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Written by Tom Jaskulka   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Rosewill Armor EVO E-ATX Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Detailed Exterior Features

Since I am writing this review in the context of comparing the Armor-EVO to the Thor v2, I thought it would be helpful to see what we're up against. From this angle, you can tell the width of the two chassis are about the same, along with the depth.

Rosewill_ArmorEVO_ThorFront.JPG

With a different angle, we see the Armor-EVO actually besting the Thor in at least one dimension. While a little longer, it certainly isn't as tall - which might make the difference between placing this under a desk or beside it.

Rosewill_ArmorEVO_ThorSide.JPG

Here we see another view of the twin 120mm fans up top. Each of these additional fans (with the exception of the rear 120mm) has a molex connector that can easily be daisy-chained, or 3 pin fan adapter. Not every motherboard has six fan headers, so this is a simple and effective solution.

Rosewill_ArmorEVO_TopFans.JPG

Finally, a view of the 230mm fan itself. You can also see in this picture the system of tabs along the edges used to attach the side panel - otherwise, not much to see here. The side panel provides for the option to subsitute the 230mm fan for four 120mm fans if desired.

Rosewill_ArmorEVO_Side230mm.JPG

An interesting note about the side fan: it isn't the same design as the one used in the Thor v2. The blades on this fan are more "sickle-shaped" than the blades on the Thor 230mm fans. It will be interesting to see if this changes the cooling performance...



 

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# Good QualityRealNeil 2013-03-07 08:49
I have a few Rosewill PSUs and a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra case too.
My Blackhawk Ultra case has all of these features and more room inside. It's proven to be my best PC Case ever, so far. Good airflow, quiet fans, and it looks good too.
I would buy another Rosewill case at this point. It's good quality for the low price.
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# RE: Good QualityTom Jaskulka 2013-03-18 19:44
Absolutely - Rosewill has already convinced me with their "bang-for-the-buck" enclosures, and I too have a couple of their power supplies (which I've also been very impressed with). I've noticed the price for the Armor-EVO has hovered around $79-$89 since this review was written, and at that price point there's a lot to be said for the value here as well. I almost switched from using my Thor V2 to this one...almost :) Thank you for reading!
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