A Look Inside
When you take the right side panel off the case you can see how it is designed internally. It is reversed! AZZA tell us this is for cooling reasons. On the bottom of the case there are two large 140mm cooling fans. They bring air into the case pushing it up over your motherboard and then the air is exhausted out the top of the case. This is supposed to provide better cooling than your typical ATX setup. The inside of the case is all white as well, which will really make your installed components look great.
Towards the front of the case is the power supply housing. A power cable has been run from the back of the case to the front so you don’t have a power cable sticking out the front of your case. Moving up you can see the 5 bays that have hard drive trays installed. These trays support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. The top 2 bays that have hot-swap backplanes installed, but you can remove them and put them on any of the 9 bays.
All of the bays use a simple tool-less locking system. I am normally not a fan of these systems, but we will see how well this one works.
Moving to the middle of the case you have the motherboard tray. This tray is flipped, so your motherboard is upside down. It is great to see two VGA card stabilizers, this is something you normally don’t see. There are two large cable routing holes and a CPU cutout on the motherboard tray.
If we take the opposite side panel off the case we can see how the case is designed and how we are going to be routing our cables.
Not only is the motherboard tray removable, but it is reversible! You can take it out by removing three thumbscrews on the inside of the case then six more on the back of the case. Using the handle you can easily pull it out. If you wish you can install it on the opposite side of the case. This is the first time I have seen something like this! AZZA is really giving you the choice of how you want to have your system installed!
Inside of the case you will find a bag of goodies which includes mounting hardware, cable ties and the users manual.
Jan 30, 2015 0