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Date: November 11th, 2004
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Thermaltake
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS



Well, I kicked the tires, drove it around the block and put it through its paces and I'd have to say that I'm underwhelmed. While I personally find it visually appealing and appreciate its build quality, the Circle Fire falls on its face in the performance department. I know that as a consumer, I would expect much more from a product that Thermaltake advertises as a "professional multi-media kit". It tries to do too many things, and ends up doing none of them very well. I could only find one online retailer for the Circle Fire, and at $77 CAD ($65 USD) the bang for buck coefficient is quite low, by my estimation.


I've owned Thermaltake products in the past and been very pleased with them, but using the Circle Fire has been a little like admiring a choice '49 Mercury hot rod, then finding a lawn-mower motor under the hood.


Pros:


-Looks good
-Well built
-Good manual


Cons:


-Poor Sound Quality
-Inadequate Volume Control
-Monitors Sound Only
-Expensive
-Limited Availability


 

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