AZZA Genesis 9000W ReviewWaco - August 9, 2012
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The AZZA Genesis 9000 is not without its flaws. The fans on full speed are quite loud and the requirement to remove a fan to install a front-mounted PSU is annoying. The hot-swap bays are of dubious usefulness since they require you to remove the side panel to use. The slight paint mismatch between the metal and plastic parts of the case is also a bit disappointing. The styling, straight out of Tron, is definitely going to be a "love it or hate it" type of affair. Personally I think it looks good, but not something I'd want sitting next to my computer desk. It will definitely turn heads at a LAN party with its stark white finish and blue lighting (or, if you so choose, black finish with red lighting).
However, even though it has its faults, this is still one heck of a case. The large size allows for easy installation of nearly any hardware you can buy. The removable motherboard tray is well designed, easy to use, and allows for orienting the board whichever way you desire. The cooling, though a bit loud, is top-notch in almost every category and will definitely keep your hardware cool even under the most intense stress. There aren't many cases on the market with this kind of cooling delivered from the factory nor many that can house 480mm radiators without any modification at all. With a competitive price and outrageous styling the AZZA Genesis 9000 is definitely worth your consideration.
- Great cooling performance
- Reverse-ATX design is novel and works well
- Removable motherboard tray
- VGA support brackets that actually work!
- Styling very "loud"
- Stock fans loud at full speed
- Paint color matching only so-so
- Hot-swap bays require side panel removal