Thermaltake VH6000BWS Armor+ Reviewajmatson - May 27, 2008
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When you get the Armor+ out of its box, you can see what a monster it really is; this is not a case for the weak. It demands respect, and will accent any computer components placed in it. The Armor+ stands a whopping 23.6 inches tall, and weighs in at 37 pounds - making it what Thermaltake calls a "Super Tower". The Armor+ comes with a see-through window on the side to show off all of your goodies, and has enough space to house any component your heart desires.
The top of the tower features a very large ventilation area to pull hot air out, and keep the components cooler. Towards the front of the case, there is a sliding hatch that has an accessory bay inside, so you can store screws, tools, and anything else you don't want to lose. This is also where the LCS unit would be filled.
The Armor+ has all of the necessary ports you will need for your system. Included are four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, the audio jacks, and an eSATA port for external drives. The eSATA port connects to a standard SATA port on the motherboard, so if your motherboard does not have eSATA already, this gives you the capability. There is also a power switch, a reset switch, and the hard drive, and power LED's. On the side panel, there is a very large 230mm fan which serves as a cool air intake - necessary for lower case temperatures.
The front of the case has two small door doors which need to be opened to access the optical drives; they can be removed using the two latches found on each door. There are dust filters covering each of the drive bays, and the top seven can be removed to install drives or other accessories. Just reach in and pull on the dust filter to release the latching mechanism; the cover pulls away and can be stored for use in the future.