The Tuniq 2 comes with a bunch of accessories: a CPU air duct, a plastic VGA fan insert, and three fans. In our tests, everything but the fans proved worthless.
Tuniq says the Grand Air Duct is for “excellent cooling and performance,” and that the VGA fan is meant to “successfully solve the VGA-card overheating problem.” While the concepts seem interesting and original, neither of these features worked with our slightly larger than average Thermaltake Mini Typhoon water-cooling kit.
Tuniq suggested we remove the Grand Air Duct so we could at least use the VGA fan, but that wasn’t possible either. Tuniq also touts the case’s “unique upside-down chassis layout;” but we were annoyed that we had to turn the case upsidedown just to screw in the hard drives.
Working inside the Tuniq is like working inside every other budget enclosure: no drive rails and no motherboard tray. The videocard installation was a snap with the Tuniq’s screw-less expansion card setup.
The Tuniq 2 is attractive and comes with three fans, but if you want more than the basics, look elsewhere.
Month Reviewed: October 2006