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Thermaltake Armor A30 review

A tiny PC gaming chassis big on impressive features

Our Verdict

For

  • Length of case allows full size graphics cards
  • Portable design
  • Good price

Against

  • Takes time to install
  • Divisive looks

The Thermaltake Armor A30 is a small PC case. While huge PC chassis – such as the Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer – have a lot going for them, smaller cases also have many good points too.

The Thermaltake Armor A30 is a small chassis that's been designed to house some of the best gaming components money can buy, while maintaining a size that is small enough to carry around to LAN parties.

Even if you're not into professional gaming, the Thermaltake Armor A30, as well as other small chassis such as the CyberPower Game Cube can be a compelling buy, because they take up far less room than some of the behemoths we've seen.

The small stature doesn't mean compromises have to be made either – Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards can hold most of the latest technology without a problem.

Sure, multiple GPU arrays are out of the question. There's also no denying that cramming the components in an upgrading isn't as simple as with the Thermaltake Armor A30's more spacious siblings, such as the Armor A90.

But when a compact gaming chassis gets it right, it can be an excellent addition to your gaming arsenal, and a great choice for housing your rig. But does the Thermaltake Armor A30 succeed where others have failed?

Tech Specs

Product TypeComputer Case
Number of External 3.5" Bays1
Number of External 5.25" Bays2
Number of Power Supplies Supported1
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays2
Front USBYes
Front Audio InYes
Front Audio OutYes
Number of Total Expansion Bays7
eSATAYes
Product FamilyArmor
ColourBlack
Brand NameThermaltake
Form FactorMini-tower
Motherboard SupportedMicro ATX, Mini ITX
MaterialSteel, Plastic
Number of Fans Installed4
Height266 mm
Width291 mm
Depth456 mm
ManufacturerThermaltake Technology Co., Ltd
Product ModelA30
Product NameArmor A30 Chassis
Product LineArmor
Manufacturer Part NumberVM70001W2Z
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.thermaltake.eu
Weight (Approximate)6.70 kg