Which Thermaltake Full Tower Case to Buy?

Dear Fourm Members,

This is my first post :D , ok i'm going to buy a Case and i'm confused which case to buy since there are many out there, and now i have decided to buy a Thermaltake Full Tower case and i have chosen 4 but i need only one so hope you can help me out by giving me opion about it.

below are the link to the cases

1) http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/armor/va8003bws.asp

2) http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/kandalf/va9003bws.asp

3) http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/shark/va7000bwa.asp


4) http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/tai-chi/vb5001sna.asp ( i now this is way out to compare with the three above but hope this also have some advantage and disadvantage)


my mian aim is to get the case which has the best cooling system and have room for updates, the machine i'm going to make out of it will be used for Mobile Phone Unlocking.

please do let me know. and it will be great if you give me a link to a better Case than above "Brand".

Best Regards,
Nischal Ram
director@fijikava.com.fj
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  1. they are all good


    the kandalf is a good looking armor, the armor will serve u fine as long as u order the 25cm fan upgrade kit.. it adds a huge fan to ur sidepanel.

    the taichi is the best but also very pricey
  2. Yeah i have a Thermaltake Armor and i have to say its amazing! its my favorite part of my rig :) Excellent airflow, cooling, System idles 32C, CPU-28C and GPU-41/42C! I agree with Pengwin, get the Armor over the Kandalf as your just paying extra for looks. You wont be dissapointed 8)
  3. hi,

    thank you for the reply, ok i also like to now about the water cooling system? i have seen the Bigwater 745 http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Liguid/DIY/cl-w0076/cl-w0076.asp BUT i don't think it will be able to stock the two fans that is there, which one do you recon for the waster cooling system.

    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
    director@fijikava.com.fj
  4. Quote:


    I don't know much about mobile phone unlocking so I don't know the specific needs. Have you had a close up look at the Armor and the Kandalf? They are very large cases. There is now a Armor Jr. available if you don't need the size. I have an armor and like it but have 4HDs (with 2 more planned) and have 2 opticals and a fan controller. I know of techs that hate the shark because of all the sharp edges.
  5. Well i dont have much experience with watercooling products so i wouldnt really be the right person to ask but i can definately confirm that the Armor is prepared very well for a watercooled setup and you shouldnt have any problems.
  6. I have the Kandalf and it's basically the same as the Armor with the difference of it's door designs. It pretty nice and spacious and it's avialable with full alumimun as well. This is by far the best case I have owned. P


    http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9868/bluemodified21kz.th.jpg
  7. it looks awsome, i already ordered the Armo, but still bit confiused about the water cooling.

    i also want to install the HDD Cooling system for my 4 HDD and can't figure out the pipe running.

    i have to make a drawing first. hahaha

    and i like the pic of your system.

    Is watercooling system greater than the Normal?

    and what cooling system did you use for your system?

    Best Regards,
    Nischal
  8. HD cooling isnt worth it just a waste of money, if you got the armor case and use the cage that came w/it for the HD's, you will have a 12cm fan blowing right over it. and if you use the hd cage in the rear it has a 9 cm fan on it. All you need for the water cooling is a cpu,gpu block mabye double rad if doing both.
  9. I've got the Shark and I like it. One thing however, the side panel is an open grate, allowing plenty of airflow, but increasing the amount of ambient noise the room coming from the fans inside the PC. If you are going watercooled it would be much quieter, though not completely silent.
  10. Quote:
    HD cooling isnt worth it just a waste of money, if you got the armor case and use the cage that came w/it for the HD's, you will have a 12cm fan blowing right over it. and if you use the hd cage in the rear it has a 9 cm fan on it. All you need for the water cooling is a cpu,gpu block mabye double rad if doing both.


    Thank you for your advice, i think i will not buy this HDD Cooling, can you explame me about this Double Rad.


    Quote:
    I've got the Shark and I like it. One thing however, the side panel is an open grate, allowing plenty of airflow, but increasing the amount of ambient noise the room coming from the fans inside the PC. If you are going watercooled it would be much quieter, though not completely silent.


    Hoping to get even slint than what i have this moment, and i will use this water cooling system though it is very expensive and i could only Find one company having to ship the products to Fiji Islands (Where i live)

    Thank you for your advice. i will be getting this by next week and i will post pictures as i put them together.

    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
  11. I dont have any of those but i do have a Thermaltake XsaserIII Super tower and it cools well :D
  12. All i mean by double rad is using two radiators, either 2 seperate 12 cm rad's or one "double rad". Usually if using 2 seperate rad's you can put in line after the pump and the other before the pump. just depends on how you wanna do it. Also money can play a factor.

    example of what i mean by single and double.

    Single rad

    Double rad
  13. ok after one month or so i have got what i wanted'

    i have bought the Thermaltake Full Tower Armor

    and also i have got the new intel Board, that is D975XBX.

    BELOW IS THE PICTRUES OF THE PC

    http://www.fijikava.com.fj/pc

    i now the pictures are not so good, i took them with this V3i, but not good enough.

    i will post more as i get.

    just need some advice';

    which RAM is the best, like which Brand, i'm getting this EXTREME DUAL CORE 3.46 1066 BX n by next week, coz the supply don't have it in stock, have to make special order to get it.

    and also about water cooling system, is there and special barnd for it, please do send me the best water cooling system name

    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
  14. i believe the best liquid cooling money can buy would be Asetek, but affordable but good cooling would be Koolance.


    i would wait out on buying a P4 get something cheap when Conroe hits grab a conroe.
  15. Quote:
    I believe the best liquid cooling money can buy would be Asetek, but affordable but good cooling would be Koolance.


    i would wait out on buying a P4 get something cheap when Conroe hits grab a conroe.


    I would have to agree with him. Danger Den is also a good brand. Just depends on what your wanting to do.

    Ram most stick with corsair, ususally no problems with overclocking. But you'll pay for the name.
  16. I have to be different....i like the way the Shark looks....and it also would seem to have decent air flow...(and free air for pci/agp/pci-e cards via the vent). When i saw the thread....all i thought was Shark.

    EDIT
    Armor – WOW FAN!!!!!
  17. Dear M8's,

    ok here is the three Brand i'm intrested in buying, i have no idea which one is the best, i wanted to know which one gives the most proformance.

    1) Aquastar
    2) Danger Den
    3) SweftTech

    please let me know and also if any other brand are better than please do mestion


    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
  18. Rig of the month :trophy: , congrat's & good job.
  19. Thanks, took me some time with the flawless paint job. Anyways the case is pretty awesome, I love it.
  20. Your PC looks awsome Bro, and i also love the case. and as i have seen that you are using Aquastar water cooling system, i wanted to now its proformance, and which model you using;

    AS-3000 - http://www.kingwin.com/pdut_detail.asp?LineID=&CateID=53&ID=249

    or


    2) AWC-1 - http://www.kingwin.com/pdut_detail.asp?LineID=&CateID=53&ID=187


    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
  21. I got the Aquastar AS3000 with extra Thermaltake Aquabay radiator.

    I got two of them:

    CPU (Pentium D 840): Aquastar AS3000 with two Thermaltake Aquabay rad.

    GPU (2x7800GTX): Aquastar AS3000 with one Thermaltake Aqaubay rad.

    I them separate since my cpu is overclocked form 3.2 to 3.840Ghz(20%) with 1.4vcore. Anyways I got 33c on idle and 38c in full load on 30c ambient room temp.

    As for the gpu's (2x7800GTX) overclock from 460 to 500. Idling at 37c and full load of 45c running with either BF2, FEAR or Oblivion at high settings.

    You have to have the extra radiator for this cooler since by itself won't be able to cool down cpu with overclocking. One thing that I don't like about this pump is it doesnt have a powerful flow. You need to get expensive pumps if you want more flow. As for my total water cooling I've spent $275 for all 2xAS300 and 3 extra rad. Im really happy with the separate cooling unit for cpu and gpus.

    Also did some mod on the case. I painted the inside UV reactive clear blue paint and the outside with plain blue with reflective clear finish. As for the door I got a plexi glass and cut to size to just snuggly fit to the case ans painted it as well.

    http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9361/dsc018288my.th.jpg

    http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7410/dsc018373ks.th.jpg

    http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7387/show44sk.th.png
  22. Quote:
    Dear M8's,

    ok here is the three Brand i'm intrested in buying, i have no idea which one is the best, i wanted to know which one gives the most proformance.

    1) Aquastar
    2) Danger Den
    3) SweftTech

    please let me know and also if any other brand are better than please do mestion


    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram


    Obviously the Aquastar does not compare to both Danger Den and Swiftech. If you want high performance then get the Swiftech pump high flow industrial grade pump and Danger Den cooling blocks its the best components you can buy out there and they cost a fortune as well. :wink:
  23. Quote:
    Dear M8's,

    ok here is the three Brand i'm intrested in buying, i have no idea which one is the best, i wanted to know which one gives the most proformance.

    1) Aquastar
    2) Danger Den
    3) SweftTech

    please let me know and also if any other brand are better than please do mestion


    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram


    DD and Swiftech are the two brands you'll want to look at here. I'd reccomend, depending on your budgeta Swiftech MCP655 (ca $70) or an Iwaki MD20RZ (ca $180) pump and for blocks Swiftech Storm or Apogee (ca $70-100 IIRC). The Iwaki pump is a bit over the top price but so is it's performance.
  24. Dear M8'S,

    OK i have now got the following hardwares;

    1) Pentimu D 2 X 2MB 800MHZ
    2) 3 X ESATA HD 250GB SEAGATE
    3) 2 X DDR2-667 1G ELIXIR/ORIGINAL

    Please have a look

    http://fijikava.com.fj/pd/

    i have now 3/4 completed my pc, just left to buy the Water cooler for it and that will be all, i will be than be building a new PC but much better than this, and it will start next months, have ordered few new stuffs for my new PC.

    i will post the quality pictures as soon as i complete this one.

    i have decuded to buy the SweftTech water cooler, and i also like the design of the Fan that is supplyed the processer.

    any sugestion, please do let me know what cases looks cool

    my business is unlocking, and this PC will make my job easier. taking into account that i will be building a better PC than this

    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
    director@fijikava.com.fj
  25. Thermaltake Armor, or Thermaltake Kandalf.

    Kandalf look sbettter.


    Also, Gigabyte 3d Aurora
  26. Quote:
    Also, Gigabyte 3d Aurora


    With a few tweaks, that Aurora could be a killer case.
  27. hi M8'S

    ok i just bought this ATI X300 PCIE card just for video, i'm not expercting to get a good gaming out of that, but i just bought it to test my PC, ok anyways, i'm waiting for the NVIDIA GTX8000 Graphgic cards which will support DX10.

    i like to now how long do i have to wait or shall i get two GTX7900 at this time, coz i can wait if it will be realesed within two months.

    Please do advice.

    Best Regards,
    Nischal Ram
  28. meh, 2 months seems ok, it may be longer
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