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Thermaltake Armor A90 Case Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 36,558 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: May 18, 2010
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Introduction (Cont’d)
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On Figures 6 and 7 you can see all connectors that come with Armor A90. On the front panel (Figure 6) we have two USB ports (far away from each other, which is great) and the audio jacks. On the top panel (Figure 7) we have two more USB ports and an eSATA port.

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Figure 6: Connectors (front panel).

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Figure 7: Connectors (top panel).

In Figure 8, you can see the top panel, which comes with a big fan spinning at 800 rpm and producing 15 dBA noise level. Just like the front fan, this part glows blue when turned on and uses a regular peripheral power connector, meaning you can’t monitor its speed. This fan is officially a 200-mm part, but the funny thing is that we measured it and it has only 170-mm in length with 160-mm blades. Honestly someone should do something to standardize fan sizes in a honest way.

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Figure 8: Top panel.

In Figure 9, you can see the bottom panel. Here you can see the air filter for the power supply fan, which is accessible from outside the case.

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Figure 9: Bottom panel.

And finally in Figure 10 you can see the rear panel from this case. The power supply goes on the bottom part of the case and both the rear panel and the interior of this case are painted black, giving it a very professional looks. As you can see, the slot covers are vented, which may improve air flow inside the case, and there is a mesh above where the expansion cards are installed. Armor A90 comes with a 120 mm fan on its rear panel (1,000 rpm, 16 dBA), this time using a small three-pin connector allowing you to install it on your motherboard and thus monitor its speed.

There are some interesting small details here. Armor A90 has four holes for you to pass hoses from liquid cooling solutions (two on the top part and two on the bottom part), but you will need to break the metallic covers from these holes in order to use them. An anti-theft device for keyboard and mouse is present (see the loop above the top-most expansion slot), and one nice thing about this device is that it uses a thumbscrew (so you won’t need a screwdriver to use it), which is located inside the case. A place for installing a padlock or a warranty seal is also available (see it on the lower right corner from Figure 10).

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Figure 10: Rear panel.

Now let’s take a look inside Thermaltake Armor A90.
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