The enormous and flexible W100 Super Tower Chassis, some assembly required

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2016 - 03:34 PM |
Tagged: thermaltake, W100 Super Tower Chassis

The new Thermaltake W100 Super Tower Chassis is not for the casual user.  Not only does it ship in a flatpack, which means you need to assemble the entire case yourself but it is also very large; that is a full ATX P6X58-E WS motherboard in that picture!  Once fully assembled the case measures an impressive 677x310x678mm (26.7x12.2x26.7") and can support up to nineteen 120/140mm fans or radiators of up to 600mm in size.  There are only a measly ten 2.5/3.5" internal bays and three external 5.25" bays, almost enough to satisfy Allyn's minimum storage requirements.  The locations you choose for these drive bays is flexible, thanks to the need to assemble the case you can place the internal bays in the configuration you prefer.  It will take a lot of work to get a system going in this case but your choices are almost without limit thanks to the sheer size of the case.  Check out [H]ard|OCP's full review right here.

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"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."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

April 25, 2016 | 03:58 PM - Posted by funandjam

Does the lease say if that unit comes furnished or not? That case is friggin' huge!

Different note, why is it that when I click on a link in an article on PCPer, instead of launching a new tab or new window for that link, it instead redirects the page i have open for PCPer to whatever the link was pointed at.
for example, I"ve got 3 tabs open, one is PCPer, one is my email and the last is Amazon. I open PCper and read through and article and click a link on that article which should give more information about that subject. What should happen at that point, si taht now I would have 4 tabs open, and PCPer shoudl still be open in it's own tab. But instead, when I click the link, the tab that was opened up for PCPer is now instead www.hardocp.com or whateve rhte link was pointed at.
This is the only site that I visit that does that, and it is a little annoying.

April 25, 2016 | 05:16 PM - Posted by RadioActiveLobster

So it's basically a CaseLabs SM8 but with mass produced level build quality.

April 25, 2016 | 06:43 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Pretty much, though this one has vents on the side panel and costs ~$100 less.

April 25, 2016 | 05:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That thar is en a biggen! Dere is so much room in that thar case, you can have en entire cement pond fer cooling loads of them thar GPUs. A whole shed load of them GPUs, en that's what you make your wife work some extra shifts at tha strip club fer to get laods of them dollars an de bestist overpriced GPU parts painted green! Now I can get to kill'en Zombie Bambys, or some pesky wabbits like Elmer's doing in 4K ultra. Brandeen you pick up all of them extra shifts at the snuggle bunny club! Get to pole dance'n cauze you is mah sister en mah wife and them kidz don't need no new shooz cuz tha's a few holes in em!

April 25, 2016 | 07:36 PM - Posted by DK76 (not verified)

yeah, its was funny about at the first sentence but then fell of quick...

April 26, 2016 | 11:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That's because you are the dictionary definition of Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel! And the entire Gaming market has a serious Cletus problem! What with all the rabid FanBoys out there falling for marketing departments' lies and causeing the PC/laptop market to be devoid of competition! Cletus and his Urban equivalent Joe Six-Pack(Just a redneck with a differen name), as well as the clueless Hipsters that are much the same in their total lacking of graymatter!

It's pretty bad in the post industral world that these many Gits dont get a clue and move back to the farm and make the cities and towns liveable again!

April 25, 2016 | 07:39 PM - Posted by DK76 (not verified)

That's not a PC case thats a whole other room

April 26, 2016 | 08:17 AM - Posted by RanchRifle (not verified)

That's not a moon. That's a space station!

April 25, 2016 | 08:54 PM - Posted by Mandrake

That's nuts. I have a penchant for large full tower cases. I have a Corsair 700D, would probably use a 900D if I was building a new system today. But that, I could fit my desk in the damn thing?!

April 25, 2016 | 11:49 PM - Posted by collie

Ok, so obviously, it's after work on a work night, I'm fucked outa my tree. And that picture is something fer the books.

1) as a stoned drunk guy, "WHoooooooo, that is a tiny board. Wait, no its not. Shit that's a full atx........... MIND=BLOWN!!!!!!!, what happened to that spliff I was smoking......."

2) as a nerd. Why would you actualy need that much space? What the fuck could you do with it? How would you actualy power everthing inside that case if it was full? 220 line powersuply?

April 26, 2016 | 03:06 AM - Posted by Hakuren

Give me a break. This thing is 23kg when full of air. Whatever you add it can hit 50kg with ease (in particular when P100 pedestal is included). That's back breaking industrial espionage quality. CaseLabs for a reason are more expensive. This is expensive because it can be while it's as cheaply made, as possible. Steel is soooo cheap right now on the market when compared to aluminium that it's no-contest from the beginning.

I like 1 thing about it - something that CL does not offer which is pedestal mounted on top, but still it's very expensive (and bloody heavy) rip-off of much better design overall.

Seriously I can't imagine moving this up without forklift. My TH10A (which is much bigger than W100) when loaded with stuff and all coolant is slightly under 30 kg. W100 weight the same when empty.

ThermalFake scared off small family company to drop the lawsuit, but users know and it's all what matters.

April 26, 2016 | 05:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of SFF builders cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

April 26, 2016 | 09:10 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

1. CaseLabs Magnum STH-10.
2. Your argument is automatically invalid.
3. Have a good day, sir.
4. /thread

April 26, 2016 | 03:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You really have to be 12 years old to think this is "cool" in any way at all...

April 26, 2016 | 04:20 PM - Posted by Baldrick's Trousers (not verified)

If you want the real thing, buy a Caselabs case. Expensive, yes. But they are the original and best. The abomination featured in this article is just a cheap knock off by a big bully of a company. #BoycottThermalfake

May 1, 2016 | 02:34 PM - Posted by Kraaketaer

A case this size for a single system seems like an amazing waste. Even going XL-ATX, dual CPU, quad-CrossfireX or -SLI, and water cooling the snot out of it all, along with running a half dozen 3,5" HDDs, you'd still probably have 30% of the case completely unused. What's the point?

With that kind of volume, I bet you could fit three full ATX systems in there without springing for any extra-small components.

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