Thermaltake Spedo Advance Chassis


Conclusion Thermaltake Spedo Advance
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:
The Good
+ Cooling performance
+ Weight
+ Tool-less design is probably the best of any Thermaltake chassis
+ Design
+ Ease of use
+ Great cable routing possibilities
The Mediocre
* Noisy
* Advanced Thermal Chamber is a little flawed
The Bad
- Nothing to report
OC3D Recommended Award OC3D Value for Money award would like to thank Thermaltake for making today's review possible
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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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