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NZXT M59 vs. ThermalTake Armor A60?

post #1 of 7
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I'm looking to purchase a new mid-tower for my gaming parts (the fact that I cannot cover the side of my current one because of my radiator).

I was surfing TigerDirect since they have some good deals, do not charge sales tax for CA, and provide free shipping for CA residents for some times. Both are 50$, but I want to know what the pros thing of these cases .

Thermaltake Armor A60 Mid-Tower Gaming Case:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...241&CatId=1509

NZXT M59:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=5222597
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post #2 of 7
I'd say the M59, I have trouble recommending anything by Thermaltake.

You may also want to consider the HAF 912, or maybe even the 690 II Basic.
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post #3 of 7
While I cant comment individually on either of these cases, as I know very little about them, I can comment on the NZXT customer service. They frequently ship free items to customers that request them including fans, any components that may have been damaged when the retailer shipped it out, or even parts damaged during modification or maintenance of your case. I recently broke some of the mesh clips off that holds the screens in for the Phantom, and contacted their customer support via email at 1:00amm in regards to purchasing a new mesh panel. I got a response at 8:00am the next morning requesting my shipping address. They sent me out a free one the next day! The responses from customer service are very prompt, they will refer to your by your name if you provide it instead of "dear valued customer #95428", and they do everything in their power to satisfy their customers.

If customer support is a major consideration for you, I highly recommend NZXT.
Edited by Shredicus - 4/17/11 at 3:56pm
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post #4 of 7
the M59 is amazon for 49.99 and FREE shipping i just bought it today or was it yesterday?
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the feedback. So thats +3 for the NZXT M59, 0 for the Thermaltake Armor A60. By means of size, I obviously don't want my motherboard smushed up to the edge end of my drives, so which case would be good at that? Also I'm looking for high airflow and it seems the Thermaltake has a higher airflow with 3 fans included,
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well, regardless of my previous rant, I decided to go for the NZXT M59 =). The entire community votes for it and I'm not too sure about the Thermaltake Armor A60 since there's barely any feedback and it looks sorta funny. Thanks everyone =).

I got a great deal on TigerDirect for $49.99 (Free shipping and NO TAX!).
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WD Black Caviar 1TB 7200RPM / 32MB Cache LiteOn x24 Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell 22.5" 1920x1080 LCD Monitor 
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WD Black Caviar 1TB 7200RPM / 32MB Cache LiteOn x24 Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell 22.5" 1920x1080 LCD Monitor 
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post #7 of 7
ALright, congrats! You'll love the build quality on NZXT products, and if you have any trouble with the case drop their customer support an email. Those guys are great.
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Kingston 64GB SSD/ 1 TB WD Win7 Ultimate x64 HannsG 28" LCD - 1200p Logitech G15 
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