AZZA Genesis 9000W ReviewWaco - August 9, 2012
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Are you in the market for a new computer case? Do you want to keep your components cool? If the answer to either of those questions is a yes – keep reading. Today I'll be taking a look at a new offering from AZZA, the Genesis 9000. AZZA has been around for quite a while (since 1996) but in 2009 it spun off into a standalone company that focuses on uncompromising performance, functionality, and value. One thing I did not know about AZZA is that it donates a minimum of 50% of the net profit to the One Vision, One Mission program, which is a part of the World Vision charity. This program is dedicated to sponsoring underprivileged children who are in need of help, nourishment, and education. So, should you decide to keep your component cool with an AZZA case, you can also feel good about the fact that you're helping those in need.
The AZZA Genesis 9000 is a full tower case with an imposing stance and a more imposing feature list. One of the key features is that you can mount your motherboard in the traditional ATX fashion as well as the cooler-running reverse ATX style. With seven fans included stock, a front-mounted PSU mount, and the unusual cooling setup this case should be rather interesting! Keep reading to find out just what this case has in store.
Before talking about what the box for the AZZA Genesis 9000 looks like let me just say this: it's heavy. It's also huge; there's no mistaking that this is clearly a full-tower case and not the more common mid-tower form factor. Thankfully AZZA has included hand-holds on each side of the box to make it easier to lug around before unpacking. The box itself is extremely colorful and boasts loudly about the various included features and specifications. The front side shows a nice front view of the case itself both in the black/red and white/blue color combinations. Spinning around to the side reveals a very long specification list that is also mirrored on the other side of the box. The back side of the box shows an exploded view of the white version of the Genesis 9000 with key features highlighted quite clearly. I'm not usually a fan of overly colorful (and expensive) packaging on cases, but this box is sure to catch people's attention if they see it in a retail store and it gives a good representation of the actual chassis itself.
Slicing away the tape on the top of the box reveals the case hidden below hard packaging foam and a plastic bag to protect it from dust and dirt in shipping. The front of the case stares upward at you when you open the box just screaming to be let out. Granted, pulling a case this size out of the box isn't as easy as a smaller case, but it slid out just fine. The foam packaging was actually crumbled a bit (look to the bottom right of the second photo) when I removed it from the box but considering the terrors my local delivery men tend to incur on packages this isn't surprising. Soft foam would have held together better but the case arrived without damage, even if the packaging didn't. Move on to the next page to see what this behemoth looks like out of its shipping clothing!