Thermaltake Armor A60 Created For Combat Gaming Chassis PC Case Review

Gaming can be a dangerous sport, well virtually dangerous at least. At anytime you can be cut down by the next wave, having a little extra Armor is never a bad thing. Today we will be looking at your potential gaming wing man the Thermaltake Armor A60. This beautiful budget gaming chassis will make a great addition to any gaming rig and should impress even the most skeptical when they see the price tag. Although it may not actually help you physically in game at least you can look a little cooler at your next LAN event instead of sporting your moms Dell Case you decided to make your first build in, sure you should take pride in your first build but not if it makes you a pariah amongst the uber geeks of this world. Let’s take a look at the A60 and see if it is the best choice for your current or future builds:

 

Provided by: Thermaltake

Price: $89.36

Closer Look:

 

Specifications and Features:

The world’s first SideClick EasySwap design for 3.5” HDD
Built-in latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connector
Supports up to 7 fans for optimized air flow
Convenient drive installation with 90° rotated cage
Top and front blue LED-fan for the ultimate combat ambience
Case Type Mid Tower
Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Mesh
Color Black
Side Panel Window
Motherboard Support Micro ATX
Standard ATX
Motherboard Tray No
5.25″ Drive Bay 3
Ext. 3.5″ Drive Bay 1
Int. 3.5″ Drive Bay 5 and 1 x 2.5″ SSD/ HDD
Expansion Slots 7
Front I/O Ports USB3.0(SuperSpeed) x 1
USB2.0 x 1
e-SATA x 1
HD Audio x 1 (Support AC 97)
Cooling System -Front (intake):
120 x 120 x 25 mm Blue LED fan, 1000rpm 16dBA
120 x 120 x 25 mm / 200 x 200 x 20 mm (Optional)
-Rear (Exhaust):
120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm 16dBA
-Top (Exhaust):
200 x 200 x 20 mm Blue LED fan, 800rpm 15 dBA
2 x 120 x 120 x 25 mm (Optional)
-Bottom (Intake):
120 x 120 x 25 mm (Optional)
-Side (Intake):
120 x 120 x 25 mm (Optional)
Liquid Cooling Capable Yes
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
Power Supply Supported ATX PSII
Power Supply Included No
Dimension (H*W*D) 18.9 x 8.3 x 19.7 Inch
480 x 210 x 500 mm
Net Weight 15.7 lb
7.1 kg
Security Lock
Application
Warranty

 

Conclusion:

The sub $90 gaming chassis market is flooded with cases so you have a veritable pantheon of choices for a decently priced gaming case. The Thermaltake Armor A60 is still a good candidate and here is why: Blue LEDs, tons of fan expansion, lots of build space, side window, easy swap drive bay, big for a mid tower, side facing drive bays for easy access, doesn’t look like every other gaming Chassis out there. The A60 and A90 are the only chassis on the market right now, that I can see, that does not look like everyone else’s, so if you get this case it will stand out without the need to drop $150+ on a higher end full tower.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, it is a great case with lots of expansion and a unique design. I will personally be putting a new build permanently into this case for sure.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Design
  • Fan Expansion
  • Blue LEDs
  • Build Quality

Cons:

  • Not a big fan of the new HDD Bay Tool-less Style

 


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