The Build and Final Product
Removing the front bezel and the PSU cover, you can see the lighting around the edge and it is wired to the chassis, so be careful. Behind it you see that all of the 5.25" bays have knock-outs still in place and you can see the five sleds and the PSU mounting area.
Slightly disappointing is the fact that when I went to install the power supply I realize two important things. Not only do you have to remove the fan to allow the installation, but you have to remove the entire base of the chassis to gain access to the screws. This is quite a timely process for something that should take two minutes.
If you are using the front mounting for the PSU, once you have it installed, be sure to plug in the extension cable and turn on the switch if you have one. While the cover is removable, you don't want to have to get in here all the time.
Now we are getting somewhere. I was able to install the motherboard, the AIO cooler for the CPU and the video card all without having to deal with the chassis at all. Now I just need to slide this in and wire things up.
The front of the chassis doesn't change much. Even with the drive poking its ugly head out the front, it isn't too distracting from the design of the Genesis 9000. The tool-less clip alone is very secure, but if I were to travel with this, I would consider a screw or two.
With the ATX motherboard, the long video card and the large presence of the CPU cooler, the chassis looks virtually empty. There is a lot of room to do quite a bit with loading it full of components, or going all out with custom water cooling. You can see there is quite a bit of room at the top for that radiator.
Everything in the back of the case goes in really easy. The dust shield for the rear I/O snaps right in, the whole tray assembly goes in like butter and the thumbscrews all line right up with the chassis too.
I figured I could have loosely bundled the wiring like it was shipped to me, but where is the skill in that?
I chose to go ahead and use what was given to me to route the cabling and tidy things up. Even back here things look empty and I had no issues with the side panel fit.
With the Genesis all buttoned back up and ready for testing, the one thing I realized is the pointlessness of the blue window. While the accent of color is nice, in this configuration I get a good view of the PSU mounting area through the blue tinted Lexan.
With the chassis powered, the noise levels are definitely audible, but not too annoying that you need to tone back the fan speeds. With all the blue accent strips now active, you get why I made the Tron reference. It is a really sharp looking case nonetheless.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Chassis]
- Page 5 [Inside the Azza Genesis 9000]
- Page 6 [Inside the Azza Genesis 9000 Continued]
- Page 7 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 8 [The Build and Finished Product]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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