, a subsidiary of Sunbeamtech
, is a computer component manufacturer with the unique stance of considering "itself in the fashion business of computing industry." Fashion implies style, but can their latest case offer the features and performance that are also required? Let's take a look at the Tuniq 2 and see if this case can deliver style and high performance.
Before taking a look at the sample on hand, here is some published data on the Tuniq 2 ATX Case...
Features (taken from the Tuniq website):
» 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
» 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
» 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
Specifications (taken from the Tuniq website):
» Case Type: Mid Tower
» Material: Aluminum front panel / SECC chassis
» Color: Black, Silver/Black
» Motherboard: ATX, Micro ATX
» Drive Bay:
» 5.25" X 8
» 3.5" X 5 (External x1 + 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
» IEEE 1394
» N.W. 8.4kg
» G.W. 10.1kg
» Dimensions: 403 mm (H) x 198mm (W) x 480mm (D)
Here you can see the box that the Tuniq
2 ships in. It is not flashy, but is designed for a retail setting. The front of the box list the model and has a picture of the case, although I did notice the case on the front of the box is slightly different than the model I received. The side panel on the box shows three holes, while the model I received has one big circular hole. The back of the box provides you with three pieces of information about this case, specifically what makes this case different from others (other than the looks).
Inside the box you will find the case is wrapped in a plastic bag nestled between two large pieces of foam that will protect the case from most damage. Examining the case, I did not find any damage; the case appears to have made it in perfect shape.