TechSpot: Thermaltake Armor A30 Mini Tower Case Review

Thermaltake seems to be adding new models to their massive line of cases almost every week and here's one of their latest. Announced last month, the Armor A30 is the eighth addition to the Armor family, featuring one of the most aggressive designs we've seen on a compact chassis.

Most mini towers claim to be designed with both gaming and HTPC use in mind, but the Thermaltake Armor A30 makes no such promise. Instead, it is strictly a gaming chassis designed for LAN party goers. Gamers will be attracted to the Armor A30's near shoebox-sized design that can accommodate high-end hardware such as the AMD Radeon HD 5970, today's largest consumer graphics card.

The Armor A30's proposition is made even more compelling when you consider the number of powerful microATX motherboards available these days that support high-end Core i5, Core i7 and Phenom II X6 processors.

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That case looks great, just like a coke bottle.. oh wait...

My mind is buzzing with modding ideas for that case, including a large scale mech and a smaller warhammer type tank concept and others.
Shame I don't have either the time or money to do anything like that.

rpsgc said,
That's a freakishly dwarfish phat coke bottle
That's how they come in America, and everything's measured in fluid ounces instead of litres, it's a scary place.

JamesWeb said,
That's how they come in America, and everything's measured in fluid ounces instead of litres, it's a scary place.

eh what? I'm in the USA and we measure everything by litres... that is just a smaller type of coke bottle, we have standard 1 liter, 2 liter, and half liter bottles of coke, heck we even have 1/4 liter cans now


everything in the end is measured in milli liters though.....

USA US
Coca-Cola
8oz/236ml/237ml, 8.4oz/250ml, 10oz, 12oz/354ml/355ml, 16oz/473ml, 16.9oz/500ml


- Caffeine Free
8oz/237ml, 12oz/354ml/355ml


- Cherry
8oz/237ml, 12oz/354ml/355ml


- Lime
12oz/355ml


- Vanilla
8oz/237ml, 12oz/355ml


- Zero
12oz/355ml


- C2
12oz/355ml


New Coke
8oz/236ml, 12oz/354ml/355ml


Coke II
12oz/354ml, 16oz/473ml


Diet Coke
8oz/236ml/237ml, 12oz/354ml/355ml, 16oz/473ml


- Caffeine Free
12oz/354ml/355ml


- Cherry
8oz/237ml, 12oz/354ml/355ml


- Lemon
8oz/237ml, 12oz/355ml


- Lime
8oz/237ml, 12oz/355ml


- Vanilla 8oz/237ml, 12oz/355ml

neufuse said,

eh what? I'm in the USA and we measure everything by litres... that is just a smaller type of coke bottle, we have standard 1 liter, 2 liter, and half liter bottles of coke, heck we even have 1/4 liter cans now

Of course you mean Litres rather than liters :-)

If it's for lan parties, then where's the handle? Sorry, but a handle makes a HUGE difference when carting a computer around. My CM Storm Scout is so much nicer to lug around than my Centurion 5 was, for instance.

MR_Candyman said,
If it's for lan parties, then where's the handle?
Had the same question. I like my original LANbox for that, much nicer look also.

I plan to upgrade this year and I have yet to find a small case like my LANbox with updated ports on it like USB 3. Wait, couldn't they simply release parts so we can do the change without having to buy a new case just for that?

I wish case manufacturers would take a "less is more approach when designing these things.

It's not a stealth fighter, those lines make it ugly! (imo obviously)

_DP said,
I wish case manufacturers would take a "less is more approach when designing these things.

It's not a stealth fighter, those lines make it ugly! (imo obviously)

agree

_DP said,
I wish case manufacturers would take a "less is more approach when designing these things.

It's not a stealth fighter, those lines make it ugly! (imo obviously)


While this is no where near the worst i've seen, i share your sentiment. I mean, original CM Cosmos or Corsair Graphite <3