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Using the Segotep T1 Full-Tower Gaming PC Case (with USB-C, tempered glass) (2024)

My thoughts on the Segotep T1 Full-Tower Case: From design and build quality to cooling performance and expansion capabilities.
Sid Metcalfe

Cartesian Mathematics Foundation


December 12, 2023


The Segotep T1 Full-Tower Case was sent to our office recently and I’ve spent some substantial time testing it out. With a range of features from a vertical GPU mount to a tempered glass side panel, this case has a lot to offer. It’s been interesting to see how it handles everything from build quality to cable management and cooling.


Property Value Property Value
Brand Segotep Case Type Full Tower
Recommended Uses For Product Gaming, Business Color T1-Black
Material Tempered Glass Power Supply Mounting Type Rear Mount
Cooling Method Air Model Name Phoenix T1
Light Color Black Item Weight 21.69 Pounds


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Design Elegance and Build Quality

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The design of the Segotep T1 Full-Tower Case caught my eye from the moment I unboxed it. Boasting a vertical GPU mount, this case makes a statement on any desk, showcasing your hardware in all its glory. I’ve always been wary of GPU sag, but the T1 puts these concerns to rest with this feature. Here’s a quick rundown from my perspective:


  • Vertical GPU mount prevents sag and displays graphic cards prominently.

  • Sleek 0.7mmSPCC transparent glass side panel enhances visibility of internal components.

  • Spacious Open interior comfortably fits larger E-ATX motherboards.

  • Substantial room for future upgrades and modifications.


  • The case’s considerable size may be challenging for smaller workspaces.

  • Excludes cooling fans, necessitating additional purchases.

When it comes to the build quality, the sturdy steel frame provides reassurance that this case is built to last. It has a certain heft to it, which I appreciate in a premium chassis—it feels like it can stand the test of time. The silver accent detailing on the front panel is a nice touch, exuding a sense of class.

I have to mention that the 0.7mm SPCC glass side panel is both a pro and a con. While it showcases your components beautifully, it does add extra weight. And while we’re discussing glass, the tool-free design for this side panel is a godsend for someone like me who often tinkers with the internals.

Regarding the overall design’s functionality, I’m impressed by the thoughtful touches such as the dust-proof design with pull-out filters and the professional cable management solutions. The I/O port storage box is such a clever inclusion—a small detail that goes a long way in keeping my setup looking tidy.

One design decision that may need reconsideration is the placement and sizing of certain cutouts and mounts, as a few reviewers have noted. While I understand that no case can account for all builds, a little more clearance around key areas could make it even more accommodating to a wider array of components.

Despite its minor drawbacks, the Segotep T1 strikes an impressive balance between form and function. It’s not only a case that you’d be proud to display, but it’s also one that you can count on for a solid build foundation. For those in the market for a full-tower case that looks as good as it performs, this case should definitely be in the conversation.

Installation Ease and Cable Management

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When setting up my new Segotep T1, the focus was on a no-fuss installation, and I wasn’t disappointed. Right off the bat, here’s what stood out:

  • Spacious interior: The ample room made it a cakewalk to fit in all the components.

  • Routing options: Plenty of cutouts and grommeted holes for clean cable runs.

  • Cable management: Velcro straps and a behind-the-tray chamber kept everything tidy.

However, it’s not all smooth sailing. The absence of pre-installed fans meant I had to factor in extra time and expense to select and fit appropriate cooling fans.

The roomy interior with a generous clearance was like a breath of fresh air, allowing me to effortlessly install even the beefiest of GPUs and coolers without breaking a sweat. Especially convenient was the vertical GPU mount—a neat feature that showcases the graphics card and spares it from the usual gravity-induced sag.

Cable management, often the bane of builders, was a treat. A well-designed layout with ample routing holes aligned perfectly with the motherboard cutouts, releasing me from the usual tangle of cables. The provided Velcro fasteners were a simple yet effective tool, easing the cables into an orderly setup behind the motherboard tray, making adjustments and swaps hassle-free.

A minor hiccup occurred while working with the rubber grommets—they felt a bit flimsy, and I feared they might give way sooner than expected. This didn’t quite match the case’s overall robust feel, but with careful handling, they performed their function adequately.

The top-mounted I/O ports threw me a curveball. While easily accessible and well-equipped, their orientation meant that extra cable length was necessary to avoid tension on the plugs, especially if you plan to frequently move your case. It’s a manageable issue, though, and one that doesn’t diminish the overall positive build experience.

Practicality soared with the I/O port storage box on top, which filed away external wirings with ease. This smart addition, symbolizing the case’s design intelligence, allowed me to keep the external look uncluttered and professional, mirroring the clean inside.

In short, the Segotep T1 nailed the ease of installation and offered a cable management system that any builder would appreciate. Despite a couple of design choices that challenge the standards—like the rubber grommets and no pre-installed fans—the overall functionality makes it a delight. This case didn’t just house my PC; it elevated the entire building process into an unexpected pleasure.

Cooling Efficiency and Dust Management

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When assessing the cooling efficiency and dust management of the Segotep T1 case, I immediately noticed the focus on airflow. Let me break down my findings:

  • Airflow Configuration: The support for up to seven case fans offers diverse cooling options. You can strategically place fans to balance the intake and exhaust, minimizing hotspots and ensuring efficient cooling.

  • Dust Filtration: The presence of dust filters at the top and bottom of the case is a godsend. It’s a simple pull-out design, thus cleaning them is hassle-free.

  • Radiator Support: With the capability to mount up to two 360mm radiators, the case provides substantial headroom for high-end water cooling setups.

The T1’s design allows for optimal air circulation, thanks to the spacious internal layout which prevents components from feeling cramped. I’ve been pleased to see that even under prolonged gaming sessions, my hardware stays cool. The temperatures remain stable, which is a testament to the case’s effective airflow pathways.

I highly appreciate the pull-out dustproof filters, which are easy to maintain. Anyone who’s battled with dust accumulation inside a PC will understand why I stress this point. Keeping your internals clean not only helps maintain performance but also extends the life of your components. It’s the extras, like the magnetic dust proof net on the front, that make regular cleaning less of a chore and more of a simple, routine check.

However, I must point out a couple of drawbacks. While the case is designed to accommodate several fans, it’s worth noting that these fans are not included, which means additional expenses and time to pick the suitable ones for your build. Moreover, the space for a vertical GPU is slightly restrictive. My larger card fits, but it’s a snug fit, and I wonder if future, even more, massive cards will struggle.

So yes, while this case isn’t perfect, it meets most of my expectations. It provides generous room for an all-around cooling system whether you’re an air-cooling aficionado or a water-cooling enthusiast. And regarding dust, which is the bane of any PC, the filters do a commendable job. The exclusion of fans might be a minor inconvenience, but it also leaves room for customization, allowing you to outfit your build with fans that match your performance and noise preferences. Overall, for keeping things cool and clean, the Segotep T1 is a strong contender in the full-tower category.

Expansion Potential and Compatibility

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When considering a PC case like the Segotep T1, expansion potential and compatibility are usually at the top of my checklist. Having ample space for different components is critical, especially for a build that may evolve over time. In my experience, the T1 caters well to those needs, supporting a wide range of motherboard form factors, including:

  • ATX

  • Micro-ATX

  • Mini-ITX

This variety means you’re not boxed in with a single motherboard size, which is a huge plus for future upgrades or swaps. The case is a haven for those with high-end, bulky graphics cards. With up to a generous 345mm of clearance, most modern GPUs slide in without a hitch. However, I have noticed that cards with larger, more robust cooling solutions, particularly the 3-fan varieties, could push the spatial limits. It’s something to keep an eye on if you’re considering the beefiest cards on market.

For those with a plethora of drives, the T1 may present a mixed bag. While there’s a strong array for SSDs, I’ve felt the need for a couple more hard drive bays, especially for users like me who may want to migrate an older array of drives into this new chassis.

Another consideration is the placement of motherboard ports on top of the case due to the 90-degree rotation for the vertical GPU mount. It’s a smart design choice but can present a slight challenge if your cables aren’t long enough, as there’s a bit of a stretch to the case’s top-mounted I/O.

Here’s a quick rundown:


  • Supports various motherboard sizes for great compatibility

  • Ample space for large GPUs

  • Future-proof design for upgrades


  • Limited hard drive bays which can be a letdown for users with extensive storage needs

  • Top-mounted I/O ports could require longer cables, potentially adding to the cost and setup time

  • Tight fit for the chunkiest 3-fan GPUs

In hindsight, the T1 is a commendable case that mostly hits the mark for an enthusiast eager to combine aesthetic flair with functional expansion. My experience has been largely positive, though not without the need to make a few minor adjustments due to the constraints mentioned. If you’re contemplating a build around this case, it’s worth considering these points to ensure a smooth build process that aligns with your long-term PC aspirations.