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Thermaltake Armor
7.7 out of 10

Thermaltake Armor

Optimized design for both liquid cooling and air cooling Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Got the job done

Nathan C., Newegg
12 December 2013
  • Summary: I know this case is discontinued, but having owned it for several years I feel I should write a review.
  • Pros: Good size for a mid tower, I was able to fit a 580 in it, barely, but it held everything nicely. Looks kinda cool. Was fairly cheap, and good quality for the price.
  • Cons: I had an issue with the fans, as did a few others. The side fan somehow got out of line and needed to be replaced within 6 months. The rear fan died after about 1.5 years.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent

Matt F., Newegg
21 November 2012
  • Pros: The casing looks really cool. There is enough space to put all of your parts, even if you want to duel graphics card. The fans have worked properly for a reasonable amount of time.
  • Cons: One of the fans hit the side of the casing at a point in time and I would have to try and readjust it in order for it not to make a weird sound. After some time, the other fan became inoperable because of possibly too much dust. I have never cleaned the fan individually but just blew out the casi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Minor Issues

Stephanie M., Newegg
15 January 2012
  • Summary: Will be contacting Tt about possible solution to the lighting issue. If anyone has any input, would be appreciated. My mobo is: EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58
  • Pros: The pros are as stated by the other fine reviewers. Ample room, good air flow, makes your nerd circle 'blue' with envy.
  • Cons: I, like others had to play hide and seek with the mounting hardware for the 230 fan. Luckily I had the correct size (one bolt and three nuts) pieces, or the fan would have bee use less. The other issue I am having is that the indicator lights don't seem to work (HDD, Power, ring around the power ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not great.

Judd O., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Summary: Something about this case, sure hiding the wires for a pro looking instal was a PITA, almost as big as a full tower but inside space is mid-tower... While there are drawbacks to this case once you manage to get everything tucked away, you just have to look at it and PITA time you had putting it all...
  • Pros: Best looking case ever, big size for a mid-tower, solid construction
  • Cons: Cable management, kinda tight for modern video cards (but its a mid-tower so what can you expect), no top exhaust fan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Case

Dean S., Newegg
31 August 2011
  • Summary: This is a nice case, but because of the lack of a top exhaust fan, I'm taking off an egg. There's just no excuse for that. I had to mod my case to put in my own fan at the top and ended up cracking the plastic because of it.
  • Pros: Very large, plenty of room. Best looking case I've ever owned. Love the metal, magnetic flaps on the front of the case. Very sturdy and built solidly. Tool-less installation. Awesome, huge side fan with blue LED. Very quiet. Can't even tell it's on except for the LED lights.
  • Cons: Not enough fans; NEEDS an exhaust fan at the top of the case, but there's no room because of the sliding tool bay drawer and top-mounted power supply. Hard drive cage must be completely removed in order to run SLI or Crossfire if you're using an aftermarket cooler on your graphics cards or they w...
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Overall 6
6.0

A little over priced and over rated

Jason P., Newegg
23 May 2011
  • Summary: For the price of this case there are way better mid and full ATX cases out there. Like Coolermaster and Antec. So if your in the market for a new case you may want to do some research and look elsewhere. Or buy the full version of this case. Its a better built unit.
  • Pros: It's a little bigger then most mid sized cases. Nice big window. Over all it's very pleasing to the eye. The tool-less PCI design is nice. They are nice thick strong pieces of plastic. I read other reviews say that theirs have broken. I've had mine for over 3 years with a few GPU upgrades with no...
  • Cons: Fist of all there is no cable management at all. I had to become a little McGyver to hide all my wires. With most of them crammed in the 5.25 bays. The 230mm fan is loud. This would not be a problem from me if the fan pushed a lot of air onto my graphics cards, but it doesn't. Its very weak and v...
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Overall 10
10

2 years still as new

David W., Newegg
15 April 2011
  • Summary: Depending on your setup size of mobo and how many cards you have especially with the size of video cards keep case demensions in mind, For me its the perfect size for my gaming machine, im currently running MSI KA780G AMD Phenom X4 4gig ram Saphire HD4830 1GB GDDR3 Creative XFI extreme gamer sound...
  • Pros: Great case had this case for two years no problems still looks new from the day taken out of box, Had enough room for my hardware.
  • Cons: Running Cables can get tight especially around where the Hard drive cage is,
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice case, but not perfect.

Purdue U., Newegg
28 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this back in July of 2010 when NewEgg threw it on one of its Shellshocker deals. Got it at a fantastic price. I didn't actually build my rig until a couple weeks ago (March, 2011), and upon powering up the case, I noticed the Power Button LED and HDD LED's were dead.
  • Pros: Great looking. I love everything from the curves, to the bright LED's on the side of the case. Tons of room for expansion bays and extra HDD's. Top side drawer allows for storage for small tools or screws, and it's also removable if you'd like to install a liquid cooling system. Pretty slick! Run...
  • Cons: Cable management could be better. A hole on the side of the case where the Motherboard is mounted could help significantly with cable routing. The 230mm side fan is very loud. I hums like a small vacuum cleaner, and can get annoying after a while. Will look into replacing if at all possible. All ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the case, although not perfect

Anonymous, Newegg
14 March 2011
  • Summary: While I would've preferred to have my side panel exchanged for a fixed version, I did as suggested by Thermaltake tech support and added small washers so the 230mm fan is now 1-2 mm farther from the side panel (it's cheaper than shipping fees to send the panel back to Thermaltake).
  • Pros: Great look, very solid. The front/top USB, headset and eSATA connectors all proved to be very convenient over time.
  • Cons: The front "flaps" can be more annoying than useful. Cooling could also be improved. The 230mm fan on the side panel is very loud. In fact, the noise doesn't come from the fan itself (which is very silent), but from the flow of air through the side panel (I guess they made the holes a bit too smal...
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Overall 10
10

Love it...

Brandon S., Newegg
14 March 2011
  • Summary: What can I say that I haven't already. This was my first full build from the ground up and I think this case is wonderful for the project.
  • Pros: Cooling and Style...the case looks wonderful and modern without all the childish additions of some cases. Cooling is very effective. There was room for an additional fan at the top of the case. I placed one there even though I don't feel that I really need it. Tool less design is great. Everythin...
  • Cons: The 230mm cooling fan on the side has very bright leds. I've desoldered them and connected them to their own dimmer. Other than that...nothing.
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