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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

Inside the AZZA Z




With the chassis lying on its side, we pulled off the panel to see what was going on. We found all of the wiring is attached to the panel, and it needs to be removed from the larger hole for the PSU, and moved left into the smaller hole before making connections.




Access to the interior of the chassis can be gained from the right side. At first glance, we see the four-piece rail system, the top used to support that AIO, and the lower section used for that clear 120mm fan. We also see a very large hardware bag that is shipped inside, and chock-full of goodies.




At the front of the Z, this would be the bottom, if oriented properly; it is plain to see that this is where a standard PS2 PSU is to be installed. There is also a large cut out in the tray to allow the PSU fan to draw in air.




At the top of the chassis, there is a simple steel rack that allows for a pair of 3.5" drives. If you have plans for 2.5" drives, you will need to find adapters, as none are provided. We also see that the ODD bay is on top, and there are standoffs to help support the frame rails at the top.




Continuing clockwise around the interior, we run into the back of the chassis. The video card lies near the top, which is ventilated via the large cut out, and even has an adjustable support clip to help to support the weight of longer cards.




The floor where the Mini-ITX motherboard will rest on the preinstalled standoffs is also at the back of the chassis. The power cable is something you have to contend with, but we are given CPU cooler access through the tray, and a single clip to help maintain wiring.




Speaking of the wiring, we see almost all of it here. There is the angled PSU end to connect to your power supply, the USB 2.0, the power switch, the HD Audio, the four-pin Molex to supply the bezel LEDs' power, and the native USB 3.0. There is also a three-pin power lead for the 120mm fan, which is not shown here.




While we only just realized that the chassis is sitting upside down in this image, can still get the point of the image. The PSU and motherboard access holes at the top are huge for this size of a case, and will keep them cool. At the bottom, the drives are offered passive cooling, and the longer hole provides a way for many lengths of video cards to breathe air from outside of the chassis.

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