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Old May 5, 2007, 07:17 PM
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Default ThermalTake Armor 8003 experiences anyone?

Armor VA8003SWA
Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with this - either positive or negative! It fits some needs I had:

Extra wide.
Top mounted PSU.
Lots of fan mounts.
Watercooling kept in mind for future upgrades.
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Old May 5, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Why do I not like those cases? Cause the usb and audio port on the top runs the wires down the middle of your case and makes cable management a BITCH!

I hate any case that has those wires coming from the top! grrrr :angry:
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Old May 6, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Is there any room in between the motherboard mount to run it down the back?
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Old May 6, 2007, 08:16 AM
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I have a Kandalf which is the same as the armour with differnt door. There is a ton of room behind hd and 5.25 inch bays to run all of your cable and wires....I even have the cold cathode inverter velcrode to the side of the bays out of the way and outta site. Mind you if I take off the other side of the case it looks like uhm....non uv reactive linguini for lack of a better description LOL.
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Old May 6, 2007, 10:26 AM
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this is why i choose the TT armor, mine are VA8000SWA which is the same case without the 25 cm fan

lots of room, alu make it lighter then the stacker, or other full tower, full metal mesh in from perfect for water and future upgrade

easy to mod and do wire management

look at both pics attach that the armor of my nf2 rig in sig

i will shut down the opty rig later and post pics

EDIT : i add the pics of my opty rig which is in a Armor case too

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Old May 6, 2007, 02:11 PM
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I have the Kandalf too. Tons of room for expansion and has knockouts for water hoses at the rear. The first thing I did when I got mine was remove the silly front door thing.
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I have the Kandalf too. Tons of room for expansion and has knockouts for water hoses at the rear. The first thing I did when I got mine was remove the silly front door thing.
LOL....actually considering removing mine cause I use the optical out on my xfi platinum alot. Great wiring job Ebdoradz ....did you cut out holes by the mobo for the wires?
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Old May 6, 2007, 03:30 PM
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Those pictures were perfect. Thanks a lot. Even if those holes don't come prefabbed at least it shows that there's potential for utilizing the space behind the motherboard mounts to get those wires out of the way answering my question perfectly. You can also see all the wires behind the harddrives as mentioned.
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LOL....actually considering removing mine cause I use the optical out on my xfi platinum alot. Great wiring job Ebdoradz ....did you cut out holes by the mobo for the wires?
yeah i used a 1 inch hole saw to cut some hole to route the cable behinh the mobo tray
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Old May 8, 2007, 08:14 AM
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Apparently the 8003swa with the fan on the side has a mesh that can come into contact with a Thermalright Ultra-120 because it's so massive. Does anyone know if it's plastic or metal?
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