In the world of system building there are those who always go with a budget build, some who like mid-range equipment, and then there are those who always have the biggest, flashiest piece of equipment currently on the market. For the latter or anyone who wants to vicariously indulge in excess, this review is for you. Thermaltake's SwordM has raised the bar for a monstrous, feature rich, and expensive computer chassis. Even though it is manufactured the traditional way by automated equipment it is fine-tuned by hand afterward, making it a limited edition product. This all comes at a hefty price of nearly $500 however, so let's take a look and see if form and function go above and beyond to make it worth the price tag.
THERMALTAKE CORPORATE PROFILE
Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. started its core business based on our extensive knowledge of PC thermal management during the era where the area of performance CPU cooling was only exclusive for "overclockers" or PC enthusiasts. With the company's initial launch of Orb coolers, it created waves of shocks and appraisals throughout the gaming and overclocking communities. Thermaltake quickly became the name gamers turn to when they need high-end and reliable thermal solutions.
With company's core business of CPU cooling still growing at a vast rate, Thermaltake made another grand entry to the PC chassis industry. To date, Thermaltake has always been considered as the pioneering company that revolutionized the PC chassis industry with Xaser series enclosures. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was outdone by Xaser series chassis's atypical gaming red and aluminum front panel. It was also the first enclosure available to public with Hardcano unit which provided users full control over computer's thermal management system.
In the year 2002, Thermaltake announced Purepower line of power supply unit for the ever-growing power-hungry PCs . Purepower series PSU quickly gained recognition with its extensive warranty and high-reliability guaranty.
Today, Thermaltake has grown into a world-class company with state-of-the-art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan along with 60+ engineers and ID team covering each application segment such as Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, PC Enclosure and Power Supply for main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications; thus achieve Thermaltake's company motto, " COOLall YOUR LIFE " !