Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Review

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Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Parts Installation

Installing all of your parts is always a lot more fun when there is ample room, and lots of room is something that the Thermaltake Armor A60 has. With dimensions like 18.9 x 8.3 x 19.7 inches and the

ability to fit video cards that are up to 305 MM in length and CPU coolers that are up to 180 MM in height there isn’t much that won’t fit inside this case. I started out installing a few of the standoffs to

support my motherboard which is just a standard ATX MSI 790FX-GD70. After that was the very quick and easy installation of my optical drive with what I call the Thermaltake flip and click fasteners. All I had

to do was slide my drive into the 5.25 bay and flip down the latch. After that, you just click the lever back and bam! Your optical drive is installed.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Optical Drive

Next up to bat were my hard drives, which included both a regular 3.5 hard drive and a 2.5 solid state drive. The wonderful thing with this case is that the removable drive mounts can house both sized drives. The only difference is that when you install a 2.5 drive you have to use four screws that screw into the bottom of the drive and the 3.5 drives only require two screws that install into the side of

the drive. So calling this case tool-less is not truly accurate.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Video Cards

The three fans that Thermaltake included in the case are a 120 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and a 200 mm top exhaust that did not need to be removed or modified at all during the build and kept the

case cool with a nice steady flow of air. The best part of all of this is that it did it quietly. Nothing can be worse than to have your PC in a room, and while in that room all you can hear is the PC.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Cooler

As with all things that seem too good to be true, there is one great fault with the Thermaltake Armor A60. There is simply not enough room beneath the motherboard tray to hide the wiring of a standard

power supply and, therefore, all of your wiring needs to be hidden or, shall I say, kind of hidden behind all of the hard drive bays. While this isn’t a deal breaker, you are much better off using a modular

power supply with this case than you are a standard power supply. The drag about all of this is that even if you do use a modular power supply you are still going to be hard pressed to truly hide the wires

properly if that’s your thing.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Wiring

As you can clearly see I was forced to bunch up all of my wiring behind the 3.5 drive bays. Luckily, the drives were still able to fit even though that rat’s nest was behind it. With only 9/16 of an inch behind the motherboard tray, it was nearly impossible to hide any wires there.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Wiring

Other than the one downfall I mentioned the Thermaltake Armor A60 was a pleasure to build out and the size of the interior made it very easy to install all of my components and still left me room to

manipulate my hardware or wiring if something needed to be adjusted. As mentioned before, there were no sharp edges inside the case that could possibly leave you bleeding so it is always a plus to not have to

donate blood when you are building your new PC.

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid Tower Case Built

All in all, the entire build of this case took around an hour. Thermaltake has gone out of their way to make sure this case is not only easy to build out but that it is easily accessible in every way to

make sure you don’t spend the majority of your day installing components. The thing that took the longest in all of this was deciding where to run the wiring and then running it. Had Thermaltake made this case

just a tad wider it would have made adequate room to hide your wiring under the motherboard.

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