Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB: The Cooling Champion Arrives

The TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB chassis, which ASUS unveiled today, simplifies the process of assembling a high-performance computer with excellent cooling. The GT302 ARGB redefines expectations for a mainstream case. It comes ready for excellent cooling right out of the box, is equipped for broad compatibility with high-performance components, and is intelligently crafted inside and out for a simple PC DIY experience.

Excellent cooling straight out of the package

TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB offers exceptional cooling performance with four pre-installed 140 x 28 mm fans
(Image credit to ASUS) TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB offers exceptional cooling performance with four pre-installed 140 x 28 mm fans

To achieve a superb balance between performance and silent operation, most PC builders spend a lot of money on cooling. As soon as the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB is taken out of its package, it provides customers with an excellent base for advanced cooling. The front panel is the initial part of this, with its primary goal being to optimize airflow efficiency.

It is made of a high-porosity, wide-open square-type mesh that allows a lot of fresh air to enter a PC. The chassis is cooled by four 140 mm ARGB case fans that come pre-installed. These fans have a depth of 28 mm, making them very thick. These silent, high-performance fans provide up to 3 mmH2O of static pressure and 115 CFM of airflow.

There is enough space on the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB for the installation of a sizable 360 mm liquid cooling radiator. The radiator is simple to install and maintain since the top panel is completely removable.

Broad compatibility

The inability of certain mid-tower chassis to fit bigger components might be a hindrance for builders that have a preference for high-end GPUs.

The TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB offers a plethora of possibilities. A graphics card up to 407 mm long may be installed horizontally using its two-way PCIe mount. That duration is sufficient to manage even the powerful ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090. A user may install cards up to 125 mm thick if they want to do so in a vertical arrangement.

Additionally, larger motherboards are an option. Motherboards as big as 12 x 10.9-inch E-ATX boards may be accommodated with the GT302 ARGB. Alternatively, the GT302 ARGB‘s adaptable storage drive mounts make it simple for customers to add a wide variety of storage drives. Users may install an HDD and an SSD simultaneously with each of these brackets, using just two brackets to combine two 2.5-inch SSDs and two 3.5-inch HDDs.

All set for the BTF build

Thanks to new motherboards that conceal their ports on the back rather than the front, users can effortlessly assemble a PC that tucks the wires out of sight for a clean aesthetic thanks to the new ASUS ecosystem of Back-To-The-Future (BTF) PC components. With a BTF motherboard, most common DIY PC parts will function, but users will need a chassis that is compatible. In addition to being compatible with normal motherboards, the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB motherboard tray has the necessary cutouts to provide access to the connections on a BTF motherboard.

Users will enjoy the wide range of cable management choices even if they decide against purchasing the GT302 ARGB for a BTF design. A generous 37 mm is set up for cable routing. Two sets of cables may be easily routed thanks to the cable grommet bar’s three big straps. In addition, the eight-pin CPU wire is routed with the assistance of three tiny clips on the back side panel.

Simple construction tasks

The TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB simplifies the process of assembling a PC in several ways, some of which include its removable top panel, broad component compatibility, and cable management choices. The tool-free side panels make even basic internal component access simple. Additionally, a single front I/O header on the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB allows you to connect all of your wires at once.

TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB features a front panel USB 20Gbps (Type-C)
(Image credit to ASUS) TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB features a front panel USB 20Gbps (Type-C)

Easy access to the internet

Conveniences provided by the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB case extend far beyond the construction procedure. Additionally, it is made for comfortable daily usage. Connecting a headset and other devices is simple because to the front panel’s abundance of connections. The front USB Type-C connector is wired for speed; to access extraordinary transfer rates, add a motherboard with a USB 20 Gbps Type-C header.

Simple design with two hues

TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB features interchangeable side panels
(Image credit to ASUS) TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB features interchangeable side panels 
 

Some chassis choices command attention with their audacious, bombastic looks. Some people are happy to let the other elements of a construction steal the spotlight. This second route is followed by the TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB. Its simple design is easy to combine with almost any component available on the market because to its regular geometry and clean lines.

There are two color options for the GT302 ARGB: black and white. The GT302 ARGB utilizes white cables for the case fans and front I/O, in contrast to other rival white models that use the same wires and cables as their black counterparts, giving consumers a more unified and harmonious appearance. The detachable side panels allow customers to customize the appearance of their PC with any color choice. Users may place one panel, which has a tempered glass window, and the other, which has mesh, on either side of the chassis.

ASUS TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB Specifications

Motherboard CompatibilityE-ATX (up to 12″ x 10.9″), ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Dimensions235 x 520 x 485 mm
MaterialsSteel, Tempered Glass, ABS Plastic
I/O Ports2 x USB 5 Gbps
 1 x USB 20 Gbps (Type-C)
 1 x Headphone + Microphone
3.5″/2.5″ Drive Bays2
2.5″ Drive Bays2
Expansion Slots8
Vertical Expansion Slots3
Maximum GPU Length407 mm
Maximum CPU Cooler Height165 mm
Maximum PSU Length220 mm
Radiator CompatibilityFront: 140 / 280 mm
 Top: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360 mm
 Rear: 120 / 140 mm
Cooling SupportFront: 3 x 140 mm
 Top: 3 x 140 mm / 3 x 120 mm
 Rear: 1 x 140 mm / 1 x 120 mm
Pre-installed FansFront: 3 x 140 mm ARGB PWM Fan
 Rear: 1 x 140 mm ARGB PWM Fan
Removable Dust FiltersFront / Top / Bottom
Cable Routing37 mm
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