AZZA Genesis 9000 Overview
To give you the best overview of the Genesis 9000 possible we created a video. Check it out below!
When you get the Genesis 9000 out of the box you really realize how big it is. This is a full tower case, but given how big it is it should be called a super tower, much like the Cooler Master Cosmos II. The actual dimensions of the case are 25.1″x9.8″x23.2″ (640mmx250mmx590mm) and without anything installed it weighs in at 36lbs. The case comes in two different versions, black with red accents or white with blue accents. As you can see from the from the photos below we received the white version of the case.
Starting at the front of the case you have a whopping 9 5.25-inch drive bays. Five of these bays have trays in them to support 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives and out of those five, two of them are hot-swap bays, but we will get into all of that once we get inside the case. There are blue accents on the front of the case, which will light up once you have your system turned on.
On the bottom of the case there is a large ventilated section. There are two large screws that can be removed and you can take off this piece of the case to reveal a front-mounted power supply housing. Again we will go over all of that once we get inside the case.
At the top front of the case you will find all of your buttons and connections. Starting from left to right you have eSATA, two USB 2.0 ports, headphone and microphone ports, and two USB 3.0 ports. Above all of that is your activity LED’s for power and hard drive, LED off / on button for the accent lights, small reset button and a large power button.
The top of the case has a vent design that has a total of 5 openings. You can also see 4 more large blue accents. There are 4 large thumbscrews on the top of the case. When you remove them you can pop off the top of the case to reveal two large 230mm cooling fans.
The left side panel is pretty much all plain except for two ventilated sections where you can install two 120mm fans if you like.
The right side panel has a lot going on. You have the same two ventilated sections, except for this time they are filled with 120mm fans. You also have another large ventilated section on the side panel which will be right on your VGA cards, you can fit a 230mm fan here. Below that is a small blue window that matches the blue accents on the top and front of the case.
If we take a look at the back of the case you can get an idea of how the inside of the case is designed. The motherboard is actually flipped, we are calling this reverse ATX. You do have 3 very large watercooling holes, a 120mm exhaust fan, power supply housing, and thumbscrews everywhere. There is also a removable fan filter on the bottom of the case.