Have any of you ever heard of AzzA? I have seen their cases in passing, but nothing has ever come my way for review. I’ve admired their designs on several occasions, but have never had the privilege of going over every square inch of one of their chassis first hand. AzzA started out as a manufacturer of motherboards, donates a minimum of 50% of their net profits to charity, and has a motto of “Your satisfaction is our success”, and I am just now getting to review their hardware? I’m about to call my congressman.
But seriously, for a company that always seems to be focused on everyone else, they have done a heck of a job of making themselves look good with their cases. Case in point (no pun intended) is the Solano 1000 Chassis. There’s a 1000 and a 1000R. The 1000R has red fans, while the 1000 has blue fans. That’s the only difference. The Solano 1000 is the subject of our review today, and here are some sweet details on this well ventilated case:
Ultimate Cooling System:
Introducing the all-new AZZA Solano 1000/1000R gaming case! Its innovative design in so many aspects will satisfy the needs of the extreme computer gamer and power user. The case is designed for maximum thermal management with fans installed everywhere to keep your components cool. A 230mm blue/red(1000R) LED super fan is mounted on the top for main ventilation.
A second 230mm blue/red(1000R) LED super fan is built-in on the side panel to facilitate CPU cooling.Two additional 140mm blue/red(1000R) LED fans are installed in the front panel to boost the cooling of HDD cage. And a 120mm fan is mounted in the back panel vented to the outside. To sum it up for you, a total of 2x230mm fans, 2x140mm fans and 1x120mm fan work synergistically to provide you unprecedented airflow.
This full tower case supports extended ATX, ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and the thumb screw design allows for easy installation of seven PCI expansion cards without tools. A plethora of drives bays, including up to ten 5.25″ and eight 3.5″ bays, allow you to grow your system over time. All the bays have a thumb screw design for easy assembly as well.
That’s not all! A removable HDD cage can accommodate up to eight HDD’s. The two front intake 140 mm fans are especially designed to boost HDD cooling. Moreover, an adjustable PSU support bridge is located in the bottom and you have the option of installing the PSU with the fan facing either up or down, for air intake or exhaust. The pre-drilled fan holes right underneath all but help to eliminate the PSU as one of the heat sources in the case! Furthermore, since cable can be organized behind the pre-drilled motherboard tray, this case comes with a superior cable management system that allows for ameliorated cable routing and improved airflow.
This PC chassis is manufactured with high-quality Japanese steel, solid and sturdy yet not weighty. The interior has a stylish black paint finish. With its high-end features along with the superb exterior design, the AZZA Solano is the ultimate choice for your gaming needs. You can count on impressing your friends at the next LAN party!