To test out the Thermaltake Spedo Advance Chassis we had installed an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi, Sapphire Radeon HD 4850, 2GB of OCZ memory, an OCZ EliteXStream power supply, Sony DVD-RW, and a Western Digital 160GB SATA hard drive.
With the Advance Thermal Chamber 3 and Cable Routing Management 3, this is actually one of the most complex enthusiast cases to work with. Removing the plastic pieces that make up the Advance Thermal Chamber 3 isn't exactly difficult, but reinstalling it can be a bit awkward and cumbersome. On the other hand, the Cable Routing Management 3 system on the opposite side of the motherboard tray had worked out fairly well for organizing the various cables.
Aside from the obstacles with the Advance Thermal Chamber 3, installing all of the hardware into the Spedo Advance Chassis was easy and straightforward.
For years Thermaltake has been regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of computer cases aimed at gamers and enthusiasts, and with the introduction of the Spedo Advance Chassis, it reaffirms their position and shows they can continue producing original cases with new features. Managing the Advance Thermal Chamber 3 system is not exactly quick and easy, and with dual 230mm fans and room for up to eight fans total this case is not exactly quiet, but aside from those attributes this is a well-built and well-designed ATX enclosure. On the plus side this case offers plenty of room, excellent airflow, tool-free features (permitting you view that as a positive), and has great cable management capabilities. At the time of writing the Thermaltake Spedo is retailing for about $200 USD and the Spedo Advance Chassis will set you back $250, though still isn't as expensive as the SilverStone Temjin TJ10.
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Phoronix Product Rating: 8 / 10