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  • Sadasius - Friday, January 30, 2009 - link

    Nice review! I am wondering very badly actually who makes that contact switch at the bottom of the case for the fan on the side door. I need one pretty badly to hide some wiring in a new build with two 250mm fans on the side door. Would love to hide the wiring with this switch. Please and thanks. Already contacted Thermaltake and they will not sell me the switch but are more then happy to sell me the whole case. Reply
  • alexopth69 - Thursday, January 08, 2009 - link

    I would like very much to know the temperatures with side door open Reply
  • v12v12 - Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - link

    testing123 Reply
  • v12v12 - Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - link

    Bah this is nothing but an overpriced server box, masquerading as a "desktop" that's all these "large" boxes are. And the lemmings will leap off the cliff to pwn one! BTX? LLMFAO that ANTIQUATED and FAILED intex attempt at changing the ATX market? It's long proven INEFFICIENT Vs ATX designs. What a joke: PSU at the bottom = more dust, requires LONG ass cables, horrible cable management, upside down PSU = sucking even more dust and grime collected at the bottom of the case. TERRIBLE hardware placement for water pumps and other items that would normally sit at the bottom of an ATX case.

    And the price: Yes noobs will continue to buy cheaply produced boxes for top dollar b/c it looks cool. $100 for a box made from scrap yard quality "alloy?" Geesh when is it going to stop?! Do I want one, CERTAINLY... IF it's below $90 + tax.
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  • Strid - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - link

    Are the graphs supposed to say "Room temperature - lower is better"? :-P

    I have a really cold room, is that good? Soory, not very important, but still ... fun, lol.
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  • Zak - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - link

    There is a cheaper version of this case too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    Unpainted interior and plain side panel, no window, just cutouts for two 12cm fans and I'm not sure about the top fan.

    Z.
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  • theartofcreation - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    its good to see that at long last there is a windowd case ont he market where they designers have remembered to paint the inside of the case too! - i always ojected paying a fortune for a windowed case only to have it sowing off all the unpainted metal inside Reply
  • Zak - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    Nice case. I like the black interior:) I guess 3 more hard drives can be installed all the way on the bottom, below the two hard drive cages. But 3rd cage would be nice. I think I'll go with the Antec Twelvehundred though.

    Z.
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  • aaronfmd - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    Accoustic Noise Graph "Y" axis is labled wrong. Otherwise, thanks for the great article. Reply
  • GiantPandaMan - Monday, January 05, 2009 - link

    Naming a computer gadget similarly to a company that's known for tiny banana holders...yeah, bad marketing. Reply
  • 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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