Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review :: Thermaltake Armor VH6001BWS Exterior

07-31-2008 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun

The outside of this case is rather unique in several ways. The trademark front doors hinges cover less than of the front area of the case. The doors are held into place by strong magnets but open easily when need be. The doors are made out of aluminum, as noted in the features page. The doors open revealing an 11 bay system including the HDD enclosure. There are seven 5.25 drive bays for optical drives.


Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Exterior

Exterior

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Front Closed

Front Closed

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Side View

Side View

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Side Door

Side Door


Thermaltake decided to use a windowed left side door on their Armor case. This side panel is made out of plexiglass and has a 230mm fan that covers where most video cards would be installed on a motherboard. The 230mm fan is noiseless when in operation and runs at 800mm. The side panel has a keyed lock that can be easily opened if unlocked.


Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Fan Attached

Fan Attached

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Fan Detached

Fan Detached

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review LED

LED

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review I/O

I/O


The rear of the case has the PSU area, the 120mm rear area, the rear IO and 10 openings for the PCI expansion. With ATI supporting up to four video cards in Crossfire mode on some of their 790FX motherboards this allows up to four dual-slot video cards to be installed in the case without running out of space, assuming the motherboard can handle four dual-slot cards in the first place.


Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Rear View

Rear View

Thermaltake Armor VH6001 Case Review Rear PSU Area

Rear PSU Area


The top of the case has the IO area and a honeycombed opening on the top to allow air to escape the top of the case. Curiously, there is no fan in this location, but with all of the other fans on the case it is not a major drag. You can mount your own 140mm fan if you wish in this position, but none is included. The IO includes external SATA port, four USB 2.0 ports, and a Firewire port, two jacks for audio and the Power and Reset buttons. The inclusion of external SATA and Firewire is a good thing.