Date: January 22nd, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Cooling is provided by a single 140mm fan on the bottom that spins at 1900 RPM. It is a bit different in that it is frameless and has a patented blade design that is said to increase airflow while still operating quietly. We'll check this out further during the testing phase of the review.
The back is vented to allow warm air out. Notice the four slots above the vented area; those are for air intake. These same four slots are located on each side of the PSU, so air can be pulled in from every direction.
Here we have the sockets for the modular cables. On the far left is an 8-pin +12V power connector, the red 6-pin sockets are for PCI-E devices, and the four remaining sockets are for molex, floppy and SATA connections. The main power cable is sleeved, although it stops short just before the housing.
Let's have a look at the included connectors, beginning with the main power. A 20+4 pin main connector and an 8-pin PCI-E connector are shown here. The 8-pin PCI-E connector is relatively new and is used for today's power-hungry video cards.
In the event one has a video card that requires the older 6-pin PCI-E connector, two of those are included as well.