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Thermaltake Armor A30 SFF Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 5, 2011 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Inside The Thermaltake Armor A30 Gaming Cube / SFF Chassis




Removing three thumbscrews, the top will slide to the rear of the chassis for removal. Under it you can see the thirteen clear blades of this 230mm exhaust fan with blue LED lights and a 4-pin Molex connector for power.




With six other thumbscrews removed the motherboard tray can be pulled out of the rear of the chassis as well. This gives you great access to begin the assembly outside of the cramped confines.




Once the motherboard tray and the top are off, you can start removing the power supply support at the bottom via removal of six small screws. To remove the optical drive rack, simply remove two thumbscrews, and then slide the whole unit back and out.




The optical drive rack will hold five devices by design. As it sits in this image, with adapters you can place two 2.5" drives on the top. Under those you can place two 5.25" drives on the left, and on the right you can install a floppy drive on its side.




The power supply support bracket is pretty self explanatory, the PSU goes on the left, and the area on the right allows for room for expansion cards.




This is the rack that holds the 3.5" hard drives. I focused in on the far side so you could see the grommets more clearly. The drives mount at the top and the bottom via holes in the bottom of the drives, rather than using the holes in the side of the drives.




Once all that is out we can finally see inside the A30! What you are left with is the front, with its long wiring, and 90mm fan, the side walls, and the floor. This makes assembly in stages very handy.




The front bezel is completely wire-less. The top has tabs holding in the removable bay covers, while the bottom intake filter needs a screwdriver to remove it for cleaning.


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