Thermaltake Spedo Advance Chassis
So how well did the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis perform in today's review?
First and foremost, I must say that the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis is like no other Thermaltake case that I have ever used before. The Thermaltake Spedo is extremely easy to work with and installing hardware in it was an absolute breeze. The reduction in weight over previous chassis's from Thermaltake is also a welcome addition.
The Thermaltake Spedo Advance overall is a well manufactured chassis, even though there is quite an amount of plastic included. However I do have some concerns about the Advanced Thermal Chamber inclusion. Today's testing has clearly shown that for the most part, A.T.C is ineffective around the CPU area, and at times it even produces worse results than if the system didn't use it in the first place. However, should you use the additional 120mm fan on the adjustable FanBar, the temperatures are significantly better.
Chassis noise was a concern too as it really is quite loud. Thermaltake may have better success in addressing the noise isue by replacing the small plastic vents on the outside of the side panel with a modders mesh type material, but again dust intrusion then becomes an issue.
All things considered, the Thermaltake Spedo Advance is a worthwhile contender for your dollar, and is definitely worthy of a decent look. It provides good cooling performance and equally good looks, and for those who frequent LAN's it's not going to be a back-breaker. MSRP for the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis is a cool US$243.00, and US198.00 for the Spedo chassis.
Let's have a look at the break-down:
+ Cooling performance
+ Tool-less design is probably the best of any Thermaltake chassis
+ Ease of use
+ Great cable routing possibilities
* Advanced Thermal Chamber is a little flawed
- Nothing to report
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