Thermaltake Armor A30 Mini Tower Case Review

By Julio Franco ยท 51 replies
Jan 24, 2011
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  1. Hi Steve,
    Nice review.
    I know that the ideais going to look akward to most of you but I was wondering if I could use this case to make a (relatively) compact NAS. That would require converting the 2 5"bays into 3 "bays to ge to 6 SATAs.
    Can you tell if one of these bay adapters would fit? Of course otherwise there would always be the good old tinkering approach ;)

  2. I bought the case 2 weeks ago, but was very disappointed once I had finished my build. As a matter of fact, I'm replacing it next week by an NZXT Vulcan (other alternative was a Lian-Li PC-V354).

    Not only do the 2 rear 90mm fans emmit quite a bit of noise, the case features a horrible design flaw. Depending on your PSUsize (mounted at the top), almost 50-70% of the 200mm top exhaust fan is blocked. As a consequence, the back of the case(mostly between CPU and PSU) is heating up as the rear 90mm fans are unable to expulse that much hot air... while the front of the case remains super cool. Needless to add that the rising temperature increases fan speed of the CPU and GPU cooler resulting in... even more noise.

    I was looking for a solid, (relatively) quiet, transportable LAN PC but ended up with an ill designed noisy case.

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