Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case - Final Thoughts

Article Index
Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case
Features and Specifications
Closer Look at Hardware Installation
Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts:

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.

Front Installed
Front Installed
Rear Installed
Rear Installed


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.

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  • 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.