Introduction

Thermaltake has been around for quite a while now; ever since the first Xaser chassis came out, people knew where to look first if they fancied extreme case designs that come in big size. Each of the high-end brands from today needs to have a flagship chassis that comes with the most and best features available. Previously the Xaser series filled this gap for Thermaltake, but today Xaser is more like a normal mid tower. Spedo (Ed: yes, that's Spedo and not Speedo -- trademarks, you know) is the new lion in the cage and we will be examining it today to see how it compares to the other towers we have tested.


The Spedo with the Advanced Package has a massive appearance and an awful lot of drive bays, including all the necessary covers for the drive bays. There are twelve bays/covers but Thermaltake still manages to keep the design simple and sleek. It looks similar to the previously examined Cosmos S with this pseudo-robot style derived from science-fiction movies. One of the features is A.T.C.3 (Advanced Thermal Chamber), a system that is supposed to separate the different cooling zones within the PC. Another feature is C.R.M.3 (Cable Routing Management) which is actually really helpful.

Specifications and Installation
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  • marc1000 - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    it looks to me that, by the fan sizes and position, this chassis will have negative air pressure (sum the 80mm or 120mm fan of the PSU).

    It would be great to see other chassis tested with positive air pressure, I have not read the full article yet (I'm on page 2) but could you guys consider testing it? I guess that by turning off the 2 120mm back exaust fans the air pressure on this case would be minimally positive, but a better way may exist.
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  • marc1000 - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    read the last page. how about turning that 230mm top exaust in an INTAKE fan and leave all others untouched? also do not install the ATC3 and then do a quick check on the temperatures of the GPU's. it's only a suggestion, tough... :) Reply
  • gungan3 - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    Those look like 8800 ultras to me :S Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    Yes, changed it. Thanks. Reply

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