Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Usually, when a company sends multiple cases at the same time, they try to send me things which are completely different. However, AZZA took a different approach when sending the last batch of cases. Many companies have been known in the past to develop an internal frame for a series of cases, and this is what AZZA has done as well. Taking the same internals from the Photios chassis offers a few advantages. Initially, it helps keep the cost down for the manufacturer, and they do not have to re-tool the line for something new. This also brings a couple of advantage to the customer. First off, you tend to pay less for such designs, and secondly, if the interior suits your needs, you now have options when it comes to the outward aesthetic appeal.
This new chassis applies most of what was found in the Photios, but the bling factor for the exterior has been taken up a notch. What we did like of the previous design, are things like hidden optical bays, a PSU cover, tons of wire management options, and most importantly to some, the chassis was very affordable. Beyond that, we find that viewing points into the chassis have been increased, this time with three ways to see into the chassis. AZZA keeps the tempered glass side panel, and it also keeps the LED nameplate on the PSU cover to go along with a matching LED fan. Even though the interior design has an old-school feel to it, just as its predecessor is, it will get the job done and look decent doing it.
Today, we are looking at the Titan 240 from AZZA. Using the same interior as the Photios 250, this is another mid-tower to pick from in the vast sea of chassis offerings on the market currently. Two trains of thought come to mind when we think of mid-tower designs. The choice is to either build something that is super affordable while delivering the best bang for the buck they can, without losing money in the deal. There is also the route of packing the chassis full of all of the latest and greatest trends, increasing the price to go along with it, selling a few less, and making a few fewer dollars per chassis sold. AZZA has chosen the first route of attack, and we feel that for the investment required, AZZA may be on the right track with the Titan 240 Mid-Tower Chassis.
The AZZA Titan 240, also known as the CZAZ-240 and CZAZ-240X, are mid-tower cases which will support Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX motherboards. As of this point in time, there are only one color options to pick, and that is black on black. Thin steel and ABS plastic account for most of the construction, but the Titan 240 also comes with a tempered glass left side panel, which has EVA Anti-Vibration padding applied around the frame. What separates the CZAZ 240 from the CZAZ 240X, is found in the front I/O panel. The CZAZ 240 comes with a single USB 3.0 port and a trio of USB 2.0 ports, and also includes HD Audio jacks along with a power and reset button. The CZAZ 240X has most of the same appointments, but when it comes to the USB ports, there are two of each USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 for it. Dimensionally, both versions are 510mm tall, they are 198mm wide, they are 450mm deep, and weigh in at 13.89 pounds empty.
Some of the things found inside of the chassis are things like a pair of 5.25" bays in the front of the Titan 240, but they are hidden from view behind a hinged cover. Once the motherboard is on the standoffs, and the CPU is installed, there is only 155mm of room for a CPU air cooler to the left of the optical bays. In various locations, there is room to install up to five 2.5" drives, and if 3.5" drives are to be used, you will find three locations for those. There are seven expansion slots at the back of the chassis, just above a PSU cover. Under the cover is room for 210mm worth of power supply, and it also hides the storage bays from view, yet leaves room for cooling options at the front of the case.
AZZA cuts themselves short with what is listed for cooling. They do indicate that the AZZA Titan 240 ships with a single clear 120mm fan with white LED lighting, which is found in the front of the case. While this is true, we also found a black 120mm fan at the back, but this time there are no LEDs. We also know that this chassis has room in the front for thin radiators, and the top has room for a pair of fans, and can also support thin radiators. The back of the chassis can only support 120mm fans and radiators, but there is no reason not to use this area to its fullest potential either.
The AZZA Titian 240's biggest selling point would have to be the price. The MSRP for this chassis was set by AZZA at $69.99, but looking around, we can see that did not last long. Amazon is currently selling the Titan 240 for $59.99 and is free to ship for Prime members. Newegg is taking the price a touch lower though. It is there where we see a $59.99 initial listing, but there is also a $15 rebate offer going on too. If everything pans out with the deal from Newegg, you could obtain the Titan 240 for just $44.99, and that is an astonishing deal to be had for what you get.
Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair H80i GT (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
- Video Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP. Extreme Edition (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SuperSpeed 128GB SSD
- Power Supply: SilverStone SST-ST85F-G (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
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