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AZZA Hurrican 2000 Review

airman    -   October 18, 2010
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Conclusion:

I am extremely happy with what I have found with the AZZA Hurrican 2000. The case has plenty of room, allows for easy wire management, has an attractive look and a painted interior, includes 8 fans, and is relatively inexpensive to a lot of other comparable cases. The Hurrican 2000 implements a lot of new things that I really like that I haven't found anything on other cases. The top two of these things on my list is the loads of extra space behind the right side panel simply due to the shape of the panel, and the way that the tool-less hard drive trays work (removal/installation). The slim 120mm fan behind the CPU socket is a neat idea, though for a lot of aftermarket coolers this may cause a clearance issue since some can require rather large rear support brackets. The only design that I found that I dislike with this case is the way that the 5.25" bay covers are removed. The design and rigidity is good, but there is not a lot of clearance between the tabs on the sides and the inner wall of the bezel. This makes it difficult to get a finger or two in position to get a grip on them to swing the bay cover outward to release it. A little annoying, but these don't have to be removed often and a flat-head screwdriver can be used to gently apply pressure to the tab while applying force from inside the case on the back of the cover to release its grip.

My first impression of the case judging by pictures alone didn't really spark my excitement for the Hurrican 2000 because the pictures don't do a lot of justice for the case. In the product pictures, the big piece of plastic on the left side panel makes the case look off balance, goofy, and as if it has too much extra plastic. However, in person the look is unique - in a good way. This plastic piece on the side panel that houses the fans removes the potential clearance issues caused by having the fans otherwise inset into the case, as I have experienced with previous cases with large side intake fans that had to be removed in order to accommodate large CPU coolers. I will admit, I expect a certain percentage of people to not like the look of the case, being those that prefer more "concrete" designs. I can speak for this as I used to feel this way about certain cases, but with the AZZA Hurrican 2000, it is not form over function like a lot of others with similar design - but a thoughtful and balanced combination of both.

 

Pros:

  • Great wire management
  • Great airflow, eight included fans
  • Rigid hard drive trays, four are hot-swappable
  • Price very competitive towards other comparable cases
  • USB 3.0 support

 

Cons:

  • Looks may not be for everyone
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  5. Testing & Setup
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