Introduction to the Azza Solano 1000R
This afternoon I heard that wonderful sound, a doorbell ringing to let me know that a package from Azza had arrived. Today was my lucky day, the Azza Solano 1000R was heading for my test bench. I’ve been lucky enough to review several cases, even a couple from Azza, and the one thing I’ve most requested seeing was a painted interior and rear. I know it seems like such a small thing, but for me it shows they are putting out a quality product and they didn’t cut corners to play a market pricing game. After taking a look at the box I was surprised to find they had listened to me and a fully painted interior and rear awaited me, painted in dark red, which is why this case is called the Solano 1000R. As I’ve mentioned before, I realize this comes at an added expense, so let’s see if some well painted parts are worth the extra $$’s.
Azza’s take on the Solano 1000R
The all-new AZZA Solano 1000 gaming case! Its innovative design in so many aspects will satisfy the needs of the extreme computer gamer and power user. The case is designed for maximum thermal management with fans installed everywhere to keep your components cool. A 230mm red LED super fan is mounted on the top for main ventilation. A second 230mm red LED super fan is built-in on the side panel to facilitate CPU cooling. Two additional 140mm red LED fans are installed in the front panel to boost the cooling of the HDD cage. And a 120mm fan is mounted in the back panel vented to the outside. To sum it up for you, a total of 2x230mm fans, 2x140mm fans and 1x120mm fan work synergistically to provide you unprecedented airflow.
This full tower case supports ATX, and Micro ATX motherboards and the thumb screw design allows for easy installation of seven PCI expansion cards without tools. A plethora of drives bays, including up to ten 5.25" and eight 3.5" bays, allow you to grow your system over time. All the bays have a thumb screw design for easy assembly as well.
That's not all! A removable HDD cage can accommodate up to eight HDD's. The two front intake 140 mm fans are especially designed to boost HDD cooling. Moreover, an adjustable PSU support bridge is located in the bottom and you have the option of installing the PSU with the fan facing either up or down, for air intake or exhaust. The pre-drilled fan holes right underneath all but help to eliminate the PSU as one of the heat sources in the case! Furthermore, since cables can be organized behind the pre-drilled motherboard tray, this case comes with a superior cable management system that allows for ameliorated cable routing and improved airflow.
This PC chassis is manufactured with high-quality Japanese steel, solid and sturdy yet not weighty. The interior has a stylish red paint finish. With its high-end features along with the superb exterior design, the AZZA Solano is the ultimate choice for your gaming needs. You can count on impressing your friends at the next LAN party!
If you haven’t heard of Azza, here’s a brief introduction to the company:
Jump started 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’s Mission is simple: Your satisfaction is our success!
Having previously reviewed the Fantom 900 case, I found Azza lived up to these ambitious statements. Let’s see if they can maintain that while delivering a higher end, full priced product, aimed less at the mainstream buyer and more at the hard core elite builder. Let’s take a look at the Azza Solano 1000R.