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Hardware Thermaltake Spedo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 5 Dec 2008.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/12/05/thermaltake-spedo/1

    Today we're taking a look at Thermaltake's new high performance chassis the Spedo. With a ton of high end features, a customisable thermal chamber system and more fans than Man United, we take a look to see if the Spedo is plastic fantastic or pound land bargain bin.

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  2. Matticus

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    Wow, what the heck is going on? Every time a new case comes out it either looks like ass or is rubbish, or both, or costs the earth.

    What is wrong with a sleek, simple and affordable cases?

    I am in the market for a new case but there is nothing that appeals to me doesn't cost £150.
     
  3. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    whoever thinks this case looks classy needs to be shot.

    me stares at the reviewer.

    matticus, get a p182, which this is basically a **** fugly copy of.
     
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  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Ugly cheap looking Plastic crap for 125£?

    No thanks, I don't mind paying a lot for a case, but then it a) better look good b) alu all the way c) be from a manufacturer you dont have to be ashamed of owning his products.

    Translate as: Still nothing out there that can compete with Lian Li, Silverstone and some of the Coolermaster Cases in my opinion.
     
  5. Caliber

    Caliber New Member

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    Wow, the cheapiness of the looks nearly surpasses its ridiculous name, great accomplishment id say.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Very fair ratings. It doesn't match up to other, superior cases though.
     
  7. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    Thermaltake is using rubbish fans - it's always better to replace them. We had to change fans on every single thermaltake case we sold because some time later our customers were complaining about strange/loud noise comming out of their case(most of them were HTPCs). Fans Thermaltake use are completely oposite to quality of their cases.

    How many things were broken during making this review? Handle broke, ATC broke, retention clips broke...
     
  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    looks like tat, is named like tat and surprise surprise - IS tat.

    i have to say i dont agree with the reviewer in the slightest, this is one of the ugliest cases i have ever seen. having said that i'll bet this will sell in spades in the US where for some reason this cheap plastic look and feel seems to be desirable
     
  9. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It's really not bad looking front on - very similar to a cosmos tbh. The rest of the case though isn't exactly a looker.
     
  10. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    they've used the weird half door thingys like on the armour. i guess if you like the friont just get one of them
     
  11. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Hate to pile on Thermaltake too, but good god... It seems like they never actually quite put out anything good, no matter what they do. Honestly, the only Tt case I actually liked was the SwordM, but that was only after Bill O. hacked it up and molded it into something beyond awesome.

    Oh well, moving on.
     
  12. Anakha

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    I'd like to see the results for this thing with it's cheapo plastic plates in. It's supposed to be a "Killer" feature, so let's see just how badly it hurts performance.
     
  13. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    lian-li pc-71, lancool k7, antec p180, antec 900, all fairly simple, classically styled cases. i don't think anybody could have expected this thermaltake to be anything but what it is.
     
  14. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    What's wrong with it? I think it looks nice...
     
  15. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    P.s I just looked at the pictures didn't bother reading.
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Thanks but no thanks that thing is ugly
     
  17. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Looks like, of not uglier, than a Ford Mustang.

    That cooler matches well; Orange on/in black looks fabulous.

    And was the build quality really that bad? Some of those interior photos give the impression of sturdy gunmetal steel.
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Reading this review makes me feel a lot better about my CM590.
     
  19. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    The actual core of the chassis is pretty good quality... it's all the plastic crap that Thermaltake has used for the hard drive caddies, trim, etc, etc that brings the quality right down because it just falls apart in your hands. Some of the case trim was falling off when we removed the case from the box, for example.
     
  20. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    A plastic looking case named after swimwear and costs £125? Thanks, but no thanks.

    Lian Li for me.
     

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