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Thermaltake Introduces Armor A30 Compact Gaming Chassis

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... while still allowing for enough room to house the most powerful graphics cards available on the market today (e.g. AMD Radeon HD 5970 and NVIDIA GTX460).
Wait, what?

The GTX470, GTX480, and GTX580 have clearly not penetrated the reality distortion mindfield that is the ThermalTake PR department.
 
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I have a Thermalright Lanbox Lite with exactly the same placement setup and it's not designed too well. Looking at these small boxes, Lian Li has a much better design. Will tell more when i recieve the new case from Lian Li. But i can already see better design choices from pictures.
 
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its more like an awesome test bench
 

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it looks like an Antec 900/902/1200 thats been crushed from the top down by a compactor into a small cube
 
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Wait, what?

The GTX470, GTX480, and GTX580 have clearly not penetrated the reality distortion mindfield that is the ThermalTake PR department.
Maybe they don't fit?
 

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Sick! Gross!

Like the idea, looks like crap - try harder Thermaltake.

:(
 
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Thanks, didn't do research...
 
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Thanks, didn't do research...
The GTX 480 does have those heat-pipes that protrude out the top, so it might be that ... or more likely it's that the PR troll is a retard that doesn't appreciate how anal some geeks are.
 
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... just exactly how is the top fan supposed to properly exhaust air if the power supply (which is installed immediately beneath it) is blocking 60-70% of its intake ... furthermore; the case's active air intake is achieved by only one 90mm fan (front) :wtf: while air exhaust is by two 60mm fans (rear) + one 230mm fan (top), now that's genius! ... very poor design by ThermalTake :shadedshu ... although I'm currently looking for a good microATX case, I'll definitely never consider this one ...
 
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Lian Li PC-V354 has 2x120mm intake, 1x120mm exhaust and 1x140mm exhaust accompanied by a usually 120/140mm PSU fan. Case dimensions are even smaller than this...
 
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Lian Li PC-V354 has 2x120mm intake, 1x120mm exhaust and 1x140mm exhaust accompanied by a usually 120/140mm PSU fan. Case dimensions are even smaller than this...
Plus that case is simple and elegant, while this is just perfect for a SUPAR FAST GAYMEN RIG.

Not bad overall though. Hopefully it'll be less than $100.
 
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Yeah. Only downside is that Lian Li is made out of aluminum which makes it much more expensive. But the case is significantly lighter.
 
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The GTX 480 does have those heat-pipes that protrude out the top, so it might be that ... or more likely it's that the PR troll is a retard that doesn't appreciate how anal some geeks are.
Or maybe it's just a typo and they meant to put GTX 480.
 
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Yeah. Only downside is that Lian Li is made out of aluminum which makes it much more expensive. But the case is significantly lighter.
Lian Li make excellent cases and although their cases are expensive, they are mostly worth it!
 
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so they took the lanbox, rearranged a few things.....and cooling will still be as bad as the lanbox was :shadedshu
 
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Ordered a V351 last night. Woke up to see "Compact Gaming Chassis" in the headlines. Freaked out. Opened pics. Crisis averted. Looks about as gimmicky as Aerocool's SFF, albeit perhaps a bit more useful... Btw, Thermaltake, I thought we consumers, along with the industry, agreed no more 60mm fans in new case designs!! :banghead:
 

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I'm gonna be honest, this is an ugly case, and to be even more honest, Thermaltake hasn't made a good looking or even a truely great case in quite a long time. This just doesn't look very well thought out. The two 60mm fans on the back for starter look like they will be NOISY as heck, and the front is an absolute mess. I can't tell what they were trying to go for there. Serious,y I'd get something from Lian Li: much better build quality, and it is a more elegant case.
 
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I much prefer the standard tower over lanboxes.
 
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I'm gonna be honest, this is an ugly case, and to be even more honest, Thermaltake hasn't made a good looking or even a truely great case in quite a long time. This just doesn't look very well thought out. The two 60mm fans on the back for starter look like they will be NOISY as heck, and the front is an absolute mess. I can't tell what they were trying to go for there. Serious,y I'd get something from Lian Li: much better build quality, and it is a more elegant case.
The plain Lanbox Lite (Piano black finish, no windows) is a nice looking small box. But cooling is awful and placement could be much better.