The side panel of the Revo looks somewhat like a gas mask if you use your imagination a little. Not that it is a bad thing at all, but that is the first thing that popped into our heads. It also comes with a headset holder to keep it off your desk and not clutter it up with extra equipment. You can see the aluminum wings we mentioned earlier that cover the corners of the front panel.
The front panel comes with mesh covering to help maximize the intake air flow. The top of the front panel has the LED design that has a breathing effect to it. The four 5.25″ bays can easily be popped off with the white tabs on each side.
The back of the Revo sports three pre-cut holes to route wires and tubing in and out of the case. Thermaltake has also used a 140mm rear exhaust fan to help alleviate excess hot air from the case.
The top I/O port area has two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, one eSATA, and HD Audio connections. The HDD docking station is just above the I/O panel and will support one 2.5″ or 3.5″ hard drive.
Above, you can see the HDD docking station in action with our 2.5″ drive. If you have a 3.5″ you are wanting to use, it will just use up the extra white space you see, and installs the exact same way. On the left side, Thermaltake put the fan control options, which will let you easily set your fan speeds to high or low and even turn off your LED’s when they are not wanted. The fan controller will control up to five of your fans as well.
In the above, you can see the wings in open and close position. They only cover the corners of the case but give a Roman helmet feel, even though Thermaltake calls them wings.
On the side panel, we have placed our hardly used headset on the foldout clip that is installed. It held our headset just fine and did not look like it was bending or made of cheap plastic that could not support the weight of a headset.