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Max Anderson Dec 12, 2006, 03:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Anyone got any opinions on this? So far the reviews have been fairly good, so I was thinking about sliding my hardware into it. Is the Armor LCS any worse or better?


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David Dec 12, 2006, 03:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
Id be very cautious about buying any thermaltake case, ive had 2 so far and havent been impressed by either.

Poor build quallity and general tackyness stand out a mile.

Try reading as many reviews as you can before you take the leap.


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Liquid Shadow Dec 12, 2006, 03:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't know, David, I have a TT Tsunami Dream case and I'm very happy with it.



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David Dec 12, 2006, 04:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Im just speaking from experience, my last one was my Xaser III... they might have turned things round since then.


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Poloxamer Dec 25, 2006, 02:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
That is a cool looking case, however you might want to take a look at some other factors, Like:

1. Is the case in plain view or is it under a desk or on the floor?
2. Since you are overclocking your cpu, are you using plumbing, a freezer, radiator to keep the cpu cooled--is there enough room plus all of your hd, dvd, floppies....etc...without looking like a borg ship.

I myself use a aspire full tower case with 5 hd, 3 dvd's 1 cd (to hold my beer) floppy, 21n1 card reader, with a freezer without the fan, 6" fan in back, 1 regular fan on top of the case, 1 on the side and 2 blowing on the hard drives, wtih a 600w ps...it is not as impressive as Thermaltake but for the last 13 months I have only shut the computer down once (on purpose) for 3 days to wash out the dust and dirt and it is quiet.
The only real modification I made to it was ripping the front cover off.
Hey, but that's me:cool:

mothow Dec 25, 2006, 04:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 25, 2006, 04:42pm EST

 
>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
I hated my TT Tsunami Dream case but its the only TT case ive owned .But I did have a chance to see aThermaltake Kandalf LCS at the micro center in Villianova and it felt pretty cheap to me and when i opened the front doors they felt flimsy and made a lot of clanking sounds..Also i wouldnt buy a Antec P180 they feel cheap also.Believe it or not after going there im really considering a Raidmax Sagitta.Its a really nice looking case in person.The only thing i didnt like is the front door is all plastic but it felt pretty tuff for just plastic

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George J. Dec 25, 2006, 05:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
I actually have the thermatake kandfal case.

And, you would be more then delighted at how well built the case is.

Its so accessible and easy to set up. It lets you fit and arrange everything nice and very organized.

I recommend thermaltake more than anything.


Max Anderson Dec 26, 2006, 10:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This last comment makes the most sense. I think a lot of people expect too much of the TT LCS. I mean, for <300$, you get a full tower WITH a liquid cooling system. And that radiator is good enough to cool a CPU and two GPUs. Not to mention, and people overlook this I guess, the fact that the radiator is OUTSIDE OF THE CASE, so heat isn't just distributed to another part of the case and this leads to lower system temperatures as well. You can't get this config on other internal system, but you also don't get the aesthetics of not having an eyesore of a radiator sticking out of the back of your case or sitting on top of it. I've done as much research as possible, and I think Im going to go with this case. Most of the reviews rave about the case, despite a few minor drawbacks (such as the top harddrive placement, the PSU cage, and the slightly flimsy door that opens too easily.. but gee, it does have a HUGE MOFO of a RADIATOR ON IT!). Anyway, this case looks awesome, and anyone who naysays is looking for 500$ worth of features out of a 280$ case.
I'll let you guys know how it worked out once I receive it.

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Archangel Dec 27, 2006, 12:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
Couldn't agree more.

and yeah. lets us know!!! some pics too.

Good luck

Max Anderson Jan 05, 2007, 11:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
Ordered from Newegg today. Should receive by Wednesday. Tuesday if, as usual, something from them comes early. Will immediately post pictures of my findings. Until then, Happy New Year!

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Max Anderson Jan 11, 2007, 01:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS
This case is AMAZING. Firstly, it is at least 1.5 times the size of my last case, and there is room for two 8800s with liquid cooling easy. Second, its solid. You can definitely tell this thing is well-built. Nothing about this case is flimsy. The door, as I expected, does open a bit easily, but I don't expect to be lugging this around like a LAN case, so it won't open at all without me wanting it to. Installing the LCS was a BREEZE. Everything was idiot-proof (not that Im an idiot..) so that no one can make a mistake. Right now, I have my 3500+ overclocked to 2.65 Ghz, running at ~30 idle, 38 load! Thats a 10 degree drop, on a hot processor! I havent tried overclocking this thing any more than I had it on air, mostly because I dont think my DDR3200 can take much more than 480 mhz. I might try upping the voltage a bit on the RAM later and see how high I can get, but for now, let me just say WOW WOW WOW. I recommend this case to ANYONE (who has room). It was a great investment.
By the way, it looks fantastic too.

Pictures to come. Dont have digital camera now.

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