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AZZA Zen 8100: Conclusion

Let us recap my reasoning and scoring method before diving into my final words.

First, I look at what the company is saying it offers. For example, say the company states the case supports large / long graphics cards or ten quiet fans. In this example, I examine what is advertised versus what is actually offered. Most of this becomes uncovered as I take pictures to document the product. If the company does not stay true to its word, then it loses points because no one ever wants to be sold on false advertisement.

Next, I look at what the product is marketed for and put it into perspective. An example of this could be trying to overclock a CPU in a Mini-ITX case and expecting a low temperature. This would contradict its target market and something I try to catch so it does not affect the score.

The last bit is my own interjection. What could the case offer in its price range, and what do other companies offer. This category may include an extra fan, cable management, different color paint, or support for larger video cards. This list is endless, so let's move on to the conclusion.

Onwards! Alright, it's not often I don't have much on the negative side to say. AZZA has a few minor flaws for an overall decent chassis, one of which is the fans. Having fans with a fixed speed is great for some quiet operations, but it doesn't help with a loaded case, as only so much unwanted hot air can be pushed out. An easy fix for AZZA would be to have them as 3-pin fans instead of being powered by 4-pin Molex cable. Any modern computer has a bunch of fan connectors on the motherboard, so it seems counter productive to force the consumer to use a bulky power connector.

To speed things up, AZZA has a good deal of things going for it. 

 

Pros:

  • Quiet fans
  • Quiet operations
  • Support for large aftermarket CPU coolers (170mm)
  • Support for large, high-end graphics cards (400mm)
  • Tool-less design
  • Good wire managment

Cons:

  • Low RPM fans
  • No 240mm radiator support in front
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  1. AZZA Zen 8100: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. AZZA Zen 8100 Closer Look: The Case
  3. AZZA Zen 8100 Closer Look: Working Components
  4. AZZA Zen 8100: Specifications & Features
  5. AZZA Zen 8100: Setup & Results
  6. AZZA Zen 8100: Conclusion
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