Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case - Final Thoughts
|Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case|
|Features and Specifications|
|Closer Look at Hardware Installation|
The Thermaltake Armor A30 MATX case is a pretty decent choice for people looking for a good quality case to pack to a LAN, but don't want to bother with a large mid-tower or full-tower beast. It has great high-quality construction, tons of front connectivity, supports USB 3.0 is quiet with great airflow and is quite modular. The major downside to this is the fact that it requires a lot of screws to make this happen. Although I installed only an average system in the A30 - it took quite a while in order to keep everything tidy and routed properly. The A30 may be simple to work with, but it is one of the most tedious cases I've used in a while.
You could see on the previous page that I installed a Radeon HD 5870 into the A30 without any issues. There is actually room to install two of these long cards for a great CrossFireX or SLI solution into a nice tidy MATX case. The back is nice and clean and you can see the USB 3.0 pass-through cable. Overall, the finish is pretty slick and I'd have no shame in bringing a system built in this little box to a LAN party at all.
- Sleek little MATX Chassis
- Room for large graphics cards
- Supports lots of drives
- Decent cooling setup
- Removable Motherboard tray
- Modular design
- Tedious to work in
- Lots of screws to keep things rigid
- Open holes with negative pressure will suck in dust
- Sides don't come off for easier access - all done through the top
I'd like to thank Thermaltake for firing over the Armor A30 MATX Case for us to take a look at. It's a case that will stand out and offers great convenience. If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.