The new Kaby Lake processor. The new MSI Titanium z270 motherboard. The new Samsung 960 Evo, the first to arrive in Taiwan. An all-white build. I need a kick-ass case to match. Did I find one? You bet.
Here we’ve got the Sades Tutankhamun, one of the top of the line cases from Sades. I contacted Sades and they sponsored me a whole slew of fans for this build, thanks for your overwhelming generosity, guys!
The Sades Tutankhamun is a mid-sized tower case priced at 3790nt or 122 us dollars, and it’s standout feature is dual tempered glass windows. This stylish white case has a solid, clean, uniquely angled front panel without bays, and measures 22 centimeters wide by 51 long and 49 high, and weighs in at 6.7 kilograms or 14 point 8 pounds, due to the glass. The white plastic is finished with a very nice gloss, it’s very well done. The rear of the panel comes with a PSU mounting bracket, seven PCI brackets, 120mm adjustable fan mount location, and motherboard I/O shield cutout.
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This clear tempered glass window shows off the huge space inside, which supports Mini, Micro, and ATX motherboards. It has room for up to 39cm graphics cards, more than enough for most. The right side has a beautiful tinted glass panel, and I’m keeping the plastic on both panels for now to prevent scratches as I show off the case!
Removing the glass on the Sades Tutankhamun, you can see the motherboard standoffs already installed, cutouts, and cable tie points. There’s 9 visible twelve centimeter fan mounts, three front, one back, two top, and three on the PSU cover. No support for 14 centimeter fans, but lots of options for 120 or 240 millimeter radiators. You can install 4 SSDs in the case, two mounts are visible here.
Clear TG shows off the huge space
On the right are two slide out 3 point 5 inch trays, for either hard drives or SSDs, and if you really need you could put an SSD under the lowest tray, unsecured. There’s a 120 millimeter fan mount right where the PSU wires are… well, a nice thought. The motherboard tray is solid, with top back and middle cable ports, so cable runs are easy and can reach! No rubber grommets but I’m OK with that. Here I’d sacrifice the ITX wire cutouts for a larger CPU backplate hole, as most consumers in this price range will have ATX motherboards.
Here’s a nice surprise feature of the Sades Tutankhamun case. If you decide you don’t want clear glass on the component side, you can opt to switch both panels, so you have the tinted on the left and the clear on the right. You’d have to do a neat cabling job at the back, though! Speaking of glass, the case ships in an Egyptian themed box, which is very sturdy. The inside cardboard inserts support the case well and it does a great job protecting both glass sides.
Another point in the Sades Tutankhamun’s favor is the removable magnetic bottom filter on the case. You just pick it up and slide it right out, and it goes back in easily. Nice and easy to use. The bottom filter is the only one on the case- I would like to see a front filter though, especially as the front panel is easily removable. Here’s inside the front, it has dual sided mounting points for three fans outside and a 240 water cooling rad inside. The wire coming down is for the top front blue LED power light.
The top has a clean machined look and has the onyx metal power and reset buttons, along with one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HD audio jacks and a red hard drive access light. The buttons have a nice solid feel to them. The underside has a foam mesh supported by plastic, and the top panel wiring comes down through cutouts for a clean look.
So I’ve put the MSI Titanium z270 motherboard board in the Sades Tutankhamun. Always remember install the I/O shield first! I always forget. So this case fits CPU coolers up to 162 millimeters in height, and my Cooler Master Hyper 212x did fit nicely, but I had borrowed that from my other i7 rig.
My friend Levi has a computer shop close by and he graciously donated a stock Intel cooler, so I could get Windows 10 up and running. I tried rendering video but even with the stock fan at full speed, the 4-point-2 gigahertz i7-7700K CPU hit a dangerous 100 degrees every time, so I’m waiting until my Amazon order comes through with both one red, and one white Deepcool Captain EX 240 millimeter water cooling units.
The back of the ATX motherboard and the cutout just isn’t big enough, as the ATX left-most mounts are covered by the tray. As ITX rigs generally can’t use massive coolers anyways, I hope SADES will cater back access more for ATX owners.
For this build I’m using a Cooler Master v750 fully modular power supply, and it’s really a shame I can’t remove half or all of the PSU cover to show off the sides and the sweet top design of the PSU. Here you can see that the v750 just squeezes into the case, but unlike the other Sades Horus case, the Sades Tutankhamun has a closed back design with a cutout, and my big hands barely fit inside. It makes disconnecting modular cabling pretty difficult.
Installing 3x 12cm fans is a breeze
OK you all ready? Let’s put in these white Scarab fans. Here’s inside the Sades Tutankhamun’s front panel, a nice big area which makes installing three 12 centimeter fans a breeze, and thanks to the mounting system you could first attach up to a 240 mill rad behind them.
First I wiggle off the front cover and I’m using the supplied long screws to mount the fans. There’s enough for six fans, three on the PSU cover and three on the front to allow a radiator to mount behind it. Again I’d like to say a big thank you to Sades, they sponsored me all the white Scarab fans that I’m using for this review! I also received the Mandala RGB fans so I’ll be reviewing them very soon.
Now that’s done, let’s feed the wires through the case. The openings here have plenty of room to slide the Molex plus 3-pin connectors right through, so I’m finished very quickly. This is a nice improvement over the Sades Horus case I just finished. See the two vertical notches in the top panel? Putting on the front is easy, first I feed the cable to the blue power LED through and click the bottom in, then at the top I just press down until the two rods go into the vertical notches. Clicks right together, and done.
Now for the top cover. First I carefully pry off the top of the Sades Tutankhamun. Here you can see the raised area to hold a 240 mil radiator, and you have enough room to install it and the fans. If you do, your motherboard 8-pin EPS cable might need an extension to go through the top back cutout.
Here I’m doing two white 12 centimeter Scarab fans. The mounting slats allow for flexibility which is great for any build. And I just realized that these should have the logo showing so that they exhaust up, whoops. Looks like I was a bit tired! Anyways they install easily.
The PSU cover fans go in next, and again, the logo should be facing up to exhaust up, dang. Well, maybe I want a super cooled power supply and hard drives! I’ll reverse them later. So… the fans will block the bottom PCI slot, so no four GPU plus fan setup, not a problem for most. I still have access to the power, reset and overclock buttons on the bottom right of the motherboard although I would’ve liked an extra 2 centimeters clearance.
I’m using the supplied long bolts that came with the case here, just threading them first with fingers to make it easy. Feed the wires through the cutouts, and position the next two fans, good. Again, a half or fully removable PSU cover would have made building and modding this case much easier. This is my biggest issue with the case, but it’s not a deal-breaker, with some pre-planning and patience.
Time for the rear exhaust fan to go in the Sades Tutankhamun… and I was definitely not concentrating on fan direction at all here. This fan should be the other way around, of course. Silly me. I’d re-shoot these parts but that would also delay the video by a day or more… and you get the point, right? Anyways it’s easy to slap in these fans. And we’re finished.
OK, this part I got right. Time to install the Cooler Master v750. The Sades Tutankhamun ships with a metal bracket which has a notch on the left hand side, so I align it here first to the case. I want the intake fan pulling air from the bottom, so it’s upside down. I fit the bracket to the cooler then secure it with 4 screws. Then I slide it in and secure the bracket to the tower with four screws.
Installing hard drives in the bracket is a snap, literally. One side in first, then the other, and it snaps right in. If you mount an SSD just use the screw holes on the bottom, and it lines up perfectly. You can see the connectors available below the front rail.
The black front grill looks sexy with the white LEDs emanating behind it, very slick. I still really liked the other Sades Horus Case which has a transparent front, but since this case has dual tempered glass sides, I was sold as soon as I saw the layout and possibilities.
The black mesh on top of the Sades Tutankhamun really makes this design stand out. White light shines through here nicely too, and blends this piece into the whole. A blue LED power accent light is subtle and blends right in, and will pretty much work for any color scheme you’re planning on. A very nice design touch there.
Scarab fans look amazing
They also come in blue, orange, green, and red, and have Molex 4 pin and small 3-pin connectors. At 25 millimeters thick, they run at 1600 rpm, and move 57 cubic feet a minute at 30 point 5 decibels. When my Amazon shipment comes in, I’ll do an update video on the build, and at that time I’ll be reviewing the Mandala RGB fans with their controller, so stay tuned.
In Taiwan you can find the Sades group on Facebook and message them with the serial number of the box to get a free Scarab fan. The group page is in Chinese, so get a native speaker beside you to help ask about this. Here, the rear white Scarab makes a nice impact and also illuminates the components with a different light angle.
The Sades Tutankhamun clear tempered glass windows are 42 centimeters high by 46 long, tapering to 36 at the top. Diagonally, they measure 62 centimeters or 24 point5 inches at the widest, and 55 cm or 21 point 5 inches at the smallest. They beautifully show off any rig you wish to build in this solid case. Really, wow.
The higher end Sades Tutankhamun has a bold design and striking lines, and the tempered glass panels sold it for me. It looks cool, it’s easy to build in, and also is a great value for the money. I’m very satisfied with this case purchase. If you pick one up, shopping through our affiliate links will help us here with no extra cost to you. And follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at techspinreview.
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