by Greg King on July 31, 2006 in Full-Tower
The Kandalf is virtually an Armor with some additions, but are these additions worth the extra cash? We are also taking a look at the new A2400 with 250mm fan to see if it improves on the original.
With the doors opened, I took a closer look at the doors and it would appear that this case is in fact an Armor with the Kandalf doors bolted onto the original doors. This is personally fine with me.
Moving along, let’s take a look at the side of the case. Here we see the windowed side panel that the Kandalf shares with’ you guessed it, the Armor.
This is something that I actually like. I enjoyed Matt’s review of the Armor and I liked the three paneled window on that case. It’s nice to see this side panel being shared between the two cases.
Moving to the top of the case, we see that there are quick access ports for audio, firewire as well as a pair of USB ports. This will provide convenient access to the audio jack for my headphones.
The back of the case is interesting as well. The first thing that I notice is the vertically mounted power supply. This allows you to use another fan as an exhaust, as well as cool your hard drives, should you choose to use the top gondola.
The rest of the case is what you would expect from an ATX case. The only other feature of note is that the Kandalf can be converted to accept a BTX motherboard. This kit was not included as I do not have a need. I just don’t own a BTX setup and honestly, have no plans at the moment to do so any time soon.
Also on the back, there are 4 holes that allow you to route water tubing out of them should you water cool your PC with tubing small enough to fit through these holes.
Now that we have seen the outside of the case, let’s move inward and see what the Kandalf has to offer.