Conclusion: Overall the Armor A60 is a pretty similar case with the A90 we saw earlier. Anyway all the changes between these two models are for the better and especially the sideways hot swap bay is a nice touch. The other differences include sideways HDD bays with tool-free sledges and USB3 connectivity on the front panel. These all combined do make the A60 a bit more expensive than the A90, but it really seems to be worth the extra.
Pros: Hot swap, Front panel USB3, Cooling
Cons: Small CPU cooler installation hole, No cable management holes, Leds can't be turned off
Conclusion: Beyond this, there’s also an option to install up to 5 more 120mm fans for some ridiculous cooling. However, the three stock fans are decent enough to provide optimal airflow within the chassis to keep things running cool. Don’t forget that your CPU and graphics card will also have their own fans running to keep the heat down.
Summary: The Armor A60 mid-tower case has the quality and features that people expect from . The interior is roomy and will fit almost all modern video cards, with the exceptions being maybe some of the newer ATI cards. The inclusion of USB 3.0, keyboard/mouse security lock, and the SideClick hard drive tray shows how Thermaltake is looking forward rather than keep everything as is.
Pros: » USB 3.0 and eSATA front ports, » SideClick EasySwap hard drive dock, » Lots of cooling options, » Some integrated standoffs, » Dual water cooling ports, » Tool-less 5.25" and 3.5" hard drive installation
Cons: » Motherboard tray hole for CPU access does't line up properly with all motherboards, » Can't turn off LEDs on fans, » USB 3.0 cable hard-wired to front port, » Only one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 front port, » 2.5" hard drive installation requires screws
Conclusion: Thermaltake has an extremely solid case in the Armor A60. The feature rich case is at a perfect pricing point (MSRP $89.99). The addition of the dust filters was a great thing to see in the case as more and more people start to care about the mess inside of their cases. The easily accessible front I/O ports were nice and the addition of a USB 3.0 port was also a great touch.
Summary: The Thermaltake Armor A60 Case is one of these products that many people will be interested in. It has what you should be looking for in a case and more. It comes with lots of drive bays, fans, hot swap drive, black interior, hole of the motherboard tray for coolers retention plate and countless other features. This is one of the the best bang for the buck cases on the market.
Conclusion: With support for up to 7 fans, you can be sure the components in your case are kept cool. Overall, the performance of this case is great. The two blue LED fans as well as the armor-like design makes this case's appearance a unique one - however it may not be for everyone. I find the overall aesthetics of the case look very professional yet simplistic, however some may dislike the armor design of the case.
Pros: SideClick functionality, Unique appearance, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 functionality
Summary: While the Thermaltake A60 manages to impress with the exterior look and well implemented design, it does seem to have a long list of drawbacks. Thermaltake has managed to port the cool and edgy design of the A90 to the A60, but has ignored a lot of the shortcomings. Instead of improving on those, the A60 is more expensive and has two new features, both of which have not been implemented properly. First off there is the USB 3.0 connectivity.
Pros: Great design - well ported from the larger A90, Hot-swap bay could be useful, USB 3.0 connectivity, Three fans included, Plenty of space for large CPU coolers, Large opening in mainboard tray for easy access to backplates, Separate trays for hard drives, Extruded side panels for additional looks, Well constructed
Cons: Costs more than the A90, USB 3.0 implementation too basic - no adapter for internal connection to USB 2.0, Hot-swap bay still requires tools to use properly, Still the use of bumpers for mainboard installation instead of real spacers, Expansion slot covers cannot be secured properly for transport, No more thumb screws included, No dust filter on side and simple one for the PSU intake area
Excerpt: Let’s make a list. To be more specific, let’s make a list of the things that gamers like. A good game is essential, a top of the line keyboard and mouse, as well as top of the line motherboard, processor, and memory. Those are the heart and soul of a gamer’s rig. But the thing that gamers love the most is an awesome looking case, because first impressions are very important and nothing gives a better first impression than a killer looking case; am I right?
Summary: Much like the Thermaltake Armor A90 case that we reviewed a few weeks back ( our full review can be found here ), the Thermaltake Armor A60 case also fared very well in our testing. The Thermaltake A60 case is aimed at the "Enthusiast on a budget" and overall we were very happy with the A60 and didn't really run into any major issues in our testing.
Pros: Unique Features (SideClick EasySwap HDD Bay), Plenty of Airflow, Good Value