Taiwanese chassis manufacturer, Thermaltake, has today announced the launch of its new mainstream gaming chassis, the Armor Revo Gene. We’re not sure why it has 3 names, but we do have detailed specifications and photos which we’re happy to share with you. Will this new chassis tempt you to re-build your main rig?
We’ve brought up Marmite a lot in recent times. It was originally a left over product from brewing which, quite by accident, they discovered was not only tasty – but also nutritious. It’s peculiar flavour lies somewhere between meat and something else – with a lot of salt. It divides the KitGuru team perfectly down the middle, with half of us loving its thick, brown goodness – while the other half will happily punch you in the face to prevent you coming near them with a little yellow-labelled jar.
This is exactly the reaction people have to new Thermaltake designs . You either love em or you hate em. It’s that simple.
So, today, we have the latest Marmite-moment with the Armor Revo Gene – first seen in public at Computex.
From a technical point of view, it has all of the USB 3 connectivity you could need, the ability to take three 31cm graphics cards and help you plug it all together with CableClear management.
Style-wise, the thing that sticks out are the two metal wings at the front – an echo to the design of the original, full-tower Armor chassis from around 7 years ago.
Gadgets-wise, it has a top-mounted hot-swap HDD docking station built in and a place to hang your headphones on the side.
Back on the design side, its feet are a little higher than regular chassis – which is supposed to increase air flow and prevent it sucking in dust.
Overall, it’s a tool-free design and liquid cooling ready. Dimensions are 51cm x 25.2cm x 55cm and this mid-tower weighs in at 7.8Kg.
It will be in UK stores around the end of October and pricing will be less than £99 in a choice of dead black or snow white. Enough words, what does it look like? Well, it comes in black or white and looks like this.
KitGuru says: The proof of a chassis is in the building, but the baseline specification looks right and Thermaltake’s decision to include the metal wings at the front is an interesting hark back to some of the more classic designs in the industry. So how does your Marmite moment end?
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