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Thermaltake Spedo

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Matticus 5th December 2008, 10:58 Quote
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.
iggy 5th December 2008, 11:02 Quote
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.
naokaji 5th December 2008, 11:27 Quote
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.
Caliber 5th December 2008, 12:05 Quote
Wow, the cheapiness of the looks nearly surpasses its ridiculous name, great accomplishment id say.
kenco_uk 5th December 2008, 12:19 Quote
Very fair ratings. It doesn't match up to other, superior cases though.
Kúsař 5th December 2008, 12:40 Quote
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...
[PUNK] crompers 5th December 2008, 12:45 Quote
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
Baz 5th December 2008, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by crompers
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

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.
[PUNK] crompers 5th December 2008, 14:13 Quote
they've used the weird half door thingys like on the armour. i guess if you like the friont just get one of them
E.E.L. Ambiense 5th December 2008, 17:44 Quote
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.
Anakha 5th December 2008, 20:50 Quote
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.
notatoad 5th December 2008, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Matticus
Every time a new case comes out it either looks like ass or is rubbish, or both, or costs the earth. I am in the market for a new case but there is nothing that appeals to me doesn't cost £150.

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.
DorkSterr 6th December 2008, 03:19 Quote
What's wrong with it? I think it looks nice...
DorkSterr 6th December 2008, 03:20 Quote
P.s I just looked at the pictures didn't bother reading.
The_Beast 6th December 2008, 05:08 Quote
Thanks but no thanks that thing is ugly
Amon 6th December 2008, 05:46 Quote
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.
IanW 6th December 2008, 06:00 Quote
Reading this review makes me feel a lot better about my CM590.
Tim S 6th December 2008, 07:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Amon
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.

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.
Pookeyhead 6th December 2008, 12:51 Quote
A plastic looking case named after swimwear and costs £125? Thanks, but no thanks.

Lian Li for me.
Slyr7.62 6th December 2008, 20:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
Reading this review makes me feel a lot better about my CM590.

I mostly like my CM690, besides the cheap and hard to use way of removing the front (plastic) panel and I had to mod the 3.5" converter to hold my HDD up in the 5.25" bays(I took out the "tool-less" HDD cage). I also have a new Antec 300. If I could go back, I'd use a 300 primarily, now going to paint the 300 black inside.

OT: Spedo=crap imo. CM ATSC/HAF is much more polished.
Amon 6th December 2008, 22:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
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.
Ouch... well it's good to know, now, what's been compromised for its low price and possible initial appeal. Thanks.
notatoad 6th December 2008, 22:59 Quote
compromise for it's low price? where are you shopping? looks pretty damn expensive if you ask me.
Sparrowhawk 7th December 2008, 01:30 Quote
Parts falling off randomly? I've bought $50 cases (mostly for fodder) that were built better than this.
3/10 is optimistic.
Amon 7th December 2008, 02:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by supertoad
compromise for it's low price? where are you shopping? looks pretty damn expensive if you ask me.
$133.90, according to this review.
Jipa 8th December 2008, 06:48 Quote
You can get crap for much less than 133$, so the price is high. I just hate when they do this, lots of fancy features on the paper, but the result is just terrible. Also what's with the NZXT Whisper in the test description?
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