Thermaltake Spedo Advance Chassis

Test Setup

Test Setup
In order to test the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis I have used a standard set of hardware. The hardware has been listed below:
Hardware setup
During testing I want to predominantly assess the effectiveness of the Thermaltake Advanced Thermal Chamber (A.T.C) on the main components of the system above. Furthermore, we will be looking at how much noise the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis emits during testing.
During the (A.T.C) testing I will be taking temperature measurements from the PSU, GPU, CPU and HDD areas of the chassis using a Scythe Kama Meter and four thermal probes. Idle and load temperatures will be taken with and without the Advanced Thermal Chamber baffling in the case. Idle temperatures will be taken 20 minutes after the computer has been turned on to allow temperatures to acclimatise, and load temperatures will be taken 30 minutes after playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Ambient temperatures during testing ranged from 26.8 - 27.2 deg Celsius.
Noise readings will be taken approximately 30cm's away from the chassis, and again noise readings will be taken with and without the Thermaltake (A.T.C) baffling. This will give us an idea as to how noisy the chassis is and whether the (A.T.C) baffling has any effect on case noise. All fans have been connected to 4-pin molex connectors on the power supply instead of the motherboard in order to prevent the motherboard controlling fan speed by PWM.
Let's head over the page to see the results...
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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2008, 05:53:47

Could the Spedo Advance chassis be the best case that Thermaltake has produced?

Check out the review to see what we think of itQuote

17-09-2008, 06:10:19

Nice review guys. Very thorough.

However the case leaves a bit to be desired by the look of it. The Thermal areas thing clearly doesn't work and 50 something decibels is really obnoxiously loud. The looks are fairly subjective so I won't comment, aside from saying it has quite a nice industrial look (from the pics...maybe not in the flesh).

I have concerns over the screwless expansion card connectors and the use of plastic. Another thing I dislike is the placement of the PSU and the use of louvres not of mesh.

I like the idea of the plastic squares on the back of the mobo, but at the end day it is only wire you are covering up. I also notice they've changed the thumbscrews on the back of the case...the worst feature of the Xaser VI

Speaking from experience with Thermaltake cases, they are not as bad as they used to be and while they lack the finish of Lian li, they aren't as bad as everyone says. Still wouldn't buy this one though.Quote

17-09-2008, 06:26:54

the xaser and the armor+ are still the best made thermaltake cases out there to my opinion. and these 2 are in par with cooler master cases to, wich is good. but it is true that lian li is still be best branch for cases, becouse of the finishes they have on their cases, but it also comes with a big price ofcource.Quote

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