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Having just purchased a Thermaltake armor i am wondering if anyone else had any issues installing slightly larger PSU's into them?

thanks and if there are other threads on this i looked and didnt find any so i apologize ahead of time
post #2 of 6
yeah, longer ones sometimes get in the way of the top fan. Depends on how long your PSU is. The case comes with another bar for support on the PSU
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post #3 of 6
Yeah I have a thermaltake armor, and I'm using the thermaltake 1200 watt tough power. I had literally remove EVERYTHING to get it in there... and I still can't use the top fan. The placement of the psu in the Armor is unusual but to me it makes more sense. However, as you say, it definitely makes installation a beast.
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post #4 of 6
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any recommendations for a case with a removable motherboard tray?
post #5 of 6
I had a little trouble getting my 650W PSU in my Armor and it was a Thermaltake PSU! I thought that was kinda funny. It's one design flaw issue that I have with my (that) case. Having the PSU up there also makes using that extra internal drive bay cage nearly impossible. It'll block air flow going into the PSU.

Well, I guess it depends on how much you want to spend on a case (are you going to ditch the Armor to get one with a removable MB tray then? ).

Here is the Thermaltake Armor+, which has a removable MB tray amoung a ton of other great features.

Many of the Silverstone and Lian-Li cases have removable MB trays as well, but they're fairly expensive.
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post #6 of 6
Yeah, i had a bit of trouble getting my TT PSU in my Armor too
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