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Item#: N82E16811133153

Thermaltake Kandalf VA9000SWA Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 10 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Paul H.
  • 7/31/2007 10:45:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsnice case

Pros: Very nice case. Good looking and very roomy. I have almost all of my wires hidden without a problem. Still leftover room for expansion. Runs very cool low 30's inderload and stock coolers on everything.

Cons: The Thermaltake advertisment of the front.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/10/2007 9:28:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsseriously...

Pros: its silver.

Cons: its overpriced.

Other Thoughts: buy this instead, looking at it, its basically the exact same case, except this one has no side fan for more room for liquid cooling.

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  • Edward R.
  • 5/12/2007 2:54:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutly amazing

Pros: First thing I thought when i picked it up from the post office is wow this case is huge! Pulled it out of the box and what do ya know it was pretty big. Plenty of room in the case to work around also allows for great air flow and its pretty cool that its water cooling ready. The four fans included are absolutly amazing and leads to very cool case temperature. Big yet very very light. Lots of bays and great design.

Cons: Umm doesn't make dinner.

Other Thoughts: I spent about $300 on this including shipping but i will say this, this case is worth every cent i paid for it and if your a gamer whos looking to build a new computer i would definatly recommend this case.

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  • Everett M.
  • 4/19/2007 5:28:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Case

Pros: Well Built and easy access to all areas. If you plan to go with an internal raid setup this is a case worth considering. I have a 4 drive raid installed and 4 other harddrives and DVD Burner plus a 3.5 floppy and I still have room for more. Unit comes with 3 fans for optimum cooling. I'm really enjoying this case.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: This is a case for a power user that doesn't want to spend 300 dollars or more. There are quite a few upgrades available too. (liguid cooling) and other cofigurations.

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  • John M.
  • 4/13/2007 8:55:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt's all downhill from here

Pros: The modular power and reset buttons are a great idea. Solid build. I preferred the HD cage at the back for a few months until it began to be an annoyance.

Cons: The plastic expansion card holders are of good quality but pop out of their brackets very easily. There were a few cards I had to screw in, or tried to, the angle to get to the screw holes is a bit too steep, expect to ruin a few screws. The doors are horrible, easily the worst design I have ever dealt with. Over time the KLUNK! every time you close them will become unbearable. When opened they tend to swing back a bit. The side latches work well but it would have been nicer to have one latch as I get into my system often when it is in a standing position. The location and the cover of the top USB, etc. plugs is a terrible idea in my opinion. The plastic clips used to hold the 5.25 drives are cheap although I never had one break on me. I went through three power supply upgrades, not one would fit through the back. To install from within the case you have to remove the top fan, the bracket that holds it and the back HD cage if you are using it. The 5.25 bay covers break easily.

Other Thoughts: IMHO the Gigabyte Aurora 3D 570 and the Coolermaster Stacker 830 EVO or 832 are much better cases. The gigabyte will even save you a few buck. The reason I am currently choosing between these two is simple, both cases doors close tightly and in the Stackers case I don't have to open them to get to the power/reset buttons. Spend 18 months with the Kandalph and you'll be looking alot closer at your cases doors too. If you are dead set on a Thermaltake look at the MozartTx, although taller than wide it is a great design inside and out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2007 6:00:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Tons of room, great quality fans, great airflow, and overall easy setup of drives in the screwless drive bays.

Cons: The front doors can't lock in place, so when moving it around, they flap around. The do not stay open either, they tend to close while you are trying to put in a cd or turn the power on.

Other Thoughts: I would most definitely buy another one of these cases, Thermaltake makes by far the best computer cases out there.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2007 9:48:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat case

Pros: awesome case! you can't go wrong. all of components run much cooler.

Cons: upper hdd rack definently gets in the way of the power supply fan. i took it out, but why do you need 6 hdd bays anyway

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2007 4:26:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVA9000 comments

Pros: Plenty of room for the 8800GTX, and four Sata drives. Lots of cooling with the four fans

Cons: Had to drill out the Power Supply support in order to slide in my Siverstone 750W supply. That said it fits fine now. Got rid of plastic card holder because of difficulty with the 8800GTX video card.

Other Thoughts: Watch out cause the front swinging doors can catch your dvd drive tray when it closes and jam. Probably not to good for the drive.

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  • James N.
  • 2/11/2007 7:20:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast

Pros: This case is ridiculously big, and I love it. Thank goodness it is aluminum, because if it wasn't the case alone would probably have weighed close to 40lbs. Vent in the top for air to escape is an excellent idea. This thing is big, beautiful, and has plenty of room for just about anything you want to do.

Cons: The magnetic doors aren't the most secure and they have a tendency to flip open, but that isn't exactly a problem and for some it may be a positive to have doors that open very easily. The idea behind them though is great and they look awesome...just kinds of easy to swing open.

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5 out of 5 eggsgreat case

Pros: I have to say first that this is an amazing case. I'm coming from a thermaltake skull mid-tower case and it was just getting too cramped in there. I paired with with a new modular PSU and all I can say is wow. There is so much room to work with and to route cables, and fit just about anything you need into it. It makes my ATX mobo look so small now. I replaced all of the fans for non lighted ones(got the sunbeam chameleon light kit, also excellent), and it does an awesome job lighting up this case without fan lights. Tons of drive bays and relocatable power switch bay.

Cons: top usb/firewire/audio ports are useless to me. removed 2 screws and it was gone. as others said, cardholder was useless, easily removed. the cardholder with the thermaltake skull was very good though, shoulda stuck with that.

Other Thoughts: Overall I just love this case. I dont think I'll ever buy another case again lol. I bought an extra iCage for the extra 120mm intake fan and each cage holds 1 hard drive, and even with that I have 3 useable bays, not including if I take out the little toolbox thing. I also removed the top rear hard drive cage to give my PSU some breathing room. the screw holes for the rear fans arent the same size as regular case screws, a little smaller, so I just electrical taped my 35mm thick rear exhaust fan to the supplied fna fastener thing and works fine that way.

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