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AZZA Z Mini-ITX Gaming Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 24, 2015 6:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AZZA

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The main set of hardware offers up a motherboard speaker, and four rubber feet that are roughly ½" thick and stick to the floor of the chassis. Along the bottom, we see that the PSU and the hard drives use the hex head screws, the slim optical uses the tiny screw set, and the motherboard uses the M3 screws. AZZA does include one extra standoff as well.

 

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There is also a thick, black plastic "foot," if you will; this is made to slip up the sides of the Z, and give it a much wider footprint to make the chassis much more stable. This type of foot has been successful for consoles, so why not here too?

 

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AZZA also supplies the PCI-e riser, or extension. This allows the layout to function with the PCI-e Slot on the motherboard. Once connected to one end, this adapter bends, and the video card slips in to the end closest in the image. With this layout, we did expect an adapter, but we did not expect one with a quality look and feel like this one offers.

 

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All of the rails are screwed together, and can be arranged and used as needed. The shorter set of rails that support the fan need to be removed to get the motherboard in, so we figured we would get the part number.

 

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While the chassis does offer access from within, it does help to remove it, not only for the storage drive screw access, but also if you plan to use a slim optical drive. Also, make sure to keep the standoffs in place if you want to use an AIO, as they are the main supports to keep it from falling into the motherboard.

 

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There is also a multi-page manual that starts with the package contents, so you can be sure you are ready to continue on to the build. With clear renderings printed on the pages, along with basic text explanations, it is fairly simple to get the build completed.

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