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Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition Quad FX Case Review

Price: $194.99


With the prices of AMD FX Quad cores dropping it just might be time to upgrade your gaming rig, but then you remember that you might need a new case to house that prize. Can all cases accommodate a Quad FX? No. Most full towers might, but there is still an issue of cooling. Unlike the Intel version of the Quad Core processor, AMD (FX) uses two actual CPUs that work in conjunction with each other. So of course you will need a motherboard to accommodate the two heatsinks and a case with enough airflow to create the perfect environment.

Thermaltake is a manufacturer that produces such a case to not only house your electronic components, but it also has two channel air guides to help cool the monster within. The case is called the Armor Extreme Edition AMD Quad FX.

Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 1999, and in 2000 introduced the world’s first turbine cooler, the Golden Orb. Thermaltake is a world leader in the supply of thermal management cooling solutions, as well as high end power supplies and computer cases for desktop PC’s and industrial applications. Thermaltake is also a supplier to computer manufacturers providing Intel-validated and AMD-approved CPU coolers for today’s mainstream and high frequency CPUs.


Closer Look:

This case is what you would consider a "Super Tower" the box that it's shipped in is gigantic. Unlike some other Thermaltake cases which show the cases inner components, this package only shows the case on both sides and product numbers on the sides.



The case is protected well for shipping and also has a tyvex cover to prevent scratches during shipment.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued (The Case)
  3. Closer Look Continued (Working Components)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Testing Continued (Temperatures)
  8. Testing Continued (Motherboard and CPU)
  9. Testing Continued (Case Temperatures)
  10. Testing Continued (Air Flow)
  11. Testing Continued (Inside Air Flow)
  12. Conclusion
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