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Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Black FULL TOWER ENTHUSIAST CASE 49.00 after a rebate

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  1. trt740

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    Model
    Brand Thermaltake
    Series Armor Series
    Model VA8003BWS
    Spec
    Type ATX / BTX Tower
    Color Black
    Case Material 1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel
    With Power Supply No
    Power Supply No
    Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX, ATX, Extend ATX, BTX
    With Side Panel Window Yes
    Expansion
    External 5.25" Drive Bays 10
    External 3.5" Drive Bays 2
    Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
    Expansion Slots 7
    Front Ports
    Front Ports USB, Audio, IEEE 1394
    Cooling System
    80mm Fans No
    90mm Fans 1 x 90 mm Rear Fan (Exhaust 1800rpm ,19dBA)
    1 x 90 mm Top Fan (Exhaust 1800rpm, 19dBA)
    120mm Fans 1 x 120 mm, Front Blue LED Fan (Intake,1300rpm, 17dBA)
    1 x 120 mm, Rear Blue LED Fan (Exhaust,1300rpm, 17dBA)
    Side Air duct No
    Physical Spec
    Dimensions 20.8'' x 8.7'' x 22'' (H x W x D)
    Features
    Features 250mm fan on the side panel benefits CPU and GPU temperature and reinforces system stability
    Relocate-able front control panel (Power, Reset switch, HDD & PWR LEDs)
    Ventilation opening on top (62% opening ratio)
    Built-in 5.25''drive bay accessory box
    Retractable foot stand
     
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    fucking nice/cheap deal..
     
  4. trt740

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    supposed to be a fantastic case
     
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    it is.. thermaltakes giving out nice rebates to make way for the next gen. xaser and armor cases
     
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    I love this case! Sooo roomy.
     
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    Hope my ultra extreme heatsink fits
     
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    it should
     
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    trust me it will, i used to own one of these, they are HUGE.

    only problem with this case is how heavy it is.

    For amazing air flow pick up 2 more "iCages" w/ 120MM fans in the front :D
     
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    The ultra ex. fits easily in mine without the side fan. With the fan there may be some clearance issues(its a tall HSF).
     
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    i just wish they had a removable mobo tray then id buy one
     
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    My TT V1 does.
     
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    I want the TT Armor case with the triple radiator in the front.
     
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    The next version of this case comes with a removable mobo tray. Think its a liquid cooling version though.
     
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    have you tried it with the side fan?
     
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    Actually I have the side 25cm fan panel (I bought the original Armor), when I had my CNPS9700 installed. I didn't like how the fan blocked the view of the internals, so its sitting boxed up in the basement. Haven't tried it with the 25cm fan since I swiched to the Ultra Ex (I already have tornado airflow in the case, so also don't need another fan:)).

    Edit: Ok, I tried it with the side panel fan. It was an effort to close it on the case, as the fan pressed up against the top of the Ultra Ex. I didn't have the fan on, so not sure if it would block the blades, but it does have a fan guard so it may be pressing against that. It was putting pressure on the socket, so I wouldn't run it like that (but it may result in better temps with the added pressure - if you want to risk cracking the mobo:shadedshu)
     
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    I figure i'm pissed I wanted the side fan. thought it would fit because of how wide the case is but my bad. going to try and cancel my order this does herlp at all without the fan.
     
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    I had a Scythe Mine cooler in my rig, which is a rather large cooler, but not as tall as the Ultra Ex's.

    My current cooler fits even better and cools better too.

    $49 after rebates is a great deal. I paid $169.99 for mine when I bought it.
     
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    this is the case i have, simply the best case i have ever owned. so much room for everything :)
     
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    thx but I ordered this one and it's too late.
     
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    :toast:ME TOO:D
     
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    I cut a 120 mm circular hole in the side panel and affixed a thermaltake 120mm illuminated fan to it, really worked a treat :)

    and on the back panel, i have a thermochil 3x120mm rad screwed onto the plate where i cut out the rad outline
     
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    Hey hawk if I remove the fan is there still a grate covering the hole or Will there just be a giant hole there?
     

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