by Jeremy Lawrence (8/24/06)
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.
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
(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