Thermaltake Armor A30 Chassis
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 04-25-2011
Provided by: Thermaltake

If you are in the market for a small form factor chassis that can support a serious high-end graphics card, your options are pretty limited. The SilverStone SG05-450 SFF that I recently reviewed was a fantastic chassis but the proprietary 450 watt power supply wouldn't be a wise choice with a top-of-the-line GPU. Additionally, the Mini ITX limitation would likely turn away most serious gamers.

Today we will be taking a look at Thermaltake's Armor A30, a small form factor gaming chassis that allows for a full-size power supply, Micro ATX boards and a graphics card up to 13" in length. Thermaltake has dressed the A30 up to fit amongst their other Armor cases, the A60 and the A90.

The A30 arrived in the retail box shown above. There is a large profile photo of the case on the front with a breakdown of some of the key features on the reverse. Inside the box we find the case, instruction manual and a baggie full of various screws and other installation hardware. It's worth noting that UPS was rather rough on the box and as a result, one of the corners was crushed in a bit. This damaged the foam surrounding the front bezel of the case and resulted in a small crack on the bottom left side that you may notice in some of the photos later on. This isn't really Thermaltake's fault but I felt it necessary to explain before we get into things.

Here is a quick list of features and specifications, borrowed from Thermaltake's website.

Let's move ahead and take a closer look at the Thermaltake Armor A30.

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