At the start of the year, Thermaltake introduced its Level 20 series of cases. Continuing to bolster its line-up of ARGB-clad offerings, the company has now launched six models in its new Commander C line-up, each placing emphasis on the front panel design.
The Commander C31, C32, C33, C34, C35 and C36 are all largely similar mid-tower cases, packing pre-installed dual two 200mm ARGB front fans featuring hydraulic bearing and 9 addressable LEDs that span 16.8 million-colours and support ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync and ASRock Polychrome motherboards. Their nuances come in the different mesh front panels that enable efficient airflow and showcase the illumination behind them.
Lighting is customisable with the 5V RGB switch board, allowing users to cycle through 7 different modes and a range of different colour options at the click of a button on the I/O panel. Aesthetic is important, switching out acrylic panels for 4mm thick scratch resistant tempered glass that seamlessly fits onto the side.
While the larger 200mm fans are always recommended given that they can push the same air at a slower RPM, therefore making the system quieter, users can instead opt for two 140mm or three 120mm fans at the front. There is space for two 140mm fans at the top and a single 120mm fan at the rear.
Reservoirs and power supply units up to 200mm will fit snug in the chassis, with the latter hidden underneath a PSU cover to neaten the build. Owners can pack CPU coolers up to 180mm in height and graphics cards up to 310mm in length with a reservoir and 410mm without. GPUs can also be vertically mounted thanks to the integrated riser bracket and dual PCI-E slots design.
The Commander C series will set customers back £109.90 for black variants, while white versions of the C31 and C34 aptly named “Snow” will hit the market for £113.90.
KitGuru Says: Sticking with mesh seems like a good choice given the sizeable 200mm fans. It would be a waste to limit airflow. Which of the Commander C series is your favourite?