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AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower Case - Inside The AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower Case

Reminiscent of another popular chassis on the market, AzzA brings us a chassis that is everything the original wasn't.

| Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 18, 2009 12:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: AzzA

Inside The AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower Case

 

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Unscrewing two thumb screws releases the side panels. The windowed panel consists of a full, one piece window, screwed in from this side. The 230mm LED fan is also mounted from the inside, keeping the exterior free from unsightly mounting hardware. This fan draws its power from a 4-pin Molex connection, and the wire is long enough to get anywhere the power can be found.

 

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The inside of the chassis is fully painted black, so you don't have to do it! Wire management holes can be found all around the motherboard area allowing for a clean final build. A full front drive assembly allows you to choose what goes where, and there are two spots in the floor for ventilating the chassis from the bottom.

 

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The foam padded hard drive racks are set in the bottom for shipping, but that's no reason to keep them there. Simply remove the four thumb screws for each cage and place them where ever is most convenient. The "goodie box" can be found taped into the bottom cage. AzzA even secures the front panel wiring to keep it from messing with the paint finish during shipping, so you get a flawless interior when it arrives to your door.

 

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Looking inside of the chassis, you can now see that the switch is to control the fan in the top. It and the 120mm exhaust fan have 4-pin Molex power headers, just like the ones found in front of the HDD cages. The expansions slots have thumb screws like many others, but in the bottom mounted PSU are also some rubber pads to isolate any PSU vibrations from the chassis.

 

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I would have liked a bit more length to the cabling, but it was sufficient to get most of these connected. I did run into a little bit of trouble hiding the audio cable, but it did get there none the less. There are the power, reset HDD activity, and the power LED connections as usual. Then you get a USB 2.0 connection and a lead for half of the power of a USB connection. HD and AC97 audio are included as well as the E-SATA cable.

 

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Laying the chassis on its back, I can get both the fan and the bottom of the chassis in view. The large, 230mm blue LED fan is wired directly to the switch, and then has a power lead above the 120mm exhaust fan. The floor of the chassis has honeycomb venting for both the PSU to draw air in at the left, but one that is drilled to hold both an 80mm as well as a 120mm fan to add more air into the chassis. At all four corners you will find some very chunky rubber feet, which add great stability to the Solano 1000.

 

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