a box with interchangeable front
We present you the review of the Thermaltake View 300 MX, a semi-tower with the classic aesthetics of the brand but with a great novelty: it allows its front to be exchanged between one made of tempered glass and another made of metal mesh. We therefore have a more aesthetic option and another with greater air flow, so it is up to us to choose according to our preferences or needs.
Before starting the review, we want to thank Thermaltake for giving us this box for analysis.
Thermaltake View 300 MX Technical Specifications
|Thermaltake View 300 MX|
|Format||Mid-tower – E-ATX|
|Dimensions||505 x 230 x 506 mm (height, width, depth)|
|Materials||SPCC steel chassis
4 mm tempered glass and metal covers
|bays||2 x 3.5/2.5 inches
4 x 2.5 inches
|Refrigeration Scheme||Front: 3 x 120/140mm / 2 x 200mm
* Included 2 x 200mm – 1000 RPM – 35.5 dBA
Top: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm / 1 x 200mm
Side: 3 x 120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm
*Included 1 x 1500 RPM – 27.2 dBA
|compatible radiators||Front: 360/280/240/140/120mm
|expansion slots||7 horizontal or vertical slots|
|connectors||1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
2 x USB 3.0
2 x 3.5 mm jack (headphones and microphone)
|Ability||Heatsink: up to 175mm
Graphics: up to 280-400 mm (with-without front radiator)
Power supply: ATX up to 200 mm
Packaging and Accessories
We begin the review of the Thermaltake View 300 MX taking it out of its big cardboard box, quite heavy but manageable. Inside, it is very well protected by a thick foam frame, as well as a plastic bag.
Along with the user manual, we find an accessory kit in a cardboard box already inside the chassis that contains a cable for connecting the RGB controller, a pack of plastic ties and the necessary hardware to install all the components.
Thermaltake View 300 MX – Exterior Design
We started the Thermaltake View 300 MX after placing it on our work table and turning on its lighting to see how sensational it looks with it. Made on a SPCC steel chassisoffers some dimensions of 505 x 230 x 506 mm (height, width, depth) and a weight of 10.4kgdenoting good materials and finishes.
As we have anticipated, we can choose to keep the tempered glass front cover that comes from the factory or change it for a metal mesh one. The latter offers a rather unique desEsports Extrasthat infinitely repeats the pattern of the letter T for Thermaltake across almost the entire surface. In any case, we are behind with a pair of 200mm fans and RGB LED lighting that give a sensational visual appearance while allowing good airflow into the chassis.
The main side has a 4 mm thick tinted tempered glass cover that allows a perfect glimpse into the interior of the equipment. Meanwhile, the opposite side is metallic and has a mesh area for the air outlet of a possible side radiator.
The upper lid also has a large mesh area that allows air to enter or exit from the fans or upper radiator, with a removable magnetic filter that allows easy cleaning.
It is on the front edge where we find the classic buttons and LEDs along with a button to control RGB lighting and connectivity. Specifically, the Thermaltake View 300 MX dispose of two USB 3.0 ports, a high-performance USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port and a pair of headphone and microphone jacks. We must note that we can configure the lighting from the software of any modern motherboard, connecting the controller to it.
We rotate the tower to see how the rear 120mm fan can be adjusted in height. We also see how it has 7 slot covers, which we can place vertically or horizontally, and how the power supply is located in the lower area.
Finally, we see how the chassis is supported on 4 plastic legs that have wide rubber strips to avoid transmitting vibrations from its fans and for good support on the table.
Thermaltake View 300 MX – Interior Design
We now remove the covers to continue in the review of the Thermaltake View 300 MX towards its interior. In the bottom tray, we can install a motherboard E-ATXas well as others of smaller format, and on it place a heatsink up to 175mm high, so without limitations in both directions.
The lower area of the chassis is partially faired to hide the power supply for the most part, since it leaves a small portion from which to see the power supply sticker that indicates the model and brand. On top, we can place a 2.5-inch drive and we have a tray that helps to install a graphics card vertically, although the riser cable is not included.
Already to the right of the fairing, we have a tower that allows the installation of 2 units of 3.5 or 2.5 inches and another of 2.5 inches on top. To install the power supply, we must remove it, something that is not much of a problem if we do it at first, but can be annoying if we have units installed here.
Removing the front cover we can better see the 2 200mm fans which includes the chassis. These offer RGB LED lighting and a speed of up to 1000 RPM that brings its noise up to 35.5 dBA turning to the maximum. If we wish, we can choose to change them and install up to 3 120/140mm fansas well as a radiator of 360/280/240/140/120mm.
In the same way, next to the motherboard, we can install up to 3 120mm fans, as well as a triple 360mm radiator, but it does not give an option to 140mm models.
In the upper lid we can also install 3 120/140mm fans next to a radiator of 360/280/240/140/120mmso there is no shortage of possibilities in this regard.
For its part, the back side has a 120 mm RGB fan that spins at up to 1500 RPM with a sound level of 27.2 dBA.
We turn the Thermaltake View 300 MX to see how behind the motherboard we have enough space to organize the wiring, which is already quite numerous from the factory.
After the motherboard we have 2 2.5-inch drive traysas well as a small PCB that acts as fan hub and controller to control both its rotation and its RGB lighting.
Of all the chassis wiring we must highlight the USB 3.2 Gen2 header, as well as the SATA power supply for the controller and a PWM connector to control the rotation of the fans from the motherboard.
As a conclusion to the review of the Thermaltake View 300 MX we must highlight his excellent desEsports Extrasand finishes, offering great possibilities for mounting inside. we can install up to 3 triple radiators and, accordingly, plenty of fans. In addition, it includes 2 fans of 200 mm RGB and another of 120 mm RGB, perfect for just adding a triple liquid and having a very complete chassis in terms of cooling. In this sense, power opt for a mesh or tempered glass front allows maximum control of aesthetics and air flow, always to the taste of the consumer. Also, we must not forget that it allows us to place the GPU vertically and that it has a port Front USB-C 3.2 Gen2.
We can find it for sale for about 180 euro, a somewhat high price in a market full of possibilities, although few with its capacity. Perhaps the biggest but that we can put is the power supply installation system, something complicated if we have units installed in the bay tower.
|+||Excellent design, aesthetically very successful|
|+||Includes a mesh front and a glass front|
|+||Includes 3 ARGB fans|
|+||Supports up to 3 triple radiators|
|+||Allows graphics up to 400 mm|
|+||Supports heatsink up to 175mm in height|
|–||somewhat high price|
|–||It can be annoying to install the power supply|
|*||Available in white or black|
from the The Computer Tinkerer we grant him the Gold Award to chassis Thermaltake View 300 MX.