Thermaltake Armor Revo Chassis Review

Features and Specifications

I just remembered that the case this Armor Revo is up against had a robot-mech-thing on it. I hope the knight’s sword has magical powers or something.

I didn’t make it very long being serious did i? Oh well, here are the features anyway, straight from Thermaltakeusa.com:

 

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Thermaltake Armor Series line of high-performance computer chassis have long been regarded in the computer enthusiasts community as one the most versatile and high-performing gaming chassis since early 2005 when the first Armor was introduced. The all-new Armor Revo is designed to not only continue the tradition of excellence, but to excel in all aspects of a true gaming chassis that takes aggressive styling to a new level and with unique and advanced features that one can only appreciate when experienced. Look out boys, the legend is back.

Plug&Play side-panel fan
With the Armor Revo’s Plug&Play side-panel fan, the power circuit is established as soon as side-panel of the chassis is closed.  And because there are no lose wires or connections to make, the user will no longer have to worry about snapping off the power connector.

Liquid cooling ready
In addition to the spacious interior that enables power users to easily work on the ultimate liquid cooling setup, the Armor Revo features ample room for 24CM high-performance radiator.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0
The wide-spread adoption of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface enables blazing-fast data-transfer and even supplies higher 5V power (900mA).  And yes, Armor Revo adopts the most up-to-date internal USB 3.0 19-pin connector.

Hot-swap hard drive docking station
While USB 3.0 offers high-speed data transfer, moving big chunks of data usually means a hard drive or two.  This is where the hot-swap hard drive docking station comes in handy.

More power, less heat
Armor Revo features not one, not two, but three oversized 200mm fans which are all pre-routed to the centralized fan controller that is conveniently located on the front of the chassis that allows user to easily lower or increase fan speed as needed.

Clean up the mess
Cable management used to mean tucking all the excess cables into any available space you can find.  With the CableClear Cable Management, the excess cables are now routed properly so you won’t pull off all your hair when upgrading down the road.

You are in control
Don’t let manufacturers tell you how the lighting or fan speed should be set at.  With Armor Revo’s lighting & fan speed control conveniently located on the front of the chassis, you are in total control.

High-end graphics card supported
With spacious interior, the Armor Revo can take on the most advanced graphics card(s) available today. Maximum card length: 12.9″ (330CM). Multi-graphics cards supported as well (3-way SLI).

You are you
You are an unique individual, we understand. The Armor Revo Snow Edition not only set itself apart from the rest with the performance, but with its aesthetic supremacy as well.

 

I’m forced to admit that I already cracked the box open, so let me tell you this: The “Plug’n’play” side panel fan is the best side panel fan setup I have ever seen. There are no disclaimers or exceptions to this statement.

Specifications time!

Case Type Full Tower
Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Combination of plastic and high air flow mesh
Color Interior: Black
Exterior: White
Side Panel Swivel Door with Transparent Window
Motherboard Support 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
12” x 9.6” (ATX)
Motherboard Tray No
5.25″ Drive Bay 4
Ext. 3.5″ Drive Bay By using 5.25″ to 3.5″ Converter
Int. 3.5″ Drive Bay 6
Expansion Slots 8
Front I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 2
eSATA connector x 1
MIC & Speaker (support AC’97 & HD Audio)
Cooling System Front (Intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm,13~15dBA) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) Rear (Exhaust) :
140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
Top (Exhaust) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift fan x 1 (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA); 200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional) or 140 x 140 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional)
Bottom (Intake) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
Side (Intake) :
200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional)
Liquid Cooling Capable Yes
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
Power Supply Supported Standard ATX PSII Power Supply
Power Supply Included No
Dimension (H*W*D) 586 x 254.0 x 552 mm
23.1 x 10 x 21.7 inch
Net Weight 11.5 kg
25.35 lb
Security Lock for peripherals only
Application Suitable for gaming, enthusiast, DIY and modding
Included Accessories  

Cable ties and such must not count as accessories. At 25 pounds this isn’t an especially light case, though it was far less than some I’ve reviewed. It doesn’t have a carrying handle like the Seiran does, but once loaded with parts it’d be too heavy for most people to carry with one hand anyway.

This case comes with a lot of big fans. It’s a very nice change from the more normal setup where the case supports a lot of fans and ships with two. Thank you, Thermaltake!

Onward to actually looking at this thing!

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