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  • Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Case Review
  • Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Case Review



    Some days it seems like PC cases are a dime a dozen.  That's why it's refreshing to see something that really stands out like the Armor Revo Snow Edition.  The Armor Revo is a new refresh in the popular Armor series; the last Armor case we looked at was the SFF A30 back in May. Where the A30 was clearly targeted at the LAN gamer or HTPC crowd, the Armor Revo is a full size high-performance gaming chassis.
    With its bold white on black color scheme the Snow Edition is packed with features leading Thermaltake to proclaim "The Legend is Back".  I can definitely agree the styling choices are bold but case designs are a truly personal choice. 

    Let's take a closer look at the specifications.
    Case Type Full Tower
    Material SECC
    Front Bezel Material Combination of plastic and high air flow mesh
    Color Interior: Black
    Exterior: White
    Side Panel Swivel Door with Transparent Window
    Motherboard Support 9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX) / 12" x 9.6" (ATX)
    Motherboard Tray No
    5.25" Drive Bay 4
    Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay By using 5.25" to 3.5" Converter
    Int. 3.5" Drive Bay 6
    Expansion Slots 8
    Front I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2 / USB 2.0 x 2 / eSATA connector x 1 / MIC & Speaker (support AC'97 & HD Audio)
    Cooling System Front (Intake) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan x 1 (600~800rpm,13~15dBA) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional)
    Rear (Exhaust) : 140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
    Top (Exhaust) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan x 1 (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) or 140 x 140 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional)
    Bottom (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
    Side (Intake) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1
    Liquid Cooling Capable Yes
    Liquid Cooling Embedded No
    Power Supply Supported Standard ATX PSII Power Supply
    Power Supply Included No
    Dimension (H*W*D) 586 x 254.0 x 552 mm / 23.1 x 10 x 21.7 inch
    Net Weight 11.5 kg / 25.35 lb
    Security Lock for peripherals only
    Application Suitable for gaming, enthusiast, DIY and modding
    Warranty 3 Years
    As always, we like to look at a chassis from a case modder's perspective which will look beyond the basic things like if a motherboard will fit and concentrate on things such as overall construction, cooling options, and style. The rest you should be able to glean from the spec sheet or photos in this review.