Date: June 22nd, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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The colorful retail carton gives potential customers a look at the unique styling of the A90, and Thermaltake prominently displays the phrase, “Created for Combat” on the front. This goes along with the MMORPG theme of the chassis and suggests the need to “armor up” before going into battle. While the A90, of course, isn't armor plated, it does appear to have that look about it.
The A90 has its own armor in the form of a plastic wrap, a couple of Styrofoam blocks and a heavy cardboard carton. Needless to say, it arrived unscathed and ready for battle...or whatever.
There aren't a tremendous number of accessories included with the A90, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The long black plastic spacers and screws are included should the user wish to install an optional 200mm fan in the front of the chassis in lieu of the included 120mm unit. The multi language user's manual is long on low-resolution pictures and short on useful verbiage, but I would consider it to be adequate for a straightforward installation.
As you can see, the A90 will accept large CPU coolers, but some of the latest GPU solutions aren't going to fit.