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Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Case

Former staff writer    -   April 5, 2007


Closer Look:

Fluids:

When dealing with a liquid cooling system, there will of course be fluids involved that will be used for cooling. Caution: these fluids are usually toxic, not only to humans, but to animals also. Many of them are sweet smelling and contain Ethylene Glycol, which “is an alcohol with two -OH groups (a diol), a chemical compound widely used as an automotive antifreeze. In its pure form, it is an odorless, colorless, syrupy liquid with a sweet taste. Ethylene glycol is toxic, and its accidental ingestion should be considered a medical emergency.”

Being a Firefighter/Paramedic, I am aware of the many precautions needed to take when dealing with toxic chemicals or hazardous materials. So when using anything that can be harmful, I take the utmost care and always refer to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Before using an item, the MSDS will tell me exactly what the product is, what hazards are related and other measures to take when dealing with the material. Thermaltake has been nice enough to provide me with their MSDS sheet on the cooling liquid that is included with the case. ("MSDS")

Two bottles of coolant are supplied, both of which contain 500cc of fluid.


Since there is a blowhole at the top of the case, a 90mm fan is supplied. It comes with its own bracket for easy installation. You might be wondering how the PSU is secured. The answer is that there is a bracket supplied that attaches to the case after you install the PSU.


This case truly has a plethora of components; I’m glad that it comes with an installation manual. Even though I have built liquid cooling systems before, each one is different. The waterblocks are not all shaped the same and the pumps and radiators are different sizes and attach to the tubing in various ways.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued (The Case)
  3. Closer Look Continued (Working Components)
  4. Closer Look Continued (Liquid Cooling)
  5. Closer Look Continued (Fluids and Fans)
  6. Installation
  7. Installation Continued (Liquid Cooling System)
  8. Specifications and Features
  9. Testing
  10. Testing Continued (Temperatures)
  11. Testing Continued (Motherboard and CPU)
  12. Testing Continued (Case Temperatures)
  13. Testing Continued (Air Flow)
  14. Testing Continued ( Inside Air Flow)
  15. Conclusion
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