Legit Case Reviews
Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Review
|Product:||Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case|
|Date:||Wed, Sep 22, 2010 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Brian Giacoletti -|
Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case External Impressions (Continued)
The front bezel of the Thermaltake Armor A60 is a very attractive blend of mesh and solid plastic with a heavy emphasis on the mesh. There are three external 5.25 bays and a single external 3.5 bay. The front bezel is also where Thermaltake has chosen to locate the front i/o ports; on the upper right hand side you will see a USB 2.0 slot, the usual jacks for headphones and a microphone as well as the featured USB 3.0 slot and an E-SATA connector. To the left of the E-SATA connector is the reset button and below both of those is, of course, the power button.
The lower part of the front bezel is made mostly of mesh and has a set of triangular panels that allow for the airflow of the internal 120mm intake fan that is located at the lower front of the case. With more and more cases featuring the front i/o ports on the top of the case, I have to admit that I did find myself wishing that they were located on the top as well on the Armor A60. However, they do look nice and do not get in the way so I really have no basis to complain. One thing I can complain about, though, is the fact that there is only one USB 2.0 slot on the front of the case. I wish there had been at least one more just simply for the fact of being able to connect multiple devices without having to reach around the back of the case. Even if you count the USB 3.0 slot, that still is just not enough for me, personally. The front of the case also features a blue LED to indicate that the power is on and a red hard drive indicating LED that flashes when there is hard drive activity. To give you access to the front of the case behind the bezel, it is easily removable just by simply pulling on it a bit. It is not connected like a lot of other bezels with the tabs that run along the inside lip of the side of the case.
Let's take a look at the back of this guy. At the back we can see the fan grill for the included 120 MM exhaust fan that is located near the top. We can also see that Thermaltake has added holes and grommets for water cooling hoses at both the top and the bottom of the case. As mentioned before, the power supply is mounted at the bottom of the case and is visible from the rear of the case as is all of the add-on card slots and the rear i/o panel for the motherboard.
The top of the case, just like the rest of the case, looks like it was designed with heavy airflow in mind as it sports spots for not just one, but two fans. The first is for a 200 MM fan and the second one right next to it is for a 120 MM fan. The top also features the same stamps as the rest of the case.
Since this is a bottom mounted power supply style case, and gives you the ability to install an intake fan in the bottom of the case Thermaltake has put four nice sized round feet on the bottom of the case that raise the case up enough to not hinder the airflow.