Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene 'Snow Edition' Reviewred1776 - December 12, 2012
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Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene 'Snow Edition' Introduction:
Back around the turn of the century we were still wrapping single strands of fine copper wire around specific pins on the underside of our Pentium and Athlons in pursuit of a precious few more Megahertz. There was comparatively little available to us enthusiasts in the way of after market cooling solutions and Thermaltake entered the scene to remedy this need in the market. Founded in Taiwan in 1999, Thermaltake has innovated and brought some of the best and most popular cooling solutions on the market. As the namesake implies, Thermaltake's products are always engineered with the idea of removing and managing heat from the equation, be it power supplies, water/air coolers, or cases. The latter is on the bench today in the form of the Thermaltake Armor Revo's little brother, the Armor Revo Gene Snow Edition.
The Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Snow Edition is the mid-tower version of the Armor Revo Snow Edition I reviewed last June. The Armor Revo Snow Edition turned out to be a fantastic case in both form and function. Let's unbox its little brother and see if Thermaltake can avoid some of the pitfalls of downscaling a smaller and more budget oriented sequel.
The Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene arrives in a high gloss, full color box that features a large image of the Thermaltake Revo Gene Snow Edition with a fully armored knight looming in the background. The rest of the box does not give a lot of information about the case except for one side that has a brief list of features in 13 languages. The top of the box has only a small 'Armor Revo Gene' Snow Edition insignia.
The packaging consists of the now standard form fitting Styrofoam end caps and is snuggly fit into the box. I did the old empty milk carton bit when lifting it out of the box as I was expecting it to weigh more than its 17.2 pounds. Thermaltake has taken to wrapping its cases in a light black cloth bag for extra protection. It will provide you scratch protection for a season or two of LAN-party transit if you are careful with it. Once off, the Revo Gene was found to be in showroom condition despite appearing to be roughed up a bit in transit.
Out of the box and into the light. Let's see what kind of home the Thermaltake Revo Gene Snow Edition makes for your precious hardware.