Date: November 7th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
A fairly large portion of the top of the case is ventilated, and there are also two USB ports, a firewire port, and a headphone and microphone jack. The 90mm fan included in the accessory box is meant to be installed here to push warm air out the vent.
Two tabs are pushed in to release the side panel revealing a 250mm, 600 RPM fan mounted in the center with its own 4-pin Molex connector for power. I included a CD in the picture for comparison to give a better idea of how huge this fan is. Thankfully Thermaltake included a fan guard on it!
The inside is plenty roomy with holes labeled for ATX, Micro ATX, Extended ATX, and BTX (with an optional kit). The BTX form factor isn't seen so much yet, but it will be in the future and it's good to know the Armor can still be used when the time comes for an upgrade. I was hoping for a removable motherboard tray but no such luck, unfortunately.
There's space for a myriad of drives here on the inside, and pulling up the side retention tabs releases…
…a removable hard drive cage with its own blue LED 120mm fan. Up to three drives can be installed here.