Thermaltake Armor A90 Mid-Tower Case
|Thermaltake Armor A90 Mid-Tower Case|
|Final Thoughts and Conclusion|
Last week we took a look at a new full tower case from Thermaltake, the Element V (full review here). Today we are going to take a look at one of Thermaltake's new mid-tower cases, the Armor A90 Mid-Tower Case.
The Armor A90 case that we will be taking a look at falls into Thermaltake's "Armor" series which featured the original Armor+ MX. The Armor A90 case is aimed more at the "budget" crowd with a MSRP of $99.99 USD (and of course if you search around you can probably find it for a bit less). According to the box, the Thermaltake Armor A90 case is "designed for combat", so I guess we will have to expose it to some combat and see how it can hold up.
The Armor A90 case features tool-less drive bays and has a very unique styling that will easily set you apart from most of the other "square" looking mid-tower cases in this price range.
Let's take a closer look at the Armor A90 and see what it's all about.
The packaging for the Armor A90 is pretty standard, nothing too out of the ordinary here. Everything is packaged nicely and should be able to stand up to any shipping abuse it might encounter.
The front of the Armor A90 case features a front cover that hides your optical drives (pictured below). The front of the case looks pretty decent and is definitely unique when compared to other mid-tower cases in the same price range as the Armor A90. On the front of the case you've also got easy access to the power and reset buttons as well as access to 2 additional USB ports and audio ports (mic and headphone).
The top of the case has another 2 USB ports (total of 4 USB ports accessible from the outside of the case) and 1 eSATA port.
The side panel of the Armor A90 case comes with a small triangular window. You've also got room for an additional fan (120mm) on the side panel if you want and might not be a bad idea to add if you have a hot video card that you need to keep cool inside.
The back and inside of the Armor A90 is pretty standard, nothing too out of the ordinary as you can see in the picture below. Everything is nicely spaced and you shouldn't have any problems getting all your hardware installed inside.
The power supply is bottom mounted in the Armor A90. There is also a fan grill on the bottom of the case and your power supply will be able to draw in cool air.
On the top of the case (pictured below, right), you've got easy access to 2 USB and 1 eSATA connections. They are spaced a good distance apart so you can easily hook up oversized devices without blocking each other.
As you can see in the pictures below the Armor A90 case comes with 3 fans included. In the front of the case you have a 120mm blue LED fan (pictured below, left), as well as two fans in the back and top of the case (200mm blue LED fan on the top and a 120mm fan in the rear, pictured below, right). The three included fans should give you adequate airflow, but you've also got room to add another 2 fans (one in the front and one in the side panel).
There we go, that's what the Armor A90 is all about, let's move onto the next section of this review.