Legit Case Reviews
Azza Solano 1000 ATX Full Tower PC Case Review
|Date:||Tue, Aug 18, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Ok, I’ll say it since I know the enthusiasts are thinking it: at first glance the Salono 1000 looks a lot like an Antec Nine Hundred clone. Maybe, but they have changed it up a bit -- fans for one. Top 230mm exhaust, side 230mm intake, two front 140mm intake, and one rear 120mm exhaust fan. That’s a lot of large fans in this size of case.
The whole front of the case is mesh, and split into ten 5.25” bays. Each bay has its own removable cover, even the one with the Azza badge.
The top of the case is louvered instead of mesh, the louvers point to the back of the case. There is also a small recess of sorts, handy for screws or loose change. At the very front we have the front I/O ports and the power and reset switches. The power switch is blue LED back lit when the system is powered on.
Moving around to the left side panel we can see the side 230mm intake fan and the side window. The side fan has a mesh grill but no filter.
On the back there are several vents; even the expansion slot covers are slotted.
Above the rear exhaust fan is a switch that controls the fan speed of the top 230mm fan.
Just to the side of the expansion slots are two water cooling tube pass through grommets.
At the bottom we can see the PSU mounting area.
I almost forgot the bottom. The bottom has two mesh grills, one lining up with the PSU area and the other for an optional 120mm fan.
The case feet are nice and tall to hold the case up off carpet so the vents are not blocked. Each foot is located in the corner of the case and has two rubber inserts that help keep it from sliding around.
Next Page - Moving Inside
Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - External Impressions
Page 3 - Moving Inside
Page 4 - Installing Parts and Final Thoughts