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Review: Nextherm Air Conditioned CPU Case

Nextherm ICS 8200 MLThe Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 ML features an air conditioned cooling solution – and it actually works.

Reviews:

Maximum PC: (9 out of 10) “We were skeptical prior to reviewing the Nextherm, but we are believers now. It’s a bit pricey and lacking in the storage department, but it’s otherwise an outstanding case.”

AMDBoard: (9 out of 10) “The Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 is a great case with a gorgeous look and unprecedented cooling features and we must congratulate Sytrin for bringing such level of innovation to the mass. Of course as R2D2 would say, nothing can be perfect in a human world, and there are some details that should be improved but all in all, they are all very minor compare to the pleasure this case will give you.”

Toms Hardware: “An air-conditioned mid-size tower – at first glance, that doesn’t sound too bad at all. With its Peltier cooling system, the Nextherm ICS 8200 does indeed cool down the interior of the case quite well. Unfortunately, this comes at a price: very high noise levels reaching up to 50 dB(a), and increased power consumption. The noise makes concentrated work virtually impossible, yet Sytrin’s case doesn’t qualify as a server tower either, as it lacks the necessary expandability with regard to 3.5″ drives.”

Product Information:

Price: $330-360

Continue for Features / Specifications and Bottom Line:

Features:

Compliant with the ATX-12V & FPS-12V standard
– Support for Intel P4 &
AMD ATHLON 64/FX CPUs
– SATA connector supported
– PCI-Express connector supported
– Two independSteel, Electrogalvanized, ColdRolled, Coil)ent 12V output rail supply to MB/CPU and drives
– Smart thermal control design – Dual fans built-in for extra cooling & automatic fan speed adjusting according to the temperature variation inside power supply
– Power consumption signal output
– Active PFC (Power Factor Correction)
– Multiple protections against over power, short-circuit, over-current, overload, and over-heating
– Efficient connector & cable management
– Safety approvals: UL, TUV, SIMKO, CB.
– EMC approvals: CE, BSMI, CISPR22 CLASS B, FCC PART 15 SUB PART J CLASS B at system load

Specifications:

Color Black
Dimension 555 (D) x 207 (W) x 460mm (H) + 35mm for the feet stand + 50mm for the plug door on top (which makes 545mm height if you plan to use the top plugs)
Weight 15.50Kg
Material SECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, ColdRolled, Coil) chassis
Motherboard ATX & MICRO ATX
Power Supply 460W Comply ATX-12V Version 2.0 & EPS12V spec
5.25 Drive Bay 4 (exposed)
3.5 Drive Bay 2 (exposed)
Cooling system PC Aircon system (intake) 3400RPM / 38DBA / Cooling power: 120W
Fan 90X90X25MM (exhaust) 2200 RPM / 25 DBA
Front top I/O 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE1394 Firewire, 1x Audio in, 1 x speaker

Bottom Line: The Sytrin Nextherm does what it says it can do. It will keep the ambient temperature of your case at around 66 degrees (19 degrees C.) Whether you think that is worth the $330+ price tag is up to you.

Posted by Sean

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