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|Review: Thermaltake Armor Revo Chassis|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Friday, 27 April 2012 22:25|
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Photos, The Box and Case Exterior
Told you there was a knight.
Amusingly the fans in the lower left picture on the top of the case don't actually exist in the case. I love the feet on the case, they look like feet. It's cute.
Time to open the box.
Standard packaging, though thicker foam than is usual. It looks suspiciously like there are aluminum jaws on the front of things thing.
Yup, there're some aluminum door things, shields perhaps? I'm not really sure what to make of them. The rest of the case looks fantastic however!
Let us look more closely at the shields first, then we can move on. First with them closed:
You can see some tabs you can use to remove the shields if you don't like 'em. Functionally speaking they're short on purpose. You can also see the tabs on the 5.25" bay covers, push the tab in and pull and the cover comes out easily.
They all have foam filter mesh in them.
Moving onward, the front/top IO bits:
Fan and LED control on the left, Power and reset buttons plus HDD LED on the right. In the middle are audio ports, eSATA, two USB3.0 and two USB2.0 ports, a power LED with "breathing" effect, and lastly a 2.5"/3.5" SATA drive dock. I absolutely love these things. They're simplicity itself to use, just stuff the drive in and you're off and running. On the inside is a Molex for power and a SATA cable you plug into your motherboard. If you have your BIOS/UEFI set to AHCI mode you can even hot-swap the drives. I use mine constantly.
The LED button is quite simple, push it and the fan LEDs come on. Push it again and they go off.
The fan control buttons aren't a lot more complicated, hit HIGH for high speed and LOW for low speed. There is no middle ground. High moves a lot of air and makes a fair amount of airflow noise. Low is nice and quiet, though still moving a fair bit of air. We'll check the fans out on the next page.