Friday, September 27th 2013

Thermaltake Intros Armor A30i

Thermaltake's next big cubical enthusiast PC case, the Armor A30i, builds on the iconic Armor A30 the company launched way back in 2010. Measuring 291 x 456 x 266 mm, this case opens up from four sides - top, sides, and rear. The rear panel pulls out with the motherboard tray, which seats micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboard types. Made mostly of steel and ABS plastic, the case weighs in at 5.9 kg.

Apart from the motherboard tray and rear panel, the other detachable components are the PSU bay, and the drive cage, which can hold two 5.25-inch drives, two 2.5-inch drives, and one 3.5/2.5-inch drive. A secondary 3.5-inch cage adds room for another couple of 3.5/2.5-inch drives. Ventilation includes a 200 mm top exhaust, a 90 mm front intake, and a pair of 60 mm rear exhausts. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HDA audio jacks. The case will be available in two trims - all-black, and red with a dash of black.
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12 Comments on Thermaltake Intros Armor A30i

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Dear Tt, inside a red case you put some red hardware. k? k.
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#2
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: Dj-ElectriC
Dear Tt, inside a red case you put some red hardware. k? k.
They thought the RGB colour wheel would look far cooler than a red themed case :laugh:
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#3
silapakorn
Is it really a good idea to put PSU on top of CPU cooler?
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#4
ensabrenoir
soooo if an Antec 902 married of the off spring of a cooler master half and an Elite you get...Thermaltake Armor A30i children.....
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#5
Ghost
by: silapakorn
Is it really a good idea to put PSU on top of CPU cooler?
Of course. What's the worst that could happen?
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#6
Hood
Nice that T'take decided to keep the Boy Gamer aesthetic that's so dear to their designers. This should have them saving their allowance and lunch money for months...
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#7
Assimilator
As far as I can tell, the only difference between this vase and the original A30 is that this has 2 USB3 ports and no eSATA. That's it. Even the disassembly image looks identical:



About the only redeeming feature of this case is the removal motherboard tray, something that e.g. the Bitfenix Prodigy would benefit from. 60mm fans were shit in 2010 and they're even shittier in 2013.

You know, I've never seen a Thermaltake case I've actually wanted to own. It's as if TT have a normal guy who designs normal cases, and then they have another guy who comes and shits on those designs, and the result gets shipped off to manufacturing.
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#8
SimpleTECH
I love how Thermaltake uses that Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 as an example. In order to run SLI on that board, the cards need to be in the first and forth slot, making it pointless with that case since it only has 4 expansion slots. :banghead:
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#9
EpicShweetness
I must but over analyzing, because I can't figure out were the PSU goes. :confused:
I mean it wouldn't make any sense over the CPU cause the roof has that giant ass fan.
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#10
lZKoce
It is basically a rebooth of A30. PSU was at the same spot back then. For so many it years it worked perfectly fine. It's not the best thermal solution by any stretch of imagination, but there weren't PC's on fire either, so I don't know may be, just may be it works alright. :)
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: EpicShweetness
I must but over analyzing, because I can't figure out were the PSU goes. :confused:
I mean it wouldn't make any sense over the CPU cause the roof has that giant ass fan.
It is on top of the CPU. I think the idea is that the fan takes air from .. around the PSU or something. ANd it seems it's not totally bonkers:

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#12
micropage7
its like m-atx case that placed horizontally
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