Tuesday, June 10th 2008

Computex 2008: Thermaltake

Thermaltake is one of the companies always showing a lot of new stuff at shows. Let's start with their coolers. The first, very interesting looking unit is the "Rotation", which uses a radial fan in the center, with some heatpipes to cool the CPU. The second looks much like a butterfly is called the "TMG IA1" and uses 8 heatpipes in combination with a 120 mm fan. The two new graphic card coolers. The first is called the "SOrb" and comes with active cooling, while the second does not seem to be finished yet, as it does not have a name. A budget CPU cooler right next to it is currently simply labeled as "Heatpipe Value Downward Flow".

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Their newest chassis is called Spedo. We already had a look at it behind closed doors at CeBIT, at which point there were two versions (full and mid tower). Seems like only the full tower made it into production. It has removable hard drive trays, the interior layout is placed in compartements and there are a lot of possibilities for 120 mm fans to be used.

Thermaltake is also expanding their water cooling unit with a dual 120 mm radiatior. A plastic construction makes it possible to use the unit on a mid-tower.

The new Luxa line of HTPC cases is intended for luxury homes. There is no price set on these, but expect them to burn a deep hole into your wallet. The large unit for ATX boards is called Luxa 300. This one can be had with a 7 inch LCD or a graphical VFD - both supplied by Soundgraph. The smaller one - the Luxa 100 is intended for ITX and also features the graphical VFD. This unit uses a slimline optical drive.Source: Thermaltake
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16 Comments on Computex 2008: Thermaltake

#1
calvary1980
nice Thermaltake case alot of people including my self think they make the best hard drive cages, they also have alot of intuitive design aspects. looks like they are taking a page out of Cooler Master, about time they drop the hardcore aesthetics in favor of a sleeker look.

Thanks Dark :)

- Christine
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
despite my hatred of thermaltake fans, i agree with christine - they do make decent hard drive cages (i prefer coolermaster however :P )

so long as these coolers arent screamingly loud, they should be quite decent.
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#3
jbunch07
those coolers are def something unique!
reminds me of bicycle gears.
nice looking cases as well.
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I love Thermaltake. The only thing of theirs I will not buy are their water cooling parts. I hear nothing but bad things about their kits.
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#5
Cybrnook2002
The HTPC cases look like fancy Microwaves.
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#6
OnBoard
Nice, doesn't look cheap anymore, compared to the other Thermal-word starting company :)
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#7
Megasty
My Xaser's functionality is off the charts but its looks are something else. Its nice to see they are finally going to make a FT that doesn't look like its a part of some alien craft :p
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#8
calvary1980
Thermaltake has always had hardcore aesthetics, the whole asian contour style.

- Christine
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#9
thoughtdisorder
by: Cybrnook2002
The HTPC cases look like fancy Microwaves.
Yes they do! Expensive fancy microwaves! ;)
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, I really like that Luxa 300. I imagine its going to be like a 500 dollar case though. That Sorb Cooler looks neat as does their Rotation. Cant wait for them to go out and we get some reviews.
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#11
MrW
I like it, sleek but not over the top like some of their products. Thermaltake often had excessively riced designs.
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#12
Black Hades
The TMG IA1 cooler looks suspiciously like ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120.:shadedshu
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#13
hat
Maximum Overclocker

At first I thought this was a printer... :roll:
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#14
Cold Storm
Battosai
The cases look pretty sweet! I wonder how the first CPU cooler will be!?? I mean that thing looks like a beast and heavy!
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#15
Black Hades
by: hat

At first I thought this was a printer... :roll:
Really? I thought it was a microwave TV combo:)
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#16
Trigger911
I'm loving the look of that first heat sink looks sweet as hell:rockout:
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