The Kandalf is virtually a Thermatake Armor with some additions, but are these additions worth the extra cash? Techgage also takes a look at the new A2400 side panel with 250mm fan to see if it improves on the original:
The Kandalf comes in a bit more expensive than its brother, the Armor, and to me, this extra money is not justified. I plan on removing the front doors soon if they do not grow on me but the look of the case with the doors closed is a clean look. Many people will like this case because of the front. I personally love this case but for other reasons. I like my cases like I like my cars… large and sturdy. Following that train of thought, the Kandalf is 100% luxury sedan.
When it comes down to it, [the Kandalf and A2400 side panel] are testaments to Thermaltake’s dedication to the enthusiast. The cases keep getting better and the smaller things, like throwing an incredibly large fan on a side panel, are a nice addition as well. I am awarding the Kandalf a solid 9 out of 10 with an Editor’s Choice award. The case was just too easy to work with to not give it a good score.
Published in: Cases & Acc. on 2006-07-31