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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 17 August 2006
Table of Contents: Page Index
Sunbeamtech Tuniq 2 Mid-Tower ATX Case
Closer Look: Tuniq 2
Closer Look: Internal
Installation: Tuniq 2
Tuniq 2: Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Tuniq 2 Computer Case

The personal computer case has been a recent addition to the list of products a computer enthusiast will consider in designing a high-performance system. Not long ago, when everything was beige and cooling meant more internal fans, computer cases were the very last item of consideration in such undertakings. The Tuniq 2 case from Sunbeamtech vows to offer the computer enthusiast and case modder a unique blend of elegant design and performance cooling at the entry-level price of $69.99. Please join me as I put the Tuniq 2 case through a torturous review.

Sunbeamtech Tuniq 2 ATX Case

About the company: Sunbeam Tech

Launched as a promising new company in the field in 2000, Sunbeam Company specialized in developing cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), and furthermore extended to manufacture various modding equipments. Throughout the years, we now expand our product coverage to provide pioneering and fancy computer application at all aspects, while focusing on, but not limiting to, cooling systems and computer cases. Our mission is to satisfy PC players all over the world who are tired of boring traditional computer impressions and longing for experiencing the excitements of revolutionary hardware designs.

Sunbeamtech has been around for less than most in the computer components industry, and yet they have managed to build a successful name for themselves through solid engineering and an evolving design. Building an empire in the Asian market is fiercely competitive, but when you produce such famed products as the Tuniq Tower 120 processor heatsink, you can lend yourself to creative divisions. Such creative divisions are where Sunbeamtech parts with tradition and branches out into the stylized design think-tank subsidiary which is Tuniq.

As a division of Sunbeamtech, Tuniq considers itself in the fashion business of computing industry. We are committed to bring stylish, durable and high performance equipments to the world of computer modding. Headquartered in the city of Taipei, the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology campus near our site provides a well nurtured academic environment for Tuniq with easy access to the latest information and trend of pc tech. The members consist of those who have more than 10 years experience in the industry and enthusiastic young designers full of innovative ideas.
At the time of this writing the Tuniq line of products presently consists of two personal computer cases, and one very well known processor heatsink offering. This is a spartan beginning for a division subsidiary, yet it will allow plenty of room for expansion into other markets.

The Tuniq site proclaims this of the new Tuniq 2 case: "The unique VGA-Fan substantially improves the airflow around the video card and will successfully solve the VGA-card overheating problem." The Sunbeamtech site makes a bold assertion that "the price to feature ratio of the Tuniq 2 is one of the best on the market..." so we will soon find out if any of the marketing hype and media spin really hold a modicum of truth.

Features & Specifications

Grand Air Duct:
Tuniq Grand Air Duct directly and efficiently bring fresh air to CPU and achieves excellent cooling performance.

Unique upside-down chassis layout

Plenty of Flexibility:
• 8 Bays for 5.25" Devices
• 4 Bays for Hard Disk
• 1 Bay for Exposed 3.5" device

Screw-less expansion cards installation

VGA-Fan:
The unique VGA-Fan substantially improves the airflow around the video card and will successfully solve the VGA-card overheating problem.

Triple Silent 120mm Fans
• 16dB / 1000 RPM
• Front Fan : Intake
• VGA-Fan : Intake
• Rear Fan : Exhaust

Specifications

Case Type: Mid Tower
Material: Aluminum front panel / SECC chassis
Color: Black, Silver / Black
Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro ATX
Drive Bays: 5.25" x 8, 3.5" x 5 (External x 1 + Internal x 4 )
Ventilation Capacity: Front (Intake) 120 mm x 1, Rear (Exhaust) 120 mm x 1, VGA-Fan 120 mm x 1
Expansion Slots: 7
Front I/O Port: USB 2.0 x 2, Audio and Microphone mini-jack, IEEE 1394
Net Weight: 8.3 kg / 18.3 lbs
Gross Weight: 10.1 kg / 22.3 lbs
MEAS: 3.36
Dimensions: 430 mm (H) x 198 mm (W) x 480 mm (D) / 16.9" H x 7.8 W x 18.9" D



 

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