Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Mid Tower Case ReviewThu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Externals: Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene
The Armor Revo Gene’s left side has a large sideways C-shaped window in the top and a filtered side intake and a small black box in the top right, but we’ll check that out later on.
The front of the case is fully meshed and visible are the Thermaltake logo which hides a 200mm blue LED intake fan, then an external 3.5” bay and 4 5.25” bays above that. The front aluminum doors are also removable if you so choose. Simply slide in the pins as the bottom and top of each door and remove it. If you want to put the doors back simply put them in place and slide the pins back out into the front panel.
The back of the case features 3 water cooling/cable grommets, a 140mm exhaust fan, 7 expansion slots with a special retainer panel and the standard bottom-mount PSU opening. There is also a cable security loop right above the I/O cutout for securing your goodies at a LAN party or something of the sort. You’ll also notice that the included 140mm exhaust fan is rubber mounted to help keep noise levels down.
The right side is plain other than a large square bump in the panel to aid in cable management on the inside.
The top of the case features a headphone and mic jack, reset and power buttons and a red HDD indicator LED on the left side as well as a pair of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on the right. In the center is a SATA docking station that will accept either 3.5” or 2.5” drives.
The bottom of the case features a removable filter that not only filters the PSU intake but also the intake spot in front of the PSU should you decide to install a fan there. The case feet also turn to any position you desire and will each lock into one of eight different positions.
The little black box on the left side panel we looked at earlier is actually a flip-down holder for your gaming headset. This is a simple yet effective feature.
The intake on the left side panel is filtered. The filter can be a pain to remove as it’s held in with 4 small plastic push-clips. If you install a 200, 140 or 120mm fan into the panel expect to need to remove it to clean your filter as well.