Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package ReviewDesja - December 1, 2008
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I will be comparing the Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Package Case against the Thermaltake Matrix, Apevia X-Telstar Jr. G Type, Thermaltake WingRS 100, and the Thermaltake M9 cases to determine if sporting a Spedo is not only more fashionable but more practical than other smaller cases, by this I mean best cooling in a range of tests. My testing will compare the CPU, GPU, chipset, and hard drive temperatures in each of these cases in degrees Celsius for both load and idle states. To ensure a level playing field, I have recorded ambient temperature at 25 degrees Celsius.
- CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
- Motherboard - Asus P5B
- RAM - 2GB Kingston PC2-5300
- Video Card - Gigabyte EN8600GT
- Power Supply - 450w
- OS - Windows XP Pro SP2
- Ambient temperature - 25 degrees Celsius
Although I would say the Thermaltake Spedo did pretty well I wouldn't say it was so much better that it justifies the price difference. I would say the fact I could lift up the heat sink on my graphics card in front of the large side panel fan helped quite a bit and having the intake fan on the back of the motherboard helped a bit with chipset temps. Over all the case is huge and I was putting it up against smaller cases. The large fans in the smaller cases moved the hot air out much more efficiently. As far as air cooling it is ok, it does have the ports on the back to provide the ability to water cool which would take this case up a notch over the others. Now let's see how things stacked up.