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Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum/Steel ATX Tower
  • USB, Audio, 1394 Ports
  • 2 x 90mm, 2 x 120mm Fans
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Who says cutting edge cool has to be a pain to set up? Thermaltake's VA8000BWS begs to differ. This easy to install 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 ten external 5.25" drive bays, two 3.5" external drive bays, and six internal 3.5" drive bays, this case has room for whatever you need of it and then some.

It has two 120mm fans with blue LED's and two 90mm fans: one of each in the rear and the front to make sure the heat from this system are just from its looks. With all this, what more could be asked of it? How about the durability of steel to protect your investment, or the ease of quick connect drive bays? This is indeed the total package you've been looking for.

  • newegg Incredible Expandability with Ten 5.25" Drive Bays The Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS boasts up to ten 5.25" drive bays for superior expandability. With the included 3 x 3.5" HDD module combined with a built-in removable HDD cage, the Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS holds up to twelve 3.5" hard drives as well.
  • newegg Highly-efficient Ventilation Dual 12 cm and 9cm cooling fans ensure highly-efficient ventilation for great heat dissipation.
  • newegg Tool-free 5.25" Device Installation Featuring tool-free installation for 5.25" devices, the Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS was built for easy assembly and upgrades as well as ultra-quick maintenance.
  • newegg Useful Accessory Box The Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS features an accessory box bundled in 5.25" drive bays to accommodate CDs or any other accessories.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS's front I/O panel enables remarkably convenient access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.
  • newegg Optional BTX Upgrade Kit The Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS provides an optional BTX upgrade kit including a BTX rear plate and BTX SRM for users expecting to build a system with a BTX motherboard.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VA8000BWS

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Armor Series
Model
VA8000BWS

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum / Steel
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
MicroATX, ATX, Extend ATX, BTX Upgrade Kits (option)
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
10
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

90mm Fans
1 x 90mm rear fan
1 x 90mm top fan
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm front fan
1 x 120mm rear fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20.9" x 8.7" x 22.1" (H x W xD)
Weight
35.7 lbs.

Features

Features
Removeable HDD cage
Too-free installation for 5.25" devices
Relocateable front control panel (Power, Reset switch, HDD & PWR LEDs)
Screwless slots for easy assembling
3 x 3.5" HDD module with 12 cm blue LED fan
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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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2012 12:10:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Great case, tons of room, tons of fans, tons of airflow, sets up off ground good and high which is a plus because it allows airflow through the bottom, solid construction, case is a beast.

Cons: only con is the placement of the usb and audio on the top of the case, wish it had usb and audio on the front

Other Thoughts: case is pretty heavy, so I wouldnt recommend it if you needed to move it around often.

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  • urban g.
  • 10/2/2009 12:09:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill one of the best

Pros: I had this case for three years and since then I have builded 4 rigs for my son's with other case's, this case to me is still the best. The options you have for your build are awesome, from H/D to optics to psu and everything in between this case will handle it. The tooless thing is usless but it does not take away anything from the case. If you are going air cooling this case will do the job very well, if you are going water it will do it very well also. If you have a long psu yes you do have to take off the top 80mm fan, but that is minor, I am giving my rig to a famaily member and building a new rig I am buying this case again it's just that good

Cons: The tooless thing just does'nt work take it off and just screw everything in

Other Thoughts: I was amazed on how this case has stood up to the test of time

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2009 7:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Love this case, Lost of room, Easy plug and play slots for CD-rom and Hard drives, LOTS OF SPACE!!!!.
Can you place hard drive on the top by the power supply or on the front.

Cons: Dont like the top USB ports, But hey just remove it,
Case is very heavy, not really a con unless you lan
Dont like the metal bars on the front side.

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 1/9/2009 3:14:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Tool-less bays, psu placement vents hot air immediately, tool tray on front is novel, the whole case looks excellent

Cons: tool-less pci slots stopped me from installing second support for my 4870x2, so it's only held up by slot and 1 plastic holder instead of two:(....also stopped me from installing a pci exhaust fan underneath

Other Thoughts: I have an IFX-14 heatsink which is huge, and this case barely fit it...i hate to say it but maybe i should've gone bigger?

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  • Karen M.
  • 1/7/2009 4:39:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the best

Pros: -Large
-Sturdy
-Window and blue LED fans

Cons: -Fans don't move much air.
-It is difficult to install a large PSU in this case. I had to remove the upper IO panel and one of the 80mm fans to install. Also my PSU only lined up with 3 of the 4 screw holes which was odd. Installed the same PSU in my new case and it fit perfect.
-HDD rack is slightly doesn't secure into the case very well.
-"Tooless" design is a pathetic joke. If you don't use screws to secure your drives and instead rely on the plastic clip things, your drives will be loose and rattling around- Not good. Also my video card was not able to be secured by the tooless clips due to the design of my card.
-Being that this case is steel it is very heavy.
-The "wings" on the front are annoying and add nothing to the look or function of the case.

Other Thoughts: In case you are the type of person who does not read manuals and just jumps right into things, beware that this case has metal tabs which are used for BTX and if you install an ATX motherboard in this case you MUST cover these tabs with the plastic protectors included with the case or else you will short-circuit your motherboard as some people have done.

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  • Zora A.
  • 12/30/2008 1:31:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Very durable. Tons of room inside and keeps me running at 37C. Also not very loud. My Zalman fan is the loudest thing in it.

Cons: Quite Heavy. About 50 pounds fully loaded with MB, PSU, etc. Also has plastic clips to hold HDD and CD-Rom in. They were easy to use but feel flimsy.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this case to anyone who isn't going to moving their computer a lot.

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  • Gene F.
  • 12/26/2008 7:07:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect as can be

Pros: Ordered this in winter 06 along with the all new 8800gtx back then with Thermaltakes watercooling kit. I'll tell you everything fit flawlessly, the tank right perfectly right next to the gtx. I wanted to eliminate the need for having to have the reservoir the case which it did.

Cons: Not so much of a con but the 2 panels on the front are just annoying so i removed them.

Other Thoughts: A year later i ordered the thermaltake window which has a nice 25cm fan that sucked even more air into the system cooled my 8800gtx nicely. I would suggest getting that but its sold out at frozencpu dont know where else to get it.

System Specs
Q6600
XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB)
WD 250GB x2 Raid 0 with vista & xp
EVGA 8800gtx
EVGA 680i SLI
antec true power trio 650w

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2008 11:02:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, not great case

Pros: Incredibly strong, well built chassis that will protect any computer. The tool-less drive bays (not hard drive unfortunately) are very nice, plus you can reinstall the front panels if you decide to move the drive! (My last chassis had removable panels that couldn't be replaced).

Cons: Wow is it heavy. 45+ lbs before computer parts. This was a minor problem compared to the size. The case is big enough for a bunch of drives, but how do you power them? I went with the Corsair HX1000 power supply and the case could barely fit it! This is one of the biggest cases that Thermaltake offers, and I had to disassemble the front USB jack assembly to fit the power supply in, then after that it covered the slot for the roof fan exhaust! There is another little hole near the HD bay where the roof fan would fit, but there is a lip of steel making installation for a non mechanically-inclined individual difficult (but doable with the right tools). Also, there are minor flaws like the power light doesn't always work and the cables for the ear/mic jacks on the top of the chassis are not the connections expected, nor the type listed in the manual.

Other Thoughts: I do like the case as a whole, stylish but incredibly strong. I suspect most people won't buy a power supply like I did, so there shouldn't be many problems. With the system I built, my motherboard didn't last long. I suspected it overheated, but upon reading a new review for the case saw that it shorted the board out. The BTX kit was listed as "sold separately" and there are no protrusions that I can see in my case, but something to think about. The reason I only give it three eggs is I expected a top of the line case, and my top of the line components wouldn't work seamlessly.

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  • Jamison K.
  • 12/24/2008 11:16:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs4.5 if I could

Pros: I really like this case. Got it back in April 2008. I've since added a second HDD cage with a 120mm Blue LED fan to push more air through when I add a second HD. I've also added two more black drawers to store the random wires and USB drives that otherwise would be laying around. It has tons of space and really grabs your attention when you enter the room. People who have seen this case on my desk think it is a satellite station for NASA mission control. It really takes care of business and I can see recycling it for future builds.

Cons: Alas, nothing is perfect... The plastic tool-less feature for the PCI/PCI-e card holders are a little weak. I'd prefer hard screws frankly. I have two nvidia 9600 GTX's SLI'd in there though without issue.

Other Thoughts: The tool-less design for the front 5.25" bays are OK. You can use screws if you like, which I do in two strategic points per mounting. Also some advice: place this in a location where cleaning/additions/modifications can be easily done without much movement. When fully loaded, you won't want to move this thing. If you plan on having a case you will cram under a desk or won't be very visible, look elsewhere. This piece is more for show than the average case. Be prepared to have a permanent blue night light in the evenings as well...

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  • Michael M.
  • 12/22/2008 7:16:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case

Pros: Excellent construction. Very solid design with plenty of room for just about anything you want to put in this thing. I love the adjustable bays. Others, I noticed, had trouble utilizing their top fans because of their PSU dimensions. I was fortunate enough not to have this problem, though it did take some maneuvering to get my PSU in place. It was a tight fit, but it worked out. Excellent airflow. Keeps my case temp below room temp. Extremely pleased with both Thermaltake and Newegg on this one.

Cons: Not exactly a con, but worth mentioning. The hard drive cage positioned directly beside the PSU bay was a nice thought by Thermaltake. Though I removed mine because my PSU fan blew right on the cage and I didn't want that kind of heat heading to my hard drives. Like I said, not exactly a con for me, but probably the only design flaw I see with this case.

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