Thermaltake Armor+ MX Chassis - Features, Specs and Closer Look

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Thermaltake Armor+ MX Chassis
Features, Specs and Closer Look
Closer Look Inside and Installation
Summary and Final Thoughts

Features:

While the features of this case are very similar to many other cases on the market, we'll sum them up below to save you the effort of heading on over to Thermaltake's site by posting them below.

  • Optimized design for both liquid cooling and air cooling system
  • Sliding hood with toolbox on top (upgradable to LCS)
  • Tool-free design for 5.25” device and PCI slot
  • Independent thermal management for CPU, VGA & HDD
  • Cable management system for better cable routing and internal air flow
  • Micro ATX, ATX supported

 


Specifications:

  
Case Type    Mid Tower
Material    0.8 mm SECC
Front Bezel Material    Aluminum
Color    Black
Side Panel    Transparent Window
Motherboard Support    12" x 9.6" (ATX),
9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX)
Motherboard Tray    N/A
5.25" Drive Bay   

5

Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay    1
Int. 3.5" Drive Bay    4
Expansion Slots    7
Front I/O Ports    USB 2.0 x 2,
eSATA x 1,
HD Audio
Cooling System    - Front (intake) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm blue LED fan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
- Rear (exhaust) :
120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
- Side (intake) :
230 x 230 x 20 mm blue LED fan, 800rpm, 15dBA
Liquid Cooling Capable    Yes
Liquid Cooling Embedded    No
Power Supply Supported    Standard ATX PSII
Power Supply Included    No
Dimension (H*W*D)    21.1 x 9.4 x 19.3 in
535 x 240 x 490 mm
Net Weight    23.8 lb
10.8 kg
Security Lock   
Application   
Warranty    3 Years

 

There is a total of four 3.5" Internal HDD Bays and while this is actually half of the NZXT Tempest, they are very handy and offer great cable management - something not many cases can claim.

 

Closer Look - Outside:

The Armor+ MX is made from 0.8mm SECC Steel and is a bit heavy.  Often when a company throws in some plastic detailing, it doesn't come off that well, but Thermaltake has had a lot of experience in the case market and they do a very good job of at incorporating the plastic drawer on top as well as some handy I/O ports.

Top Tray Open
Top Tray Open
 Top Front - Closed
Top Front - Closed

 

The top tray is roomy enough for a few tools, some extra screws, cable ties or even a 2.5" External HDD.  I've used the top tray to store a screwdriver, my Western Digital Passport HDD and a USB cable with no crowding issues at all.  In front of the tray are the power and reset buttons as well as an eSATA port, two USB2.0 ports and the front audio ports.  eSATA is becoming more mainstream and it is nice to see it on the Armor+.