Introduction

Quick Look
Thermaltake Tsunami The Good


+ Top panel audio/USB/FireWire
+ Four 5-1/4" drive bays
+ Seven 3-1/2" drive bays (2 exposed)
+ Tool-less drive bays/expansion slots
+ Rubber HDD mounts
The Bad
- Not fully tool-less
- Lack of Internal space
- Floppy drive bays difficult to work with

Thermaltake is known for innovation. Their Xaser series has become extremely popular in the past few years as they have updated their internal and external designs to keep up with its competitors.

Once in a while, there comes a time for change. This is where Thermaltake has decided to rethink the design of their case for a different market. They come up with a design that differs from their Xaser series of cases and looks to aim it towards a younger crowd who are concerned about looks as much as features and functions.

Thermaltake introduced the Tsunami Dream line of aluminum cases to target this crowd. They have implemented a completely new look with curves and shiny paint to create a sleek feel of a fast sports car. We go into more detail as we look at Thermaltake's new innovation...

External Design
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  • Spectatohead - Friday, March 25, 2005 - link

    I have the original Audigy. I think the Audigy drive is the same. The front cover closes fine. The knobs don't seem to even touch the back of it. Of course the door has to be open to plug headphones, or anything else, into it. I have looked to see if the Audigy has a connector for an external headphone jack so I could use the top connector, but I can't find one. This is a great case. I got the plain silver version. The floppy bay is a bit funky but other than that everything else installs easily. Reply
  • bigdane - Friday, December 31, 2004 - link

    #29, Did you have any luck any finding an answer to your question? I am considering the same case with the same issue. Reply
  • yomper - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - link

    Does anybody know if there is any problem closing the front cover of the Tsunami with a SB Audigy 2 front panel installed? I haven't seen this case in the flesh yet, and am wondering if the curved bezel provides enough clearance for the volume knobs on the Audigy line's 5.25" connector panel. (I'd rather not clutter up my desk further with the external connector box of the Pro model of the Audigy 2.) Reply
  • alzheimer - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - link

    I had no problem with instaling PSU after mobo. I have one question. Is ist possible to regulate rpm of 2 12cm fans with multifunction panel? Reply
  • drunknasasin - Sunday, October 03, 2004 - link

    This case is nice, I've worked with a couple of them. The only problem that will arrise is mounting a larger Power Supply. It soon becomes a puzzle, and frustrating. Once the Power supply is mounted, the rest is easy. Reply
  • flyboy84 - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 - link

    Just got the case, it's beautiful!

    Can't wait to build the system over the weekend :-D
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  • Ringthane - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - link

    I have the case... did not install PSU until after mobo was in place. This required the top mounted USB/firewire/audio jack ports to be removed (4 screws). Probably would have needed to remove the usb ports even if I hadn't installed the mobo first (600w PSU). It was a biatch getting the PSU in, plus I broke one of the small plastic hinges on the usb cover (Thermaltake replaced FOC). It's all in now and looks great, but it is not a quiet ride.

    Front door is fine of you're not rough with it, but heh, it's a computer case not a football.
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  • treadhed - Saturday, September 11, 2004 - link

    I'm done with thermaltake. The designers of this company have got to be smoking crack, because the Xaser was the most regressive design I have ever seen as far as usability and installation is concerned. Now it is eating power supplies. Number two just went out, and I'm going to go get another case, one I can put my hands on and look at before I buy it. I will never buy a case over the internet again. I do not expect the Tsunami to be any more friendly or innovative in design. Expect the worst. Reply
  • deathwalker - Saturday, September 11, 2004 - link

    I have a real problem with cases like this...with front doors that open. I see these doors as just one more problem area....something else you can break too easily. Reply
  • GhandiInstinct - Friday, September 10, 2004 - link

    Purav, could you answer my question please? Reply

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