- Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower
- USB / Audio / e-SATA Front Ports
- 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Very nice case 08/04/2010
This review is from: Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
I bought this case mainly due to the "Shell Shocker" price and didn't plan on writing a review since this was my first new build. I wouldn't know what to compare it with. The reviews on the net didn't really give me high expectations. Everything from "how hard or the expansion slot clips functioned", to how the "psu mounting holes where not aligned" where all either corrected or the reviewers had no patients to learn how everything worked. Every single hole lined up perfectly that I didn't have to use a Dremel or file.
So this case dose everything that what I bought it for very, very well so I had to give my rating. The air gets pushed though is so well managed that even it dosen't have time to get slightly warm! Plenty of room! I really like how easy everything goes in and out. Very well engineered case!
This case really deserves 4.75 stars since all is not perfect. With a $140 case every thing should work perfectly, and packaged with care. The only issues I had was the headphone socket is completely loose or I'm not sure if there is even one under the plastic cover, and in the same area there was tape residue (nothing citrus cleaner couldn't remove!). Wish it had a quick disconnect for the just the LED's!
I really didn't care for it's style and can't stand the LED's, I just can't knock it since I knew what I was getting. Once I opened it the style is not that bad.
Now I need to remove the LED's from the large fan.
ALSO, the case is HUGE! It was way bigger than what I had expected for a mid sized case to be. It makes my 22" monitor look like a 19". So really you will wan't to grab a tape measurer. Available space was not a issue, just it filled up most of what I had reserved for it!
I really wouldn't have considered this case since it was out of my budget, just after owning it I would really recommend it to everyone.
My First Build
AMD Phenom II X4 945
Asus M4A78T-E 790GX
G.SKILL 2GBx2 ddr3 (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ)
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 4850
Corsair 550 psu
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