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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

Conclusions

The bezel definitely has a different look. Very clean, very rugged. My wife says that we need new kitchen appliances to match it, with stainless steel fronts. The CCFLs are not terribly bright, as I hoped they wouldn't be. They lend a nice blue glow to the bottom of the case.



So, what about the cooling? Merely by changing to the Tuniq 3, I dropped CPU temp 3C, and motherboard temp 2C. I think that placing the third fan in the window rather than the 3D rail would have helped my idle temps more, due to the introduction of more outside air, rather than the redirection of air already inside of the case, but I like the idea of extra air blowing directly on my NB passive cooling, which will probably help load temps more. Putting the CPU on full load did not affect the motherboard temps at all.

The Tuniq 3 has the high quality I have come to expect from Sunbeamtech products. Finish inside and out is excellent. The heavy brushed aluminum bezel and full-length legs complete with CCFLs give the case a unique look. The case is tool-free, and comes with three LED 120mm fans.

The Tuniq 3 has a multitude of cooling solutions. You could actually run six 120mm fans if you desired. Both exterior fan vents have large honeycomb mesh, and there is more than sufficient cooling for the front fan. The 3D cooling really helped with my passive motherboard cooling. The two 120mm window vents allow for extra external air for CPU and GPU areas.

I found no faults at all with the case, though one could consider the placement of the bottom screws on the 3D rail a fault. Most owners of this case will have to remove the rail, when installing motherboards with large coolers, or long video cards, and you have a choice of removing the foot, or bending it slightly. I personally had no problem with bending the foot, and it is removed by two screws.

The Tuniq 3 sells for $69.99 at a popular online retailer, which I consider an excellent price for a high quality, tool-free case with some unique qualities. ThinkComputers gives the Tuniq3 Mid-Tower Case a 10 out of 10 score!


Pros:

- Unique styling
- Excellent Cooling
- Tool-free
- CCFLs
- Great price

Cons:

- Removal of 3D rail screws is somewhat inconvenient, but not really a big deal

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