A hardware tech site for the rest of us.



HIS HD 6570 Silence
Kingwin Dock Master II
HIS HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X
Kingwin KF-252
HIS HD 6800 Series
Arctic GPU Cooler
Acrtic P311 Headset

Viper's Lair
Bjorn3D
nV News
Overclockers Online
ProClockers
Tec Central
Tweaknews
Virtual-Hideout
 

 

 

Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Case (VD4000)

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
Price: $279

by Jeremy Lawrence (8/24/06)

 

Introduction

With the continuously increasing amounts of power used throughout the computing world, it is a virtual arms race trying to keep the main components cool.  Sure, there are a slew of water cooling solutions out there.  However, one trend that seems predominant is that size is directly relational to the amount of cooling capacity a unit has.  Thermaltake seizes on this as well with the Kandalf LCS.  By integrating a water cooling system into a sleek and stylish looking case, anyone can make excellent cooling power a reality.  Today, thanks to the kind folks over at Thermaltake, we have an opportunity to take a look at the Kandalf LCS. 

Specifications

Case:

  • Case Type: Super Tower

  • Construction: Aluminum

  • Net Weight: Roughly 48 pounds!

  • Dimensions: 537 mm x 223 mm x 637 mm

  • Drive Bays: 9 x 5.25”, 2 front accessible 3.5”, 6 internal 3.5”

  • Power Supply: Not Included

  • Front Ports: 2 x USB2.0, headphones, microphone and Firewire

  • Fans: 1x120mm rear exhaust, 1x90mm rear exhaust, expandable to fit 1 more top mounted 90mm

Water Cooler

  • Water Block: Standard TT Copper / Acrylic with Blue LED

  • Application: Intel LGA775, Socket 478, AMD K8

  • Radiator: 407mm x 120mm x 35mm

  • Fans: 3x120mm 1300 rpm

  • Pump: P500 12v DC, quoted at 500L/hr

  • Reservoir: 350cc easy refill

  • Tubing: Industrial Grade 3/8” Transparent UV

The Case

As you can see by the specs, this case has a lot – and I do mean A LOT – to offer.  Because there is so much crammed into this beast, the case is definitely a noticeable addition to any room.  Standing at almost two feet tall and over two feet deep, it demands attention.  The silver brushed aluminum finish provides a very pleasing aesthetic look.  The black mesh screen on the front bezel hides three 120mm fans behind a massive radiator.  One of these fans (as you’ll see later) emanates a gorgeous blue glow to add even more pizzazz.  The acrylic window on the side panel is simple, yet elegant, and shows off plenty of the interior features.  The front ports – or top ports as they’re situated here – are hidden under a flat closable panel.  All of this attention to detail provides a smooth, clean line and really catches the eye.  Now that I've teased you into a frenzy, let's have a closer look with some pictures.
 

NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - Exterior
Pg 3 - Interior
Pg 4 - Installation and Performance
Pg 5 - Conclusion


 



Legal Notice and Fine Print

All names and trademarks used herein are the properties of their respective owners.  The Overclocker Cafe
and its staff accept no responsibility for any damages incurred from deviating from your computer's factory settings.  All forms of correspondence sent in are viewed as eligible for public view unless mutually agreed to previously as otherwise.  The name Overclocker Cafe', its images and site specific logos are the Trademark and Servicemark of the Overclocker Cafe' Company. Williamsburg, Virginia.

All rights reserved.  All pages Copyright © 2000 - 2011 by R. Dean Barker.

Graphics
by Navin Amarasuriya

[ Privacy Policy ]