Thermaltake Armor A90 Reviewairman - May 31, 2010
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I like the way this case looks, feels, and performs. There is plenty of room inside of the Armor A90 even though it is considered a mid tower case. It can fit up to a 11.5" card, as long as there are not hard drives in the way. There is also a nice amount of area behind the hard drive cages for tucking wires. It is quiet, sleek, and is also not too flashy or bright. I like the painted interior, as well as the paint on the outside, because of its smooth and durable finish. At $90, this case is just what you would expect. A lot of thought, careful design, and quality manufacturing practices make the price tag well worth it.
With added front and side intake fans, I think this case could be one of the best performers on my charts. It was a little dissatisfying seeing every other case outperform the Armor A90 in the GPU idle test. The larger size and the good airflow of the case prevented a lot of extra heat building up around the GPU, which may be what allowed the Armor A90 catch up and tie with a couple of other cases. However, the Armor A90 had one of the lowest temperatures in the chipset and hard drive temperatures. With the extra 120mm fan in the front, the hard drive temperatures could possibly be even less. In my opinion, the Armor A90 is a very strong candidate for a case around the $100 mark. While it may not appeal to someone on a budget, a little extra cash can go a long way with this case.
- Looks great
- Performs well in multiple categories with no additional fans
- Paint finish is very durable
- GPU Temps