Take a Tour of Thermaltake's Suite at CES 2010
1/18/2010 by: Anshel Sag
First off, we wanted to thank Thermaltake for the invitation to their suite that they had this year and that they were extremely helpful and generous in any way they could possibly be. Now with no further ado the tour of their lovely suite.
First we start off with their offerings of server chassis and HDD bay converters.
As you can see, they have two different server chassis and three different HDD bay converters ranging from 3 to 5 drives.
Next we went over to the power supply side of the suite...the Toughpower Grand line of PSUs.
This PSU will offer a 7 year warranty as well as 90% efficiency. The pictured model is a 750w.
Next came the XT line of PSUs...
After the Toughpower XT we took a look at the TR2 RX 750w PSU which also featured 80+ certification and a 5 year warranty.
And finally, we got to take a look at the TR2 RX 1200w which also carried a 5 year warranty and 80+ certification which further shows Thermaltake's commitment towards greener computing.
Next we will be looking at the newest computer cases from Thermaltake.
Next we take a look at the chassis that Thermaltake has to offer...
This case is the highly anticipated and highly demanded Level 10 case that Thermaltake had created with heavy help from BMW design studios. This case combines both looks as well as functionality to create a stunning looking case. Some people find this case to be ugly, but i find it to be quite aesthetically pleasing. The only part of this case that I don't care for is the price. These cases are currently going for $850 on sites like Newegg, Amazon and TigerDirect. I personally cannot find a bone in my body that would ever pay that much, but some people can...
As you can see, this case is capable of housing even the longest of videocards such as the 5970. There is also decent cable management in this case which makes the internals both aesthetically pleasing as well as conducive toward good airflow.
Also, if you look in the back of the case you can see where all of those cables are hidden.
The next case they showed us was their element V case with a twist, a chiller twist. This prototype setup is a proof of concept that Thermaltake wants to show their customers and the press that they are still committed to providing a phase change cooling solution. This solution in Thermaltake's eyes is still too expensive to go to market and as such is still considered a prototype. Note that they have both CPU and GPU units hooked up in this setup.
Next came another modified Element V case. This case, though, was specifically designed by Thermaltake to provide the ultimate amount of cooling to the graphics cards as possible. As a result, Thermaltake worked with nVidia to make an nVidia Certified for Fermi case. This is accomplished through the addition of a very large Delta fan and a properly sized and properly placed shroud to direct the airflow.
Oh, and as usual they decided to put as much green on this case as they could possibly imagine to make sure that you're aware of the fact that this is an nVidia case.
If full towers aren't your fancy, you can always check out the V5 Black edition which has a very nice all black look to it with plenty of fans and airflow for most users.
And if a midtower is just too much for you, you can always check out the new Element Q which is actually designed for the Mini-ITX form factor.
Next we'll be checking out Thermaltake's cooler offering as well as their LuXa2 luxury product lineup.
The coolers and LuXa2 products are the next items that we will be going through in our tour of the Thermaltake Suite.
Pictured above are 5 new products from Thermaltake. The first one is an external spot cooling fan that can be placed outside of the case for additional cooling or for personal cooling. After that, is just another 120mm fan. Continuing left to right, we see the ISGC-V320 which is actually going to be the last GPU cooler that Thermaltake will make. This is mostly because there aren't very many manufacturers out there these days that make videocards that will still warranty a product after the cooler has been removed. As such, this market has significantly shrunken and no longer represents a market for Thermaltake to pursue. After that is their Silent 1156, as you might imagine this is their silent cooled cooler designed specifically for socket 1156 which is for i3/i5/i7. Last but not least is the SpinQ VT. This cooler is the same cooler that was pictured earlier in the Level 10 case, but the reason that this is a new product is because it is a change of the original SpinQ. The original version was rotated 90 degrees so that the entire top part of the cooler actually had some directionality instead of just being centered and facing upward. Here is a good shot of that original cooler.
In addition to these coolers, Thermaltake has come out with the new cooler called the FRIO.
Next came the LuXa2 line up of products which include a multitude of mobile device accessories which range from cellular to laptop accessories. They also have a home theater PC chassis line as well. The first thing we saw was a rainbow assortment of H1 Touch mobile holders which we've actually already done a review of.
As you can see above, they have many colors and even new styles of mobile holders, one of which has no gripping arms.
This is accomplished using a no slip surface that was originally implemented in the H1 Touch and tested to see if it would work as just a holder using that surface. If you're a fan of the Kindle, they have also come out with a Kindle holder which will hold your Kindle for you while you sit at your desk.
This concludes our tour of the Thermaltake suite. Once again, we'd like to thank Thermaltake and Ramsom for the invitation and opportunity to get a tour of their newest products.
Thermaltake, Cases, Chassis, PSU, CPU Cooler, SSD, External HDD, Nvidia, Fermi, Luxa2, Luxury, Level 10, Frio
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