Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Solano 1000 is made from steel and plastic, all of which, including the interior, is black. It does come with a side panel window, and that panel is also equipped with a 230mm fan rated at 24dBA, and housing bright blue LED lights. The top of this chassis has a vented area backed with the same fan. Three other fans are included. Those consist of two 140mm fans pushing air into the chassis, leaving your GPU fan and a 120mm that is mounted in the rear panel to exhaust all the warm air.
This full tower chassis is full of 5.25" bays, as the whole of the front can be configured as you want it, with a total of ten bays all together. The Solano also houses room for a possibility of up to eight 3.5" drives, one of which can be used externally. Like most other chassis' in the full tower market, this one has only seven expansion slots to exhaust or support your card needs. As I said, this chassis has endless options for drives and their configuration. Nothing says the optical drives can't go at the bottom if you choose that configuration. If the chassis sits on a desk, this can make life a bit easier.
The CZAS-1000 can be found almost anywhere you would normally look to buy a chassis. Prices vary from around $120 and up, depending on your store of choice. I was able to find a pretty sweet deal on the Solano 1000, making it drop right into budget minded builders grasp. I was surprised to see it as low as $79.99 at Newegg, after rebate, and the chassis has free shipping to boot. With a bit of time and paperwork, it brings the Solano to a very respectable price. Even at the $159.99 original asking price, it is priced well in its segment, but we all know $40 can get us a cooler, a drive, or a few beers to drink during the build.