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 Internal Impressions (Continued)
As mentioned on a previous page the power supply is mounted at the bottom of the case and sits on top of a vent that is specifically designed to aid in the removal of the hot air that exhausts from the power supply. There is also an internal fan mount point so that you can either intake or exhaust air from the bottom of the case. I know I said it before, but this case appears to have been made with serious airflow in mind. As we move up from the PSU we can see that the motherboard tray is not removable in this case but does supply ample room to install a full ATX motherboard and will also house the smaller micro ATX motherboards as well. The motherboard tray has the cut out at the bottom to support the different mounting brackets that may be used on different coolers and water cooling setups.
At the top rear of the case we can see that Thermaltake has included a 120 MM fan for exhaust at the rear of the case and a blue LED 200 MM fan for the top exhaust and, as mentioned on the previous page, there is a mount to install another 120 MM fan in the top as well. The top fans can also be removed and can easily be replaced by a single or dual radiator setup for a water cooling system.
As we move on to the right hand side of the case this is where I became a bit disappointed. Why, you ask? Well, because with all of the sweet features that this case has the feature that is really important for those of us that are tidy wiring freaks there is almost no room at all behind the right side panel to properly hide your wires. If you have a modular power supply you will be able to do a way better wiring job than those who have a standard power supply because you will have less wire to hide which means that you won't fill up the limited room with unused wires. So I highly recommend using a modular power supply with this case. I do not have a modular PSU so I was stuck trying to hide all of my wires and I think the pictures on the next page will tell the story of my success or, shall I say, failure on that subject. Most of my wiring had to be stuffed into the lower 3.5 drive bays at the front of the case. Luckily, the drive brackets were still able to slide into their bays so I was able to at least somewhat hide the wires, but not as nicely as I would like to.
The internal wiring harness is pretty much the same as the ones you see in every other case with the exception of the blue USB 3.0 cable that runs from the front bezel of the case to the back so that you can plug it into either a USB 3.0 add on card or into a motherboard that has USB 3.0 slots on it.