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Product: Sunbeam Tuniq 3 Mid-Tower Case
Date: November 3, 2007
Author: Frank Stroupe
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Tuniq
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Installation

TEST RIG:
Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad
Asus P5K Deluxe Wifi
OCZ Reaper PC2-6400 2 gig kit
Zotac geForce 8600GTS
Kingwin Mach 1 800w PSU
Kingwin Heatpipe Direct Touch CPU Cooler

Installation is pretty straightforward on the Tuniq 3, though I would recommend removing the fan rail before starting, especially if you have a large CPU cooler, or long video card. There are three screws involved, one at the top, and two on the bottom of the case. Not that it makes any difference one way or the other, but this is the first time I have ever seen Locktite on a computer case screw.



When removing the bottom screws, you either have to remove the foot, or bend it some with the screwdriver. They are pretty flexible, so I chose not to remove it, which consists of removing two screws inside of the case. Considering that most buyers will have to remove the rail prior to installation, maybe a little more attention to the placement of the bottom screws could have been given.


On the Freezing Storm, I didn't replace the rail at all, mainly due to the fact that I could not use a fan on it at any position.a top fan was blocked by a cassette deck that was very long, and the bottom one was blocked by my fairly long video card. Since I now no longer use the cassette deck, and feel that I need a little more wind on my passive Northbridge cooler, I think that I will try out the 3D cooling aspects of the Tuniq 3. I used the fan I removed from the rail in the front of the case. Installing that fan involves removing the hard drive bay, accomplished by removing two screws on the motherboard tray, and two under the case.

After removing the rail, install the motherboard offsets, and the I/O panel for your motherboard.


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