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Old 05-29-2005, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thermaltake Kandalf, Good or bad?

My office faces the side of the building where the sun sets. As a result, the room gets much warmer in the afternoon at which point the fans in my PC kick in and get really loud.

I've read a lot about the Thermaltake Kandalf. Specifically that it is very good with cooling and relatively quiet.

I was thinking of purchasing it, but decided to see what other thought first.

I've got a
- P4 3.2
- CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB)
- 3 SATA hard drives
- ATI Radeon 9800XT
- Sound Blaster Audigy 2
- plus the usual (floppy, CD/DVD, etc.)

My current case is a "RAIDMAX ATX-868WUP Blue Steel Gaming Case Computer Case 420W Power Supply"

I've got a fan in each of the available slots of the raidmax case.

You can see the fan locations here:
http://images10.newegg.com/productim...156-137-07.JPG

and here
http://images10.newegg.com/productim...156-137-06.JPG

I use graphics intensive programs and have been known to play a game or two.
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Old 05-29-2005, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Before you buy anything, I would cut a hole in the case where each of the fans are. Those tiny holes are so restricting. That would drop your temps, im sure of it.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a great case, get that baby yo.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Codeine, can you be more specific?

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Old 05-29-2005, 04:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I suggest getting the Thermaltake Kandalf case. Does that help.. : )
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Its good, but way overpriced
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Explain "good".

One of my main needs is for it to be quiet.

Thanks!

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then get a water cooled system, there is always going to be fan noise
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any idea why NewEgg has different prices for what seems to be the same case (other than color)?

THERMALTAKE Kandalf VA9000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133152
$185.50

THERMALTAKE Kandalf VA9000SWA Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133153
$220.50
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Just get some stealth 80mm fans.
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