Thermaltake Spedo Advance Chassis

Test Results

Test Results
 
With the Advanced Thermal Chamber baffling removed from around the PSU, GPU and CPU area, we can see just how well the Thermaltake Spedo Advance chassis does at cooling the components.
 
Idle temp chart with ATC
 
 We can see a slight increase in the temperature around the CPU cooler, which is to be expected during load conditions.
 
Load temp chart without ATC
 
 With the A.T.C baffling put back into the case, we now see a rise in the temperature around the CPU area. This could more than likely be attributed to the fact that the Advanced Thermal Chamber effectively blocks off a substantial amount of cool air coming in from the side panel's 230mm fan.
 
Isle temp chart with ATC
 
...And the temperatures around the CPU cooler don't get any better at load. Throwing the spare 120mm fan into the adjustable FanBar did see a reduction in the CPU area temperatures, but it does mean that you now have additional case noise to contend with.
 
Load temp chart with ATC
 
Chassis noise was quite considerable during the testing phase, and the biggest culprit was the 230mm fan on the side panel. The problem seems to be exacerbated by the fact that the 230mm fan has to draw air through a series of small vents in the side panel, and then has to force a bulk of the air through the louvres in the GPU baffling.
 
Noise chart
 
Without the A.T.C baffling, the chassis noise dropped a little according to our noise meter.
 
All things considered though, the Thermaltake Spedo Advance gave a very reasonable account for itself. Let's head over the page to see how it all gets summarised in the conclusion...
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17-09-2008, 05:53:47

PV5150
Could the Spedo Advance chassis be the best case that Thermaltake has produced?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...110532269s.jpg

Check out the review to see what we think of itQuote

17-09-2008, 06:10:19

Diablo
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

Robert
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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