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Item#: N82E16811133037

Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004BWS Black 1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • 1.0mm SECC/ Aluminum
  • USB, Audio, IEEE 1394
  • rear fan; top fan; front fan
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Who says cutting edge cool can't coincide with a hulking amount of space? Thermaltake's VA8004BWS begs to differ. This massive case doesn't need any fancy words to show its edge of cool, one picture is more than enough. But don't think this is just another pretty face. With an unbelievable eleven external 5.25" drive bays, and six internal 3.5" drive bays, this case has room for whatever you need of it and then some.

With such room, airflow is a natural concern. Not to worry. In the rear you have one 90mm fan, and on 120mm blue LED fan. On top you have an additional 90mm fan, and a 120mm fan in the front. The side panel comes with dual air ducts for optimum airflow upon your CPUs. With all this, what more could be asked of it? How about the durability of 1.0mm steel to protect your investment, or the ease of quick connect drive bays. This may indeed be the total package you’ve been looking for.

  • newegg Recommended Chassis for the AMD Quad FX Platform The Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004BWS features a dual-channel air guide on the side panel to serve the AMD Quad FX platform. Two separate CPU cooling channels ensure a more stable dual CPU platform for the best four core experience.
  • newegg Maximum Expandability with 11 Drive Bays The Thermaltake VA8004BWS boasts four external 5.25" drive bays, two external and five internal 3.5" drive bays for peerless expandability.
  • newegg Highly Efficient Ventilation The top vent with two 120mm silent fans in the front (intake) and at the rear (exhaust), two 90mm exhaust fans on the top and at the rear and a dual-channel air guide on the side panel for dual-CPU cooling ensures highly-efficient ventilation for supreme heat dissipation.
  • newegg Easy Installation With tool-free installation for 5.25" drives, a removable HDD cage, an HDD and FDD rack, thumb screws and tool-free expansion slots, installation is easy and quick.
  • newegg Useful Accessory Box The Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004BWS features an accessory box that can be fitted in 5.25" drive bays to accommodate CDs or any other accessories.
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The convenient top I/O panel ensures easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 Firewire port and two Audio & Speaker ports.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VA8004BWS

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Armor Extreme Edition
Model
VA8004BWS

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Support up to Extend ATX & AMD Quad FX Platform
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
90mm Fans
1 x 90mm rear fan
1 x 90mm top fan
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan
1 x 120mm front fan
Side Air duct
Dual channel air guide is designed specifically for AMD Quad FX platform

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20.5'' x 8.7'' x 22.1''
Weight
35.7 lbs.

Features

Features
Recommended AMD Quad FX Platform Chassis
Relocate-able front control panel (Power, Reset switch, HDD & PWR LEDs)
Ventilation opening on top (62% opening ratio)
Built-in 5.25’’ drive bay accessory box
Retractable foot stand

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Sinan G.
  • 1/18/2009 8:47:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat good is a case if you cant close it

Pros: The case inside is large good the design is good

Cons: Okay so I have a 800 watt powersupply which is not that big.But it dosent fit where the power supply should fit its so stuiped they make a big case but not enough for powersupply

So I keep the ps outside and having to be able to keep my case side window clossed its so i hate it

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  • Desiree R.
  • 10/3/2008 3:25:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: I'm in love with the size and space inside. Great airflow dropped my Cpu temp 5 deg C from my last Mid tower case, and 10 overall Chassis temp. Lots of room to get your hands in there and solid construction. Adjustable depth side vents are nice.

Cons: HEAVY, lol 40lbs empty isnt light but what do i know. Had to unsecure the top I/O panel to get my p/s in but its not hard and any moron can do it.

Other Thoughts: Asus Mvp-Delux 790fx motherboard
AMD 9850 Phenom 2.5Ghz (@2.8Ghz)
HIS Ati HD 3870 512mb X2
Rosewill 950w power supply
4 gigs of GSkill 800mhz
Thermaltake Bigwater cooling system
22" Acer lcd widescreen

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  • JEFFREY K.
  • 9/11/2008 5:28:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case - Can Be Made Better

Pros: Plenty of room, sturdy construction, toolless HDD cage, looks nice...

Cons: The BTX connectors on the inside panel may short a MOBO--my case didn't come with mylar patches and my manual made no mention of the patches.

Silly looking "wings" on front of case have weak magnets.

Top USB connector had to be replaced.

Other Thoughts: A pretty decent case if it weren't for the idiotic BTX slot problem--can fry your mobo.

I was able to install two, yes TWO, 120mm CPU coolers in my case after I removed the rear exhaust fan (reversed the clip and it mounted perfectly on outside of case...).

I wish Thermaltake offered a replacement door for this case (w/out the dual FX vent setup--I know I can take the tubes out but I'd rather have one large fan) if I decide to go with a different mobo.

AMD abandoned the FX platform so I'll wind up turning this into my game/web server.

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  • Ryan L.
  • 8/4/2008 11:23:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou're better off with the 250mm Fan

Pros: This is an awesome case in every aspect except for the side panel. The Concept is great, but Thermaltake's execution was shoddy. My friend and I both ordered the Full tower Armor series, but he got the VA8003Bws And I got this one.

Cons: I was disappointed to find that there were no fans in the air ducts, and that even with several case fans, the ducts drew little air at all.
Also, I resorted to ordering the 250mm Fan version of the side panel for this PC (which comes with the VA8003), and was much happier with the results, and happier with the fact that I was able to fit my new heatsink in without the obstruction of both massive and near useless air ducts. For your own sake, just order the VA8003BWS if you like the design of this case.

Other Thoughts: The small compartment on the front of the case is Much more useful than I would've ever expected, and the amount of room provided for HardDrives and CD/DVD RWs is awesome. I doubt you will ever have a problem configuring a PC with this case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2008 10:48:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice & Shiny

Pros: Plenty of room to install hardware. The air ducts can be removed and replaced with 92mm fans. (I stuck 92mm Vantec Tornado fans in and they fit fine).
Fits an 8800gt with plenty of room to spare. Seems pretty durable.

Cons: Lousy documentation. Spent about an hour trying to figure out how to mount the powersuppy with the included power support.

Whats with the doors? They don't conceal the drives nor do they make them accessable?

The powersuppy mounts vertically not horizontally. This is a problem if you have a wider than normal powersupply.

Other Thoughts: First one I got had a huge dent in it, but Newegg was awesome on getting me a refund to get a replacment. Thanks Newegg!

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  • Justin G.
  • 6/20/2008 8:52:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggshuge case......

Pros: Lost of room, drives were a snap to install. The screwless expansion lockdown was nice, except I had to remove due to the video card.

Cons: PSU was a complete pain to install, mounts sideways, this could be a problem as this puts the fan from the PSU blowing onto the hard drives.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case as part of a whole new build - Q9300, striker II formula, 9800GX2 - Black edition, 4GB corsair dominator. Over all it's a great case minus the weight, I agree that it needs handles. Later I will be converting to a liquid cooling so this case will come in handy for that.

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  • JOEL J.
  • 4/30/2008 6:36:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the easiest to hook up to

Pros: Lots of room to insert drives and mobo

Cons: Fans are not very good at moving air through the system. The USB wires (why do cases do this??) are not a simple plug but rather individual pin connectors. Same for IEEE-1394. HD led connector is a 3pin but most cards are a two pin. You are likely to play doctor to make it work. Clips instead of screws to hold PCI cards secure are cheesy.

Other Thoughts: For the price it's still not a bad case. It's heavy with more steel than aluminium so it's going to retain heat so if you're an overclocker this may not be for you unless you replace the fans.

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  • Sinan G.
  • 4/4/2008 6:43:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPower Supply?

Pros: Very good room enough for motherboard.

Cons: Todays gaming computers need huge power supplys and an 850 watt cant fint in it what kind of gaming fulll atx tower is it?

Other Thoughts: terrible

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  • Jeffrey H.
  • 2/21/2008 8:15:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsThermaltake Armor Extreme Edition

Pros: very well constructed. wires Easily identifiable. if your looking into a case that locks and keeps the valuables safe then look at this unit

Cons: case was a bit on the heavy side when it was empty.

Other Thoughts: after putting the power supply in i found there was a metal box on the inside of the case that was removable. reason for removing was to get better air flow going into the power supply it's self.i really like the tray found at the bottom for small item storage.

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  • William D.
  • 2/15/2008 11:31:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Comes with 4 large fans that are very quiet. Has lots of room and easy to remove HDD holder with a fan attach. The front looks slick with the grid like covers that can be reinserted if need be. The storage bin at the bottom is nice.

Cons: The audio on the case does not with my motherboard, EVGA nForce 780i sli, even though both manual say they are compatible. The firewire is a pain to hook up to the motherboard since all the wires are separated. It would be nice to provide a block to make it easier to install. The tool free clamps for the cards make it harder to install the larger graphic cards nowadays.

Other Thoughts: I love the case, even though it is larger than some full towers. At first hard to get the power supply in.

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