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Written by Colin Armstrong   
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Armor A60 Case VM20001W2Z
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Thermaltake Armor A60 Case Review

Not much is able to be changed within an enclosure in order to make it innovative. Generic functionality such as more fans, a different design, and flashier lights seem to be added with the creation of every new case released. Thermaltake, however, has noticed this trend, and has opted to go away from the norm by including "the world's first SideClick EasySwap design" within their latest case, the Thermaltake Armor A60 (VM20001W2Z). Join Benchmark Reviews as we review Thermaltake's latest case.

The Armor A60 is, in essence, similar to any other case out there, but the SideClick EasySwap design makes it unique. It allows a user to quickly and easily swap harddrives through a small hole in the side of the case.

Thermaltake Armor A60 VM20001W2Z Mid Tower Case

Althought it's hard to judge a case based solely on performance, other contributing factors such as appearance and functionality play an important role as well. Although the Armor A60 is not anything groundbreaking or breathtaking, it's another step in the right direction towards the perfect case.

Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Product Name: Armor A60
Model Number: VM20001W2Z
Price As Tested: $89.99 at NewEgg

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.

Armor A60 Features

  • The world's first SideClick EasySwap design for 3.5" HDD
  • Built-in latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connector
  • Supports up to 7 fans for optimized air flow
  • Convenient drive installation with 90° rotated cage
  • Top and front blue LED-fan for the ultimate combat ambience

VM20001W2Z Specifications

Case Type Mid Tower
Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Mesh
Color Black
Side Panel Window
Motherboards mATX, ATX
Motherboard Tray No
5.25" Drive Bay 3
Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay 1
Int. 3.5" Drive Bay 5 and 1x2.5" SSD
Expansion Slots 7
Front I/O Ports USB 3.0, 2.0, e-SATA, HD Audio
Cooling System

Front: 120mm

Rear: 120mm

Top: 200mm

Optional: front, top, bottom, side

Liquid Cooling Capable No
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
PSU Supported ATX PSII
Dimension (H*W*D)

18.9 x 8.3 x 19.7 Inch

480 x 210 x 500mm

Net Weight 15.7lb



 

Comments 

 
# RE: Thermaltake Armor A60 Case VM20001W2Zehume 2010-09-22 20:45
This is a better review than another I just read. You make clearer the nice features.

However, "There's a few centimeters of space between the back of the motherboard tray and the side of the case." A few centimeters? Two centimeters would be a luxury. Are you sure you don't mean millimeters? How about measuring?

But overall, I liked the review. A nice 'almost' by Tt.
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# Not worth the moneyRobert Johnson 2010-09-22 23:31
I realize the price is fairly low but lack of really good cable management is a terrible lack of a design feature and makes this chassis a 'no buy' decision
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# RE: Thermaltake Armor A60 Case VM20001W2ZDavid Ramsey 2010-09-23 07:37
Does the drive bay for the SideClick port use a SATA backplane of some sort? I assume it does, but the review doesn't say...
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# yet the case of my choise.dozenkai 2011-06-02 09:28
Saw a pic wher the cables were neatly packed behind the drivebays.
The swap drive does it for me for torrent software.
Furthermore excelent cooling possibilities.
enough room for my 6870 crossfire.
A Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B fits in.
+ some more extras.
For a decent price.
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