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Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Features and Packaging


Courtesy of Thermaltake

  • Wing Shape Aluminum Front Bezel
  • Breath Lighting effect
  • USB3.0 superspeed
  • Top-mounted HDD hot swap Docking Station
  • VGA TripleMax 31cm
  • CableClear cable management
  • Liquid cooling ready
  • Innovative 5.25" & 3.5" tool-free design
  • Combat Headset Holder
  • Heightened footstand enhances intake airflow

Packaging and Included Items

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The Armor Revo Gene ships in a large black box adorned with an artistic rendering of the case as well as the case logo. Note that the rendering shown repeats on the back panel of the case box as well. The case is protected by full sized, vacuum-molded Styrofoam inserts that hold the case centered in the box. To protect the integrity of the case and the powder coating finish, Thermaltake covered the case in a black fabric bag.

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Thermaltake includes a variety of hardware with the Armor Revo Gene for cable routing and component mounting in the case, including full and warranty manuals in multiple languages, mounting screws, an internal speaker plug-in, various mounting screws, washers for water cooling radiator mounting, tie cables for cable management, motherboard stand-offs, and a tool for easy install or removal of the motherboard stand-offs.

The screws packaged in with the case include the following:

  • 4 x 6#32 screws -> used for power supply mounting
  • 4 x standard case fan screws
  • 4 x case fan screws with smooth region
  • 14 x 6#32 screws -> used for motherboard mounting
  • 28 x M3 screws -> used for ODD (optical disk drive) and 2.5" HDD mounting
  • 16 x 6#32 HDD screws -> used for 3.5" HDD mounting

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

September 23, 2014 | 05:02 AM - Posted by Robert Edvin (not verified)

I have this case and the front panel audio is not working. Also 3 more people with this case have the same problem. Don't really know why they came faulty from the manufacturer.

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