Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review :: Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Features

07-31-2008 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Optimized design for both liquid cooling and air cooling system
  • Sliding hood with toolbox on top (Upgradeable to LCS)
  • 10 PCI slots
  • Tool Free Design
  • Sliding motherboard tray
  • Independent thermal management for CPU, VGA and HDD
  • Cable management system
  • Evolutionary adjustable PSU supporting bridge
  • Micro-ATX, ATX, Extend-ATX supported
  • High Efficiency HDD cooling module
  • 23cm fan installed for extra VGA cooling
  • Swappable HDD module/Fan module
  • Swappable VGA fan holder
  • Extra bottom space for better expandibility (After HDD/Fan module removed)
  • Removable HDD cage
  • 7 Modularized HDD trays
  • 7 5.25 slot-in to lock device
  • Adjustable PSU supporting bridge
  • 10 Screwless PCI slots with preserved bridges

Case Type   

Super Tower

Material   

1.0 mm SECC

Front Bezel Material   

Aluminum

Color   

Black

Side Panel   

Transparent Window

Motherboard Support   

ATX,
M-ATX,
E-ATX,
SSI CEB

Motherboard Tray   

Yes

5.25" Drive Bay   

7

Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay   

1 (convertable from 5.25")

Int. 3.5" Drive Bay   

7

Expansion Slots   

10

Front I/O Ports   

USB 2.0 x 4,
IEEE 1394 x 1,
eSATA x 1,
HD Audio

Cooling System   

- Front (intake) :
  140 x 140 x 25 mm blue LED fan, 1000 rpm, 16 dBA or
  120 x 120 x 25 mm fan
- Rear (exhaust) :
  120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1300 rpm, 17 dBA
- Side (intake) :
  230 x 230 x 20 mm blue LED fan, 800 rpm, 15 dBA
- Bottom (intake) :
  Two 140 x 140 mm fans (optional) or
  Two 120 x 120 mm fans (optional)
- VGA (intake) :
  140 x 140 x 25 mm fan (optional) or
  120 x 120 x 25 mm fan (optional)

Liquid Cooling Capable   

Yes

Liquid Cooling Embedded   

No

Power Supply Supported   

Standard ATX PS2

Power Supply Included   

No

Dimension (H*W*D)   

23.6 x 9.6 x 24.6 in
600 x 245 x 625 mm

Net Weight   

37.0 lbs
16.8 kg

Security Lock   

Yes

Application   

High-End Gaming System
High-End Workstation




The Armor VH6001 case comes in a tall black box with the tagline “Beyond the past, Exceed the present, Surpass the competition. The case also has the main features of the case including ESA, SLI, and an explanation of the features. Thermaltake includes the usual screws, a 3.5” adapter to install the FDD, a 140mm fan mounting bracket and more in the bundle.

The list of features on this case read like a laundry list of features for a Full-Tower ATX case. The Armor is a Full-Tower ATX case which Thermaltake calls Super Tower; with room enough for anyone including the hard-core enthusiast. There are no less than 14 drive bays on the case, 7 on the exterior for 5.25” drives like DVD-ROMs and 7 on the interior on a removable HDD tray.

The dimensions of the case are 600x245x625mm, which is a normal sized Full Tower case. The net weight is 37 pounds, which compares favorably with the other cases I’ve reviewed. The case is made out of SECC Steel with the front panels that are the cool part of the Armor cases made out of aluminum. The case easily fits all ATX, Micro ATX or Extended ATX motherboards and has room for the other features.

NVIDIA’s Enthusiast System Architecture is their initiative to control the system chassis, Power supply and water cooling. There are several components to the ESA including USB Compliance. All ESA devices must pass USB 2.0 Logo Compliance. The Case certification requires Temperature sensing, fan control and status LEDs. A minimum of two temperature sensors is required and two fans. The status LED is required to indicate fan failures or thermal limit violations.


Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Case

Case

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Case Info

Case Info

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Accessories

Accessories

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Case w/ acc.

Case w/ acc.


The Armor+ VH6001 case from Thermaltake has support for temperature sensors on the Video card, on the Hard Disks and the CPU. To enable temperature sensing of the HDDs, attach the temp sensor included in the accessories to the HDD after attaching a piece of thermal tape to the sensor. The wire for the sensor should pass through the HDD cage. A similar procedure is used with the video card. This ensures ESA compliance.


Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Cleaning Cloth and Manual

Cleaning Cloth and Manual