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Old February 5, 2008, 05:25 AM
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After nearly a month and a half of going over the Sword M with a fine-toothed comb and using it extensively the whole time, we have finally posted our review of Thermaltake's flagship case.

You can find the review here:

Thermaltake Sword M Super Tower Case w/Liquid Cooling Review

Please use this thread to post your questions, comments, suggestions, rants and raves.

PS: The case looks brilliant in person...except the front panel.
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Old February 5, 2008, 05:36 AM
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Very good review!

But god I hate the front of that case...it really makes me ew myself, I couldn't bring myself to buy the case just for that reason, which is sad considering it really does have some nice features. Saying that though, the price? I mean, that price for a case is just...well, let just say it better preform certain..."services" for me. *cough*
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Old February 5, 2008, 05:41 AM
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I honestly don't know if I would pay 500$+ for such a case (there are cheaper, and I think better choices out there), and I would definitely not pay 600$+ for the water-cooling setup - a custom setup would blow the Thermaltake out the window. But there is one aspect that you mentionned which is worthwhile: the barb connections, which are very similar to Koolance's design are next-to-impossible to leak, and very user-friendly - read noob user-friendly.
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Old February 5, 2008, 06:20 AM
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Yeah, I will be incorporating a custom loop into this case but I am quite happy with the built in kit's ability to accept components from other manufacturers. The Fuzion will tide me over nicely until I have the time to buy all the other stuff I want.

It should be mentioned however that this case is VERY water cooling friendly.
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Old February 5, 2008, 07:12 AM
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Good review, too much of a monster of a case for me, not to mention for the cost you could trash a few PSU/mobo's with too much heat and still come out ahead of the game.
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Old February 5, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Just to give you guys an idea of the price....with $700 (for the water cooled version) you could buy:

1x TJ09 Silverstone Temjin TJ09B Black E-ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS - DirectCanada

1x E8400: Buy BOX CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.00G 6M 1333 I64 S775

1x P5KC: Buy ASUS P5KC ATX LGA775 P35 DDR3 DDR2 1333FSB 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

2x2GB OCZ PC2-6400 memory: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1008

Total: $690.00
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Old February 5, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Great review as always SKYMTL!

The pump/res combo is exactly the same as what was on my TT Bigwater 745, and while it wasn't as quiet as the MCP665, it certainly wasn't as loud as the unit you got... something obviously going on there.

The quick connect barbs are leak proof, but they are a pain in the butt to work with without putting too much torque on the fitting. (I went through two acrylic blocks because of them).

All that aside... looks like a monster of a case, the ony thing I found surprising was the comment about the handles not seeming to be up to the task of lifting it safely. Is that due to the mechanism for opening it?
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$$ Ka-CHING $$!! But great review!!

Ps. That Silverstone Temjin TJ09B is a sweeeet case too!
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overpriced, useless hydraulics and ugly

at least the reviewer is above board!
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All that aside... looks like a monster of a case, the ony thing I found surprising was the comment about the handles not seeming to be up to the task of lifting it safely. Is that due to the mechanism for opening it?
This is due to the fact that there are the two small "pulls" which lock the top of the case in place. They are nowhere near strong enough to withstand the load of 100lbs of case being lifted from only the handles. We were two people who lugged this beast to the second floor of my condo and I can't see just one person even trying to use the handles to lift it...
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