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AZZA Hurrican 2000 Review

airman    -   October 18, 2010
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Closer Look:

The AZZA Hurrican 2000 is, well, big. This means that there will be plenty of room for components and airflow, as well as the characteristic of making a bold statement. The case is well-proportioned and has an attractive stance. The front of the case is lined with plastic notches along the side, a polished AZZA logo, three USB ports (one USB 3.0), audio jacks and an eSATA port. The 5.25" device covers are composed of mesh, and the bottom half of the case is vented with plastic ridges. The left side of the case has an extruded area where the two giant 230mm LED fans are located. This extrusion expands the interior volume of the case that would normally be blocked by these intake fans. Next to each fan is a small window, both angled to flow with lines of the case. These side intake fans are vented with plastic slats on top of metal mesh.

The rear of the case shows a 120mm exhaust fan and two fan speed control switches. These switches control the top two exhaust fans, which will be shown next. There is a grommet at the top left of the case, positioned in a group of venting holes.  It can be used to feed the USB3.0 cable through to the rear as well as any other cabling such as for external fans for a radiator. There are two more grommets to the right of the expansion slots for an external water cooling loop. These grommets are capable of accommodating most 1/2" ID tubing. The right side of the case has something I have never seen before, a fan is positioned beneath where the CPU is located. This can help remove the buildup of heat beneath the CPU socket and may help remove excess heat. The side panel itself has a square design stamped into it, adding some dimension to the usually plain right side panels of other cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top of the case features six plastic ridges built into the design that cover the two massive 230mm exhaust fans. As previously mentioned, these are the two fans that are controllable from the rear, at three speeds. The front of the top has a power button in the center, surrounded by the power light, with a small reset button and an equally sized hard drive activity light. The bottom of the Hurrican 2000 has four plastic feet, each with two rubber pads. There are two removable fan filters underneath the case. The power supply is located above the first one, and the other fan filter is beneath a spot for another 120mm fan (not included). I usually provide a look underneath the front bezel with the exterior evaluation, but I will wait to show it with the interior evaluation as the disassembly of the case is slightly involved.

 

With the exterior of the case checked out, my thoughts of this case remain high. I like the look and size of it so far as well as the features it offers, and I am excited to see what I find when I open the case and take a closer look on the next page.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Setup
  6. Conclusion
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