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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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Thermaltake

When it comes to selecting a case, Thermaltake cases are always among the considerations. With good reason too, as Thermaltake's offerings are of great quality, generally rate very highly, and often receive OCC Gold awards. The Armor Series, in particular, has been extremely popular with enthusiasts. Just three weeks ago, airman reviewed the Armor A90, giving it an OCC Gold award for its good looks, great performance, and durability. At Computex, Thermaltake showed off the A90's younger brothers, the Armor A60 and Armor A30.

The Armor A60 is basically a smaller version of the Armor A90, but with one key new feature - a SideClick EasySwap 3.5" drive bay. Essentially, the A60 provides you with a hot-swappable SATA drive bay on the side. In addition to that, there are five other internal drive bays for 3.5" or 2.5" drives, as well as three 5.25" and one 3.5" external drive bays. When it comes to fans, Thermaltake includes one 120mm blue LED fan in the front for intake with the option of adding a 120mm or 200mm fan, one 120mm TurboFan in the rear for exhaust, and one 200mm blue LED fan on the top for exhaust with the option of removing that and installing two 120mm fans instead. You can also add optional 120mm fans on the bottom and the side (one each) for additional intake. The front panel includes one USB3.0 port, one USB2.0 port, one eSATA port, and headphone and microphone jacks. The A60 supports Micro ATX and Standard ATX and has a small window on the side panel showing off the CPU cooler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Armor A30 is one of Thermaltake's more unique Armor offerings, measuring in at 265mm (H) x 280mm (W) x 460mm (D). The A30 supports Micro ATX and Mini ITX, but due to its depth, large graphics cards like the HD 5970 can be installed. There are two 5.25" drive bays, three 3.5" drive bays, and two 2.5" drive bays. It comes with one 90mm blue LED fan in the front for intake, two 60mm fans in the back for exhaust, with room for a third, and one 230mm silent fan on the top for additional exhaust. The chassis is also fully modular, allowing each component to be removed from the body for easier installation. Lastly, there is a uniquely-shaped window on the side panel that provides a nice view of your CPU cooler, adjacent to a hexagonal mesh area, and on the bottom-left of the front panel, there is one USB3.0 port, one USB2.0 port, one eSATA port, and headphone and microphone jacks.

 

Thermaltake also showed off special edition cases at Computex. The Armor A90 and Armor A60 get AMD Editions - red trim on the front, red LED fans, and an AMD LEO logo on the side panel. Ever the equal opportunity manufacturer, there's also the Element V NVIDIA Edition, featuring a green trim, NVIDIA logo, and a fan duct system for Tri SLI or Quad SLI. Lastly, there's the Level 10 Spray Paint Edition, featuring "custom ferocious fire coating."

 

 

 

Thermaltake's other unveiling was a preview of its concept CPU cooler called Jing, which is Chinese for calm or quiet. The heat sink has an aluminum and copper base with five 6mm heatpipes and aluminum fins, measuring in at 131mm (L) x 123mm (W) x 162mm (H). Jing features two silent 120mm VR fans that spin between 800 and 1300 RPM. One fan pushes air into the heat sink, while the other draws the air out. Jing comes with an all-in-one back-plate with universal socket support.

 

 

The other CPU cooler Thermaltake was showing off was the recently released Frio. Ccokeman reviewed this CPU cooler last month, so you can find all the information in that review.

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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