Introduction to the Thermaltake Armour A90
Many cases out there are legends. Whether it is for modding, cooling ventilation, looks, roominess or durability. No matter the reason, they will go down as great cases. Just off the top of my head, a few of those cases are the Silverstone TJ07, Coolermaster Cosmos, Lian Li v1000 and we can go back to the good old and pull up the Antec SX-1030, which was based on a old Chenbro shell. All of those cases will not go unremembered like an old rock star legend. Thermaltake has their share of great cases as well. One of those cases was the Armour. It got people of their asses and into modding. In a class by itself, it stood out from the rest as it was one of the first to have a true gamer look about itself.
The first Armour debuted way back in 2005. This year Thermaltake has released a new Armour with an entirely new style and look. The only thing the new Armour has in common with the older brethren is a hinged door on the front. That’s it, and the doors are totally different. The new model is called the A90, which is manufacturered as “Black “bulletproof” armor design with metal mesh elements”. Yes the unit is mesh and is painted black, but the whole bullet-proof thing is something to question. But bullet-proof or not, the new Armour A90 boasst a lot of new features that makes it a real looker.
Thermaltake on the Armour A90
Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, is launching their latest mid-tower chassis with 2 blue LED-fans creating a spectacular combat ambiance, the ARMOR A90. It’s entirely black “bulletproof” armor design with metal mesh elements and an reinforced front door lend the ARMOR A90 an extremely stylish and powerful appearance that attracts gamers and in particular MMORPG enthusiasts. A special lock mechanism for your mouse and keyboards ensures that you'll always stay in arms.
Massive storage expansion is warranted for by 6 x 3.5”, 3 x 5.25”, 1 x accessible 5.25” and 1 x 2.5” HDD/SSD bays. Optimized multimedia connectivity is provided for by a total of 4 USB 2.0 ports, of which two are located on the top and two are positioned in the front. An additional eSATA connector on the top of the case makes it most convenient to connect your mobile storage device, while the HD microphone and headset connectors in the front offer you quick and short access.
As characteristic for Thermaltake chassis, special attention had been paid to optimized ventilation and airflow. Therefore one 20 cm blue exhaust LED-fan on top and one 12 cm intake blue LED-fan in the front have already been pre-installed and increase the combat spirit with light-effects. One more 12 cm exhaust turbo fan on the backside top further increases air circulation. For power-users and gaming enthusiasts another 12 cm fan can be installed at the side panel for VGA cooling where cooling holes are provided for. And the triangular window right next to it let your graphics card shine and allows for a look at your hardware so you can quickly check if everything is in order.
The feet elevate the ARMOR A90 high enough as to allow for improved ventilation of the bottom based ATX PSII power supply. To avoid outside dust to find its way into your power supply a removable dust filter is positioned underneath, providing users with an easy way to keep it clean.
The ARMOR A90 is available for a suggested retail price of US$ 94.