Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS: If you need space this is the case for you
25 April 2012
Summary: Firstly let me just explain why I bought such an expensive pc case. I wanted to house a full size ATX Motherboard and have the capacity and space within the case to enable further upgrades (i.e water cooling system etc). A lot of the standard PC cases out there are restricted to what Water cooling systems you can use and dont house full size ATX Boards. I Had already purchased a Foxconn C51XEM2AA motherboard which boasts a full 12" x 9.6" board.
Summary: INITIAL OPINION Very meaty tower (i.e. heavy and big), bought from Novatech December 2007 for around £118. If it weren't so expensive I'd drop it out a top floor window to prove how sturdy it is! WHY DID I BUY? My requirements were: - plenty of capacity and multiple config's - Minimum amount of tacky and unnecessary lights (failed on the latter) - scalable - easy access - no PSU supplied so I could chose.
Excerpt: "...by the exelent airflow inside thermaltake have it right the fans inside are 1x120mm in the front + space for 2 more 120mm 1x120mm exhaust in the back 1x 90mm hdd fan at the back and 1x90mm exhaust up top a huge 25 cm fan on the side pannel optimized for sli and overclocking hard drive spaces up to 10 cd drive spaces up to10 the only bad points with this case are weight very heavy and the 25 cm cooling fan has no dust filter and ...
Pros: EXELENT BUILD STURDY GREAT COOLING AND SPACE AND QUIET TO
Excerpt: "This is an absolutely superb case. I've had this case for 5 months now and it hasn't yet let me down! First off i have to say how big this case actually is, it is MASSIVE! It has a total of 11 bays although one is used by the power buttons but you can place and 3.5" device in it such as a card reader. The panel is also movable so you can choose where to have your power buttons. The case comes with another one of the bays filled with a tool drawer. ...
Pros: Strong, silent, cool and very spacious !
Cons: None that i can think of . (and im a very picky person)