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Thermaltake Armor VA8000BNS Black Chassis: 1.0mm SECC, Front Bezel: Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Chassis: 1.0mm SECC, Front Bezel: Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 10 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Thermaltake VA8000BNS

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Armor
Model
VA8000BNS

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Chassis: 1.0mm SECC, Front Bezel: Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX, ATX, Extend ATX, BTX (Upgrade Kits option)
With Side Panel Window
No

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

80mm Fans
No
90mm Fans
1 x 90mm rear fan, 1800rpm, 19dBA
1 x 90mm top fan, 1800rpm, 19dBA
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm blue LED front fan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
1 x 120mm blue LED rear fan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20.9" x 8.7" x 22.1"

Features

Features
Compatible with ATX and BTX, Optimized Thermal Management, Optimize internal space for installing liquid cooling system

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
  • 4/4/2007 10:29:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot for eATX + Long drives!

Pros: Above average construction for the price point.

Cons: NOT FOR eATX! Thermaltake thinks adding some more stand-offs makes a case suitable for eATX, but because of the larger mobo size, if you have more than one or two long drives (5.25") you won't be able to put them in without covering critical sections (like power, RAM, PATA, etc.) of the motherboard. I got this to host my RAID array (encased in Scythe Quiet Drives), and could fit less than half of them in the case.

Other Thoughts: What do those little wings do? Nothing. Keep that in mind---if you like the way they look, that's fine, but don't expect them to do anything (or stay closed if you have an uneven surface).

Probably a good case for ATX and standard-sized 5.25" drives. I'm not reviewing this for those people, though (that's been done well already). Keep this in mind before you mod me down: this is a review for a particular segment of users who have no other way to be aware of these flaws!

In the end I had to RMA and get a CM Stacker to get the clearance I needed. Not as nice, but you gotta do what you gotta do...

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  • Dennis P.
  • 3/15/2007 7:53:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like them big

Pros: Lots of room... plenty of places to add air movement. ease of use... the bays are so fast to interchange i almost could not believe it.

Cons: I disliked the doors... All though they are aluminum and not plastic there was nothing to keep them shut if not placed on a flat surface... Luckily they are easily removed and I am replacing them with a dim blue neon tube.

Other Thoughts: A little personal tweaking and the purchase of the replacement side with the 250mm fan and this is going to be one nice case.

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  • Anthony D.
  • 2/24/2007 2:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOverall Great Case

Pros: Lots of room, great ventilation design, and great looking.

Cons: My only con is the hard drive basket. It took me FOREVER to get the drives in. Thermaltake truly needs to redesign that portion of the case.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, it is a great case, other than the hardrive nasket it is awesome. I have owned several Thermaltake cases and have not been dissapointed yet. And of course, Newegg rocks!

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  • SEAN S.
  • 10/27/2006 10:18:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMonths later

Pros: I've had this case for some time now and I am very pleased with it. It is very quiet, my 3ghz P4 hangs around 50-52C and tops out at 58, sometimes 59 in games on a hot day. The filters in the front are great. I don't have to clean the insides often.

The case is HUGE! I got so sick of working in cramped and poorly laid out cases. This was a great change of pace. It would be hard to go back to anything smaller. Best case I've owned.

Cons: Heavy as heck! The PCI quick release tabs were awful so I pulled them off and used screws. The USB/Sound port on top got in the way of drives I tried to insert in the upper bay. The aluminum swinging doors also got in the way. I think they were intended to cool air. They are NOT needed and only add to the overall cost.

Other Thoughts: They should smooth out the top. I dont think a vent or fan is needed up there nor the hook ups. The two 120mm fans move a lot of air!
The case needs to be made out of aluminum. The aluminum used on the swinging doors would of been better used as sheet metal sides.
No ones ever made a perfect case though this ones 70% close to perfect which is good.

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  • alan k.
  • 8/6/2006 4:35:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggskicks... you know what it kicks....

Pros: huge case for installing new gear. excellent cooling. many bays, feet swivel three positions for tight areas. very quiet and groovy looking. runs my 7950 card (essentially two 7900s back to back on one board) at 57C with the two 120mm fans and two 90mm fans (one straight up out the top). fits the big monster power supplies one needs to run todays upper end gear.

Cons: those little doors up front mean nothing unless you're prone to accidentally opening a drive or power switch. it _is_ a large and heavy case- be prepared.

Other Thoughts: if you have the money and the space, buy a full sized tower like this one. the fan based-cooling works excellently. this case DOES have keepers for a liquid-cooled system if you're going to OC your box.

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  • Lesley M.
  • 7/8/2006 7:13:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNO Good

Pros: Lots of room being a full tower

Cons: My stardard size power supply did not fit. Very Heavy, Had to install mainboard standoffs. Very hard to move fans around.

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  • James W.
  • 3/23/2006 7:59:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice case

Pros: Very expandable, easy to work with, nice utility drawer, excellent cooling capabilities.

Cons: The four internal fans are a bit on the louder side.

Included documentation was terrible. If you've never built a system before, you'll no doubt scratch your head a couple times. Just took a little longer at first.

Other Thoughts: Would definately recommend this case. Lots of extra hardware (nuts, screws, etc.) included.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2006 1:20:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good impression overall

Pros: The case is really big, reliably built, has low noise fans. It cooles all my 6 hard drives (WD Raptors amongst them) just perfectly. It enables me to do recessed wiring. The ability to move the power reset buttons and LEDs is awesome. The case is very well manufactured (except for the PIC card retention mechanism)

Cons: 1. Some cable ties would be a good addition to the case
2. PCI card retention mechanism looks cheap and is cheap and unstable. So I dismounted it.
3. Doors at the front bear no functionality - moreover if you have a CD/DVD drive installed and want to eject/reload it remotely - You'd better keep the doors open
4. Steel version is a litle bit heavy
5. The screwless positioning of 5.25 devices is not secure - you'll have to use screws.

Other Thoughts: 1. USB, FW & Audio connectors on top are a bit unusual.
2. Looks a little bit quirk, like a behemoth on the regular office table.

Would definetly buy a new case like this one, but probably an
aluminum version.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2006 1:27:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest case I've ever seen.

Pros: Buy this case. It has plenty of 5.25" bays, 6 HD bays and great customization and options. Has a BTX upgrade kit for the future and the MOBO plate has LABELED screw holes so you don't have to guess or eyeball. The little things about this case make it excel. IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. The metal is "thick" for a PC case and the finish is pretty good too. I am INCREDIBLY happy with it and I'm a very picky person. The PS is sideways so it doesn't blow heat directly on the processor. This case is just marvelous. The BIG thumb screws are nice. Ample space. I don't think I could ever get another case after my great exp. w/ this one. Has water cool and fanless applications.

Cons: These are all very minor problems, I'm just trying to be comprehensive.
The hinges on the "flaps" squeaked out of the box, WD-40 fixed it. I hate tool-less cases, but this case can have screws used for most things with no modification. There is only 1 5.25"->"3.25" adapter. The top USB/Firewire ports are a drag for desks, but I knew about it going in.

Other Thoughts: A WONDERFUL case. The only neg. is it's size/weight. It's about 30 lbs. w/o components, not a LAN party case. Buy it even if it's more than you want to spend. BEST CASE EVER.

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  • FREDRICK R.
  • 2/21/2006 8:27:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslarge but not large enough

Pros: This case would be large enough for most people, but me with 3 cd burned, 5 hard drives, floppy, card reader, and a audigy External I/O Hub moterboard is a dual processor.This case holds it all. good strong case should last for a long time

Cons: could be abit bigger, board tyan thunder k7 s2462 just fit in had to move some of the cd drives so they would fit in. door rattles a bit when cd drive is running

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