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Azza Z mITX Case Review

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Posted October 3, 2014 by Mike in Cases & PSU

Overview

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Release Date: Currently Available
 
Price at time of Review: $59.99 at Newegg (with $20 rebate)
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Unique form factor, ample room for graphics cards, tons of potential for modding, water cooling support, advanced system builders will have fun building in it
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Slight rigidity issues, useless CPU cutout, no cable management, not novice-friendly
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Despite the negatives here, the Azza Z is really quite a unique case that has so much potential for such a slim form factor and is budget friendly without sacrificing too much in the way of features and functionality.
by Mike
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Introduction

ITX style cases never cease to amaze me. Just when you think there can’t possibly be a better/different way to house and organize your hardware, along comes another case to once again challenge your thinking on how these form factors can be laid out. This is especially important for those of you who, like myself, enjoy a bit of tasteful case modding from time to time to really make the rig stand out as being uniquely your own. It can also be just as important to those who simply require a specific shape/size to accommodate their usage scenario.

 

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Azza, always one to bring us somewhat “outlandishly” designed cases, is now offering up their first mITX case: the Z. Somewhat conservatively designed in comparison to their other offerings and providing a unique layout that accommodates both water cooling radiators and a slim profile, can this case really offer an enthusiast what they need out of their next small form factor (SFF) build? I was bound and determined to find out, so I tried to cover pretty much all of the bases here. Now, let’s dig in!

 

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www.azzatek.com

AZZA’s Mission is simple: You satisfaction is our success!
Jumpstarted with the Vision to build a premier corporate company that consistently exceeds the managed expectations of our customers, team members and partners, AZZA is driven by the Mission to provide the highest quality products of unmatched value, along with exemplary customer support. We do this via the efforts of a highly dedicated, professional, productive and experienced workforce who shares a commitment to the long-term growth and success of the company.
AZZA is committed to a strategy developed under three core business philosophies: Innovation, Performance and Growth. The Company maintains an active product development program. It works to ensure that its technology enhances the efficiency of its products, its aesthetics graces the décor of the room, and its quality exceeds the expectation of the consumers.
Founded in 1996, AZZA launched its business as a motherboard manufacturer for the PC industry. The Company was one of the top ten leading suppliers globally in the 90’s. Jumpstarted in 2004 with the technology to build PC cases, AZZA expanded its business scope into the gaming industry and manufactured various OEM products including computer cases and power supplies for XION. In 2009, the Company restructured to establish its own label and began distributing products under AZZA’s very own trademark. Gaming needs is at the heart of its offering. For every product designed and developed, AZZA goes to its consumer for inspirations and ideas. When a product reaches the production phase, the manufacturing process meticulously tests every product at each stage of the assembly, and involves a detailed final inspection before the product is packaged and ready for distribution. From the early phase of design and development to the final phase of quality control, AZZA makes no compromise to performance, functionality and value. Our company now provides a growing and successful range of products to meet the demands of the gaming market. Since the launch of its very first case Solano 1000, AZZA is known for the quality, innovation and value of its product offering. Our products have since received numerous awards from reputable Reviews sites. Our long-term business collaborators include Cyberpower and iBuypower. We are proud that nearly every one of the AZZA products is being used in several of their popular system builds.
AZZA also has a mission to give back to the community. The Company gladly donates a minimum of 50% of its net profit to the charity program One Vision, One Mission, which is currently in collaboration with World Vision, sponsoring under-privileged children who are in need of help, nourishment, and education. When a consumer purchases the AZZA product, he/she takes part in the One Vision, One Mission program for the needy.
Growth is very much at the heart of AZZA’s Company value. While we stay focused and continue to develop and improve upon our existing lines of products of computer cases and power supplies, we are expanding our business scope to other lines of products including electronic accessories and thermal solutions. AZZA strives to be consumer focused, cost effective and state-of-the-art. We measure our success one consumer’s satisfaction at a time, and would not have it any other way.
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2 Comments


  1.  
    Jake Myers

    Thank you very much for doing this review. I have been planning a build (2 actually, 1 for each of my kids) using this case and all the questions roaming in my head that I thought I would need to wait until I had it in hand to try and figure out were answered by your review. I feel much more prepared to build a couple of PCs that will have smiles on my kids’ faces for weeks if not months.
    I did have one question, though, since I’m a noob to modding. On page 4 you mention it being simple to replace the power LEDs but I’m not very familiar with LED types and specs. Could you possibly link to an example of a suitable replacement LED for changing the color of the front panel light? I’m looking forward to making my daughter’s version her favorite color of blue. 🙂 My son loves the green so his won’t need as much modding.
    I am, however, considering a (possibly) crazy setup for adding bottom intake fans and perhaps even a top exhaust fan for radical air flow. …but we’ll see how that turns out after they’re built. 😉
    Thanks again for all the great info in this review, and the pics were incredibly helpful and showed everything I wished I could see before actually buying it.




    •  
      Sandy Bruce

      We are pleased to hear Vinny’s review of this case was helpful for you. I just finished building two systems for my girls birthdays. Here and Here They love their systems and are now kicking but online.

      For your questions regarding the case/LED mod, you may want to join the forum. There are a lot of great people there. Very helpful and intelligent. No question is a bad question. All will be answered in a helpful manner. You can even create a build log for your systems so everyone can follow along the progress. A log will also centralize any questions you may have along the way. Check out some of the other Logs HERE

      I’m Cyberburnout on the forums. hope to see you there.





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