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  • Thermaltake Ceres 500 TG ARGB Case Review


    Case Interior and cooling

    The interior is left open with no structure to prevent airflow.  It feels much bigger than the 525 x 245 x 507.7 mm (20.7 x 9.6 x 20 inch) looks in pictures.

    Motherboard support is provided for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX form factors up to 33.2mm wide. To the right of the motherboard is a removeable panel to mount the first two of the supported 8 SSDs. Two oversized cable access holes with rubber grommets work with the metal plate to manage and cover cable runs.

    Both the front and top panels are removable to provide access to the fan mounts. Removeable dust screens are located inside both these panes and across the full length of the bottom surface.

    Two thumb screws hold the top panel in place but the front panel is held in place by a set of four ball mounts.  This is the first time I have seen mounts like this on a case and the result is a firm hold with a very tight fit.

    With the panels removed, we get a better look at those attractive 140mm CT140 ARGB fans.  All four of these fans feature rubber vibration dampeners and are daisy chained together for easy ARG control.  Adding additional CT fans is as simple as plugging them into the chain. Thanks to the 5V addressable RGB header control will easily sync with ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock Polychrome.

    The metal accent panel may be the defining feature with its “Jay Leno Chin”. Love it or hate it, it does provide some personality!