When switched off, the Thermaltake H200 TG looks quite reserved. The front element is completely made of plastic and has ventilation slots on the left side on almost the whole height. The right side of our review sample is completely closed and thus deviates from the published product images. On these there are also ventilation slots on the right side. To protect against dust there is a dust filter made of mesh behind the ventilation slots. A simple removal of the filter is unfortunately not possible. The minimalistic design of the front part is somewhat broken up by the asymmetrical design of the left side. The lines are also underlined by an RGB strip and an illuminated manufacturer logo. If you pull the front off with a strong jerk, you will find various mounting places for 120- or 140-millimetre-format case fans behind it.
The lid area is similar to the design of many other Thermaltake enclosures. The top is dominated by a large fan grille with holes for two 120- or 140-millimeter fans. Protection against dust is provided by an easy-to-remove mesh filter with a magnetic strip. In addition, the manufacturer has mounted the I/O panel in the cover. Two connectors for USB 3.0, two sockets for headphones and microphone, as well as three buttons for power, reset and RGB control are available.
The right side part is completely made of solid steel and is locked with two knurled screws. For easier disassembly it also has a recessed grip at the rear end. The left side panel is made of four millimetre thick tempered glass. Two practical hinges in the rear and several magnets or a retaining lug in the front area are used to attach it to the body. This allows the glass element to be swung open easily. To install the components, the side panel can of course also be completely removed.
There are no special features on the back or underside. The H200 TG stands on four solid, black plastic feet. These are high enough so that the power supply, protected by a huge fabric filter, can suck in enough air from below to cool the unit. The filter can easily be pulled back for cleaning. Above the power supply there are seven slots for the installation of expansion cards. The reusable slot bezels are screwed together inside the tower. The design of the rear side is rounded off by a mounting location for case fans in 120 or 140 format. Thermaltake installs a fan with a frame width of 120 millimetres ex works.
The external finish and quality of the paint are good. The body is stable and torsion-resistant even without side parts. In addition, the right side panel is surprisingly heavy for the size. Thermaltake hasn’t spared any material in this case.
The interior of the Thermaltake H200 TG is open and modern. Optional front fans can easily transport cold air towards the CPU and GPU. The rest of the interior is divided into two chambers by a power supply cover. The mainboard and expansion cards are located above the cover. The mainboard tray, which spans the entire rear side, was equipped with various cable management openings and a cut-out for CPU cooler mounting.
If you look down and sweep, you will notice the power supply cover. This was also equipped with two cable management openings. In addition to covering the power supply unit, the power supply cable and the hard disk cage, the cover also serves another purpose. It has two mounting points for the included SSD frames above. To ensure compatibility with radiators of an all-in-one water cooling system, a large section was removed from the front of the power supply cover.
If you turn the case 180 degrees, you can take a look at the back. There are several fixing points for cable ties and at least on the left side there is a lot of space in the recessed cable duct with pre-installed Velcro strips. As already mentioned, the cover covers the hard disk cage and the power supply in the lower part of the interior. This HDD cage can also be removed to mount the hard drives after removing a single knurled screw. Two 3.5″ or one 3.5″ and one 2.5″ data carriers can be accommodated here. Due to the rubber elements built into the HDD cage and the four stand-offs for the power supply, possible vibrations of the components are likely to be absorbed.
Inside, the processing quality is otherwise good and there are almost no paint defects detectable. Only on the inside of the HDD cage we found a spot where the steel was not painted completely black. Of course, with a price of € 82.90* you could expect the paint to be fine everywhere. Since this problematic spot will probably never be seen, there is only a small deduction.
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