Final Thoughts, Pricing, Conclusion
The Armor A90 has many features that would entice any consumer. One of the case’s key features is its unique exterior that looks like layers of armor on futuristic military equipment. The embossed and beveled side panels and side window also make it stand out from other mid-tower cases on the market today. The additional vent to install a 120mm fan over the GPU really makes this case uniquely qualified to be used by hardcore gamers who need a case with excellent airflow over key areas of their PC.
The front and top panel eSATA and USB 2.0 ports expand the flexibility of the Armor A90. The power button is a bit lost and hard to find. The optical bay door makes it difficult to use the optical bays for any fan controllers or LCD displays. The top panel is a bit uneven so it will be difficult to use it for an external hard drive or other external device.
The Thermaltake Armor A90 mid-tower case is available at Newegg.com for $89.99 with free shipping. This case is also available at Buy.com at $99.99 and Tiger Direct at 89.99.
We’d like to thank our friends at Thermaltake for providing the Armor A90 for our review today. It’s difficult to design a mid-tower case that stands out from others in its class, but Thermaltake did their homework with the Armor A90 and created a masterpiece that gamers and techies will find flashy and modern. The black matte finish combined with embossed side panels really completes the look Thermaltake was trying to accomplish. The price point of the Armor A90 is right where most consumers are looking to purchase a decent mid-tower case as well. The only thing holding back this case is the lack of a removable motherboard tray, poor power button design, and a side window that’s not practical for any use other than for aesthetics.
- Excellent airflow system
- Lightweight construction
- Tool-less optical and hard drive bays
- Stylish and cohesive exterior and interior design
- Affordable price
- Bad power button location and design
- Uneven top panel makes it less functional for external devices
- No motherboard tray