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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 -|
Conclusion and Final Thoughts On The Armor A60
With the looks of a true fragging war machine and an interior spacious enough to house most modern components the Thermaltake Armor A60 is definitely worth every penny of its $89.99 price tag, and those spent pennies also include a 3 year warranty. The combination of the mesh, plastic and steel of the Armor A60 makes this a case that will fit in with any decor and will definitely make you stand out at a LAN. With an almost tool less interior, installing components is easy and hassle free... well, except for when you get to the part where you have to actually hide your wires. I don't know what happened; maybe Thermaltake forgot that we all needed a place for our wiring when they designed the A60, or maybe they just felt this case would fit in better with those that commonly use modular power supplies. Either way, it doesn't matter as the Thermaltake Armor A60 is still an awesome case.
If just having a cool looking case with lots of internal room wasn't enough, Thermaltake went and added three fans to the case: a 120 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust and a top exhaust 200mm fan. Airflow moved through the case and kept it as cool as you would expect. There are also optional spots to add more fans to the case if you feel that they are needed. The noise levels of the fans were on par with just about every other case in its price range, and while the fans were clearly audible in a silent room, during regular everyday activities the fans could not be heard at all. But, then again, I have two kids and it is pretty hard to hear anything with kids around.
I used an Antec p-180 case for many, many years and I thought it was nice looking and that it had a ton of room in it. That was, until I got a modern video card. Boy, was I surprised when it barely fit and I actually had to move my hard drives to get the video card in place. Well, you won't run into any problems like that with the A60. I installed both of my 5770's and there was still plenty of room to spare between the end of the cards and the drive bays. The same thing goes for the CPU heat sink and fan. There was plenty of room for my Spire Thermax Pro cooler. As a matter of fact, there was plenty of room to spare between the top of the cooler and the side panel of the case.
I am just going to go ahead and say it. I like this case. I like it a lot. With all the features that this case has it should cost a hundred dollars more than it does. It's not often you come across a case of this caliber with this many features that you don't need to go into escrow to buy. It looks great on my desk and I am able to switch components in and out of the case without having to tear up my hands or remove other components just to get to what I want to work on. I have already had a handful of my friends and family ask me what I am going to do with the case when I am done reviewing it and they are disappointed to hear that I am going to be keeping it as part of my fleet.
The Legit Bottom Line: The Thermaltake Armor A60 is a high class case in a low class price range. It has all the features of a much more expensive case but without the cost. I just wish it had more room to hide the darn wires.
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