Conclusion: Although the Thermaltake Armor A30 is a Micro-ATX chassis that's meant to be small (or should I say smaller), it is still fairly large ... well, larger than I expected anyway. I guess Thermaltake had to make room for all the full size components including standard length graphic cards, full size ATX12V power supplies, as well as full size 5.25" optical drives. Having said that, it's still smaller than your standard midi or full tower chassis.
Thermaltake Armor A30 Small Form Factor Case Review
19 October 2011
Excerpt: 38 Flares 38 Flares × Competitive gaming is becoming increasingly popular and an ever expanding audience frequent LAN meetings such as Multiplay’s Insomnia 43 in Telford. Anyone who has attended an event such as Insomnia 43 will know that it is a pain lugging around a full size tower case PC. As a result, small form factor PCs are becoming more popular with gamers.
Excerpt: The Armor A30 is certainly a small form factor case, but this is no Shuttle box. For a start, it's hardly a subtle design, and although it's half the height of a normal midi tower case, it's 50% wider and almost as deep. This is a case for short-on-space gamers, and its relative bulk means you can fit a double-slot graphics card up to 350mm long - so you'd be able to plug in AMD's frankly ludicrous Radeon HD 6990 and a powerful PSU to go with it.
Summary: „Created for Combat“, mit diesem Slogan bewirbt Thermaltake sein Armor A30 Gehäuse und gibt damit gleich die Zielgruppe vor. Der Mini-Tower will sich als kompakte, LAN-Party taugliche Spielmaschine verstanden wissen und buhlt mit augenfälligem Design um die Gunst der Gamergemeinde. In unserem Review untersuchen wir, was das Armor zu bieten hat.
Conclusion: Stražnja se stranica, skupa s nosačem za matičnu ploču, ventilatorima i bracketima izvlači van i na taj način oslobađa prostor u unutrašnjosti za montažu ostalih uređaja. Matična ploča microATX ili Mini-ITX (do 244 x 244 mm) nasjeda bez problema na svoje mjesto i tvornički postavljene nosače i sve što je potrebno napraviti je pričvrstiti ju vijcima.
Pros: Kvaliteta materijala i izrade, prostranost, velik broj mjesta za uređaje, adekvatan protok zraka koji stvaraju vrlo tihi ventilatori.
Cons: Otežan pristup unutrašnjosti (samo s gornje strane), cijena.