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Eh, I don't care. Not going to hold a grudge against a company. Anyone can pop up with a good product at any time and I'm all for what works well, regardless of who makes it.

This. If anything, being grumpy of the past only makes the present worse smile.gif
   
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post #12 of 55
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Thermaltrash
Disregard this, I forgo progress.
Fix'd
ThermalTake used to be THE pinnacle of computer enthusiast gear, you should not forget that. Other companies came along and pushed the envelope and TT fell behind. They jumped into markets with both feet that other mainstream companies hadn't even bothered with and their lack of expertise in those fields showed greatly. They produced some poor watercooling gear, and some sub-par niche products. But their power supplies and cases have never been less than "mid-range" some of them even being the underdog of the competition and rising above the rest. In recent years TT has started to progress toward their old crown - don't be so hasty to judge.

Sincerely,
An ex-thermaltake fan.

I will agree that TT has made some shoddy products here and there in a desperate attempt at gaining lost ground, but let's be honest, some of their newer stuff has been pretty impressive. And almost everything they have ever made has been fairly priced. I used to be a TT fanboy, and that died when they took a dive off the deep end into liquid cooling, they fell way behind the power curve there... but up until then they were damned fine cases and power supplies. I think we may yet again see a day when one could be proud to own a thermaltake.

Case looks very good:
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model_gallery.aspx?id=C_00001978

Issues I can see from the surface:
  • Poor cable management.
  • Likely flimsy tool-less system
  • Poor liquid cooling compatibility
  • Odd fan placement and spacing
  • Odd window

I would rather one of the NEW TT Soprano'sthough if priced similarly... if I wanted to go with a TT case, unfortunately nothing they make fits my new bill - high density. (fitting a full ATX rig into a MATX sized case, with liquid cooling.. not many products fit that bill.)
Edited by Xaero252 - 3/4/13 at 1:30am
    
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post #13 of 55
Quoting someone else - "ThermalTacky". I like the looks of this case though.
post #14 of 55
doesn't look bad, assuming the price is budget-oriented. if i had to spend 30 bucks on a case, this would be it, but since it has 2 nice fans, possible 40. I think beyond 60 is a big no-no, only because you can get a good lian li on sale at that price range.
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Lets not forget the AMD side. (This is a case thread, please don't open the nvidia-amd gates of hell.)

Too late! At least HD6990s don't go around catching on fire after drive updates!
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Oh boy, I'm gonna need a flame retardant suit.
    
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post #17 of 55
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Issues I can see from the surface:
  • Poor cable management.
  • Likely flimsy tool-less system
  • Poor liquid cooling compatibility
  • Odd fan placement and spacing
  • Odd window

Considering this case will retail on the 70$ mark... I don't think you'll get any better than this! Sure they could have cut out the holes marked on the tray, but still... It has a floating tray so you can get the cables sorted, and it has ziptie clips so you can still route your cables decently on the back thumb.gif
   
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post #18 of 55
Thermaltake are alright, i don't like a lot of their cases, well this one seems nice.
I had 2 power supplies previously, tough powers and they were good units.
Also before i discovered mechanical keyboards, a Challenger Pro with the little fan on it, haha.
    
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post #19 of 55
looks very sharp i think...
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post #20 of 55
I'd like to say that I really didn't enjoy working in the mid tower thermaltake case I had to use once. That being said, I do think their more recent cases look better, but still not worth the money imo. This case looks like my haf912 but worse.
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