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Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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As the newest member of Thermaltake's Armor Revo case line, the Armor Revo Gene mid-tower case features sleek looks and exudes the humble power that only the war-worn warrior's know. We decided to put the Armor Revo Gene to the test to see how well the case works under a variety of circumstances. At a base price of $129.99, the Armor Revo Gene seems to be a well priced steal for the features designed into it.

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The Armor Revo Gene features a flat-black, scratch-resistant coating on all surfaces, giving it a sleek and uniformly menacing look. The case's right panel contains a window in it upper half to show off your case innards, bisected by a grilled space for up to a 200mm side fan to help cool your PCI-Express cards. A wing-shaped aluminum front bezel helps to direct air through the front of the case in an optimal manner.

Continue reading our review of the Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Mid-Tower Case!!

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In addition to the normal power and reset buttons and indicators, the case's top panel has a built-in, SATA-based hot swap docking station for your hard drive and SSD needs, as well audio ports and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

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The interior of the Armor Revo Gene is powder coated in flat-black coloration, matching its exterior with rubber grommets covering all the access ports and a large cut-out for underneath the CPU cooler. All 5.25 and 3.5 inch drive bays are tool-less for easy drive access and removal. Thermaltake even included extra-large, swivel case feet to ensure good airflow from under the case as well.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Thermaltake website)

Case Type

Mid Tower

Material

SECC

Front Bezel Material

Combination of plastic and high air flow mesh

Color

Interior: Black
Exterior: Black

Side Panel

Swivel Door with Transparent Window

Motherboard Support

9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
12” x 9.6” (ATX)

Motherboard Tray

No

5.25" Drive Bay

4

Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay

1

Int. 3.5" Drive Bay

5

Expansion Slots

7

Front I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 2
MIC & Speaker (support AC’97 & HD Audio)

Cooling System

Front (Intake):
200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan x 1 (600~800rpm,13~15dBA)

Rear (Exhaust):
140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)

Top (Exhaust):
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan x 1 (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) or 140 x 140 x 25 mm x 2 (optional) or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (optional)

Bottom (Intake):
120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)

Side (Intake):
200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional)

Liquid Cooling Capable

Yes

Liquid Cooling Embedded

No

Power Supply Supported

Standard ATX PSII Power Supply

Power Supply Included

No

Dimension (H*W*D)

510 x 252.0 x 550 mm
20 x 9.9 x 21.6 inch

Net Weight

7.8 kg
17.2lb

Security Lock

Kensington lock port

Application

Suitable for gaming, enthusiast, DIY and modding

Warranty

3 Years

 

January 28, 2013 | 02:09 PM - Posted by Chaitanya (not verified)

There is a small typo in paragraph under the photo where you have installed a mini-ITX board and it reads:"With a micro-ITX form factor board, the amount of free space seems to overwhelm the board." I believe there is no such form factor that exists. Its either micro-ATX or mini-ITX. please correct it.

January 28, 2013 | 04:05 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Thank you for pointing this out. This has been corrected...

January 28, 2013 | 04:44 PM - Posted by markdek (not verified)

sb 3.0 x 2

should be usb 3.0 x 2 ?

January 28, 2013 | 05:55 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Fixed, thanks for the heads up...

January 29, 2013 | 12:56 AM - Posted by Laurențiu Roman (not verified)

What kind of manufacturer puts out transparent hdds?

January 29, 2013 | 12:19 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Western Digital released several of their Raptor drives with clear windows on top of them...

March 10, 2013 | 08:10 PM - Posted by Juan Carlos Caicedo H. (not verified)

hi man you made an excellent review, but i need your help. I bought this case in january and i want to put the side fan in the case, in the specs appear than the fan must be 200x200x30 so i got a 200mm thermaltake thunderblade led blue fan but it doesnt fit in the holes of the side of the case, when i read the box of the fan appear than it can be used in the front or the top of the cases, so i want to know if maybe the coolermaster 200mm megaflow can be used or wich reference fits well in the space of the side fan. Thanks. Juan C.

July 10, 2013 | 12:43 AM - Posted by Reginald (not verified)

i want to knw why is my breaathing light on my case not lighting up...? on my armor revo gene

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