A Closer Look - Outside
At first glance the distinct edges of the case may drive your eyes away, but the unique side windows and top draw your gaze in. While the front is not minimalistic it does offer smooth transitions from top to bottom.
Looking straight on the case appears oblong due to the massive dual 240 mm side intake fans. Below the front 5.25" bays is a hinged door that hides the hard drive slots. A widened panel on the other side allows for nearly an inch, in some places, for cable management. All the 5.25" bay covers have fan filter material integrated into the design, a very nice option to see included.
The full side views present a portion of the unique cooling solution Azza has implemented. The main chassis panel houses two 240 mm blue led fans and two nicely angled windows. While the opposite chassis panel holds a single slim 120 mm exhaust fan; this is an outstanding first in chassis design.
The bottom front of the case has a hinged door that holds two 120 mm blue led fans. The fans bring cool air directly across all the hard drive bays. Also a nice touch to the fans were individual and removable fan filters. At the top of the front are the standard power buttons, hard drive indicator lights, and connectivity. A USB 3.0 slot does make the design along with an eSATA port.
The rear is vented at the top with a single hole for watercooling or cable routing. The two switches below that are rather misleading. While appearing like standard three port sliding switches that may change a fan's operational level (low-medium-high) they are oversimplified on/off switches. The included 120 mm exhaust fan appears in its standard placement. The lower end of the rear provides the unique power supply mounting plate, nicely vented PCI slot covers, and two watercooling holes again vented to maximize case airflow.
The top and bottom are both designed very well. The top includes a nice plastic venting structure to direct the outward flowing hot air expelled by two massive 240 mm fans. These two fans are controlled by the switches on the backside of the case. The bottom of the case includes two 120 mm dust covers. Both are easily accessible and very convenient.