To be blunt, with past AZZA products, we typically found an aggressively styled chassis, but when it came to the interior, we usually found older tooled components that weren't what the masses were looking for. In today's market, where it seems that smaller tends to be better when it comes to tech and gaming, AZZA seems to be right in the mix with the trend this time. Not only is the outside aggressive, but it is also bold with all of the bright lime green accents. When it comes to the interior, it is a bit confusing at first, but with a quick glance through the manual, it isn't very long before it all clicks, and you are screwing parts down and finishing up the wiring.
Not having a stock option to install a SSD is sort of a major oversight in today's market, but with everything you are supplied with in the AZZA Z, at this price, a $5 adapter really isn't that big of a deal. We do wish the wiring was a bit longer, and gave less of a headache to those who wanted to air cool their CPU in this chassis.
They do offer the room, albeit just enough for a passive radiator, if you want to use a video card. Without a card in the slot, there is then plenty of room for both the radiator and its fans. Speaking of fans, the one supplied can be a loud SOB, so either tone it down, or you may want to think about replacing it.
We really like that this chassis is already out in the wild, so as we tell you how much we liked the design, and you find yourself liking it more and more, it is out there for the taking. Another great thing about this AZZA Z is the rock-bottom pricing. If you shop in the right spots, and don't mind rebates, this can be had for less than $50.
Even with the average pricing of $64.99, it is really hard to find a major fault that cannot be overlooked at this price. While it may have taken AZZA some time to hit with a chassis right when the market for such a device is peeking, with the Z, we feel they hit the nail right on the head, and at a price anyone can afford.
PRICING: You can find the AZZA Z for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The AZZA Z retails for $64.99 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||92%|
|Bundle and Packaging||98%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||95%|
The Bottom Line: AZZA's Z is the perfect mix of compact size, price, aggressiveness, and all the right goodies to make anyone feel like a pro when completing even a AIO cooled system inside of this chassis.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [AZZA Z Mini-ITX Gaming Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the AZZA Z]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Case Build and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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