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Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Case Review

It would be no exaggeration to say that the Armor Revo Snow Edition has the color of fresh snow itself. The paint job is so immaculate and bright that it was extremely difficult to take any pictures of the case over a white background. The main theme of the case is still based on the original Armor series but the chassis is entirely different than the original version. The main structure is similar to the one used for the Chaser MK-I case but the Armor Revo is significantly different as a product. The Armor Revo is a fairly large case and not too heavy, weighting a little over 11.5kg (empty).

Although the frame of the faceplate is made of plastic, the metallic “shields” conceal most of it. Thermaltake made the shields out of solid aluminum and left them in their natural color. The dust filters of the case are black, creating a visual theme with extremely high contrast.

The front I/O and buttons of this case can be found at the top side of the faceplate. The large power button can be seen at the right side of the array, with the HDD LED and a smaller reset button right above it. At the left side of the array Thermaltake placed the fan controls, with a button to control their lighting and two buttons to control their speed. There are only two speed settings; low and high.

The front connection ports can be seen at the center of the array. They consist of two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and two USB 3.0 ports. The USB 3.0 is using an internal header and no cables will have to be routed to the back of your motherboard; however your motherboard must have an USB 3.0 internal header available as well. The typical headphone jacks are also available.

Right above the front connection ports, Thermaltake installed a SATA dock for 2.5” or 3.5” devices. The dock essentially allows the use of 2.5”/3.5” storage devices to be used as if they were floppy disks.

On the left side panel Thermaltake placed a simple but highly effective plastic hinge meant to be used as a headphones hanger. The hinge can be closed while you are using (or if you are not ever using) your headphones.

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