Case Cooling and Conclusions
Case Cooling

The Spedo Advanced Package comes with five case fans pre-installed and one 120mm fan lose in the box, which you can mount in any of three optional locations.  For testing, I installed the spare 120mm fan on the backside of the motherboard tray.  Tests were performed with the fans operating at three different voltages.

(1) 230mm side intake
(1) 140mm front intake (with red LEDs)       
(2) 120mm Rear Exhaust       
(1) 230mm Top Exhaust
(1) 120mm Backside of mobo tray

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Note: Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front, left-side of the Spedo enclosure with all six fans running.  The ambient background noise level was approximately 28 dBA.

With all six fans operating at full speed the Spedo Advance Package is far from quiet.  However, considering this case is targeted towards gamers, the Spedo offers a lot of airflow for keeping all your internal components cool.  If noise is a problem you can always add a fan speed controller to slow one or more of the fans down.  Reducing the fan speed quickly lowers the noise and at slow speeds the Spedo can be very quiet while keeping some air moving.


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package full-tower enclosure is well made, comes with numerous high-end features, and offers a lot of storage space and room to work inside the case.  The styling is big and bold without being too gaudy.  Six internal and seven external drive bays provide many storage device and hardware mounting options.  While far from silent, the Spedo delivers very good airflow for excellent case cooling.  The bundled A.T.C.3 advanced thermal management system may appeal to some but will likely be discarded by others.

Overall I found the Spedo enclosure to be a large, well made case with lots of useful features and attractive styling.  Airflow is excellent but the price may be a little high for some.

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Thermaltake Spedo Full-Tower Enclosure                                  $169.00 USD
Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package Full-Tower Enclosure         $199.00 USD


Strengths:
•    Good construction with clean styling
•    Large, spacious case
•    Excellent airflow
•    Active backside cooling for mobo CPU area
•    Numerous washable air filters
•    7 External drive bays and 6 internal HDD bays
•    Six case fans included (two additional locations pre-drilled)
•    Convenient top I/O panel location
•    Tool-free retention mechanisms for ODDs, HDDs and PCI slots
•    Subtle red LED lighting affects behind front panel

Minor Weaknesses:
•    No fan speed control, may be a little noisy for non-gamers
•    No dust filter on bottom intake fan opening


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Thermaltake Spedo Full-Tower Enclosure

I would like to thank our friends at Thermaltake for sending us the Spedo Advance Package enclosure to review.  Be sure to use our price checking engine to find the best price on the Spedo or any of Thermaltake’s other fine products.

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