Summary: Final Thoughts
When it first got this case in to review I was actually pretty excited. I knew how much I loved previous Thermaltake Armor Series cases and I expected the Armor Revo to follow in their footsteps, but unfortunately I was rather disappointed in this case. Before we get into things I did not like about the case let’s talk about what I did like.
Pros: Good looks, 4 included fans (3x 200mm, 1x 140mm), Hard drive dock, USB 3.0 support
Cons: No routing hole for CPU power cable, Rubber inserts for the cable routing holes constantly fell out, Installation in general was just annoying
Conclusion: The Thermaltake Armor Revo series chassis are definitely one of the nicest gaming chassis we have currently seen on the market. With lots of features, including a built in fan controller, plenty of USB ports with USB 3.0 support, lots of fan filters, 3 x 200 mm fans and 1x 140 mm fan are included, and much more; the Armor Revo chassis can be any gamer’s dream come true.
Pros: Paint extremely difficult to scratch even with hard objects., Plenty of air circulation with the inclusion of the side 200mm fan., No cable hassle with 200mm side fan, as it automatically gets power once side panel is locked into position., Fan Filters included., Fan Controller is nice, but keep in mind it only has High/Low options, Fits full sized video cards., Internal/External Water Cooling is possible, Window on the side, Tool-less installation besides motherboard...
Cons: Feet are plastic and does not come with any anti-vibration rubber., PSU standoffs are not rubberized. Could be a possible cause of vibrations., Not enough hooks in certain areas of the motherboard tray for tying down the cables., Limited space between top motherboard cutout for cables to pass through, due to large fan being in the way., Cable Management hole with rubber cover should be added right under the standard ATX motherboard ports for cleaner cable routing., Bi...
Summary: I am really happy with the Armor Revo Gene. I found it to be constructed of high quality materials and it is extremely stylish and modern looking. The Armor Revo Gene comes in two colors black on black and the really nice looking Snow edition which is white on white with silver aluminum bezels.
Pros: Great ventilation, Water cooling ready, High quality, Stylish, Many great features
Summary: I am sure a lot of your reading this review will remember the old Thermaltake Armor cases that were one of the most popular computer cases available about 10 years ago. It was pretty tough to go to a LAN party and not see a bunch of people using the Armor case (and for good reason). Fast forward 10 years to 2012 and you’ve now got a ton more choices when it comes to computer cases than you did when Thermaltake released the original Armor case, but it’s still nice to see...
Pros: High Quality Consturction, Lots of features, Easy to neatly install a system into, Good value
Summary: Thermaltake hit a home run with the Armor Revo Gene. It combines a wealth of features and great styling at an awesome price point. Be sure to put the Armor Revo Gene on the list for your next build.
Excerpt: The Armor Revo is a modern take on the original sporting the same double hinged panels just like the older brother. But the new Revo comes in two flavors: black and white and has many of the features that we have seen in the Chasers, Overseer and several other cases we have seen from Thermaltake in the past few months. But are these newly added features enough to make the Revo a classic? We will try to answer that question here today.
Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Snow Edition Case Video Review
6 October 2012
Summary: The Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Snow Edition Case looks good, great build quality, plenty of drive bays, external drive dock, headset/headphones holder, cable management, window and fan option for left side panel and more. Also, there are two color options, white and black.
Summary: The Armor Revo Snow Edition marks Thermaltake's latest case design in a new white/black color scheme. The result is a very aesthetic contrast between the black mesh trim and interior and the stunning white exterior panels. I'm not sold on the brushed aluminum front corner pieces, either their look or function, and the pivoting action seems quite limited.
Summary: I have always been a fan of white toys. Heck I have only owned one car that wasn't white (and I fixed that mistake) but somehow a white case still takes some getting used to. Thermaltake's decision to put out a Snow Edition really shows how far we have come in case aesthetics. The combination of black and blue accents with the gentle blue lighting is really much cooler in person.
Pros: Eye catching White Design, Eight Expansion Slots, External Drive Dock is Handy, Outstanding Cooling Out of the Box, Great Build Quality
Cons: Not recommended for the Dremel crowd, Hard to replace door fan, Did I mention it's white?