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Thermaltake Armor A60 Case Review


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Introduction


Pre-modded chassis design has really taken a quantum leap forward, so much in fact that the majority of cases on the market are in fact, factory modded.  Now there are two basic types of factory modding styles.  The first is the most common and features things like ornate panel designs, windows, lighted fans, and cosmetic stuff.  The second type is usually restricted to the internals of the case to improve things like cooling, component placement, or even reinvent the ATX standard into something better.

We have reviewed cases on both sides of the pre-mod spectrum, and many of them, fall into the middle, some internal modding and some external decoration.  In reality all of these cases serve their intended purpose and often do their jobs well.  But, who is to say that all of the things a pre-mod brings to market should actually be included in that particular chassis?  Is there such a thing as too much stuff?
In this review we will be looking at the Thermaltake Armor A60, this is a smaller version of the popular Armor A90 and appears to be designed to fulfill the role of an inexpensive gaming and general purpose chassis with an emphasis on cooling and convenience.

The Armor A90 introduced the geometric embossed panel design that helped reinforce the side panels and give them a little style in the process.  These shapes have been carried over to the A60 and can be found on both side panels, front bezel, and case top.  Overall the shapes are actually rather conservative in their design.
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