the name is because you've probably, at some point in the past decade, had one (or more) of its products installed your system. In the early days, the Thermaltake brand was synonymous with performance cooling but, over the last few years, it is hard to find a segment of the industry the company hasn't expanded into.

We have featured numerous products from Thermaltake in our product reviews over the years, everything from the company's cooling products and award winning power supplies to audio components and its uniquely distinctive computer cases.

While still a relatively young company, established in 1999, Thermaltake is built on unwavering will and dedication to address issues and innovate at the same time for computer enthusiasts and corporate users worldwide.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

With strong support of Research & Development team standing behind the brand, Thermaltake is committed to never-follow but always-lead. Always striving to be the best, we continuously benchmark our performance against the very best internally and externally. Customers are our greatest asset and Thermaltake does not take that for granted. That is why Thermaltake is the industry leading in customer service and customer support with around-the-clock automated product return service.

The subject of today's evaluation is the Thermaltake W100 Full Tower Chassis. The company bills this as the "first chassis with full assembly concept, the Core W Series is the great new challenges for makers to start from zero and experience the true "DIY" by putting every piece together to complete a high-end system. What does it take to assemble a chassis like the W100 from scratch? We are about to find out.

Product Packaging

The Thermaltake W100 was shipped in plain brown cardboard box and arrived in relatively good shape minus a few dings and dents. The box itself is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams and the overall package measurements are 26.5"H x 29"L x 13"W.

As you can see from the pictures above, the Thermaltake W100 arrived in an unmarked brown box. The reason for this is that the case we received was an early review sample. The final product packaging will no doubt look much different than what you see here. The individual components are wrapped in plastic, separated by cardboard inserts and held in place by large Styrofoam inserts.