Legit Case Reviews
AZZA Toledo 301 ATX Mid Tower Case Review
|Product:||AZZA Toledo 301 ATX Mid Tower CSAZ-301|
|Date:||Tue, Jun 21, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Charles McGraw -|
Toledo 301 Interior Impressions
Opening up the case, it first greets you with the accessories package. A bag of screws, case speaker, some extra screws and white washers (which the manual does not say what these are for) and 5 reusable cable straps. Personally, those cable straps are my favorite as they work in almost all cases and unlike normal zip ties, can be reused or re-purposed as much as you want. Azza's user manual was surprisingly detailed, though it did not tell me what the white washers were for.
Opening up the case reveals the inside which is rather spacious looking for a budget case. The cable holes are nice and wide. The CPU Backplate cutout looks a little bit short, though. Unfortunately, this case is missing a hole to route the CPU Power connector. The cables also, unfortunately, come in a rainbow array of colors and the fans use permanently attached molex connectors for power (so no connecting to a fan controller.)
When working inside the case I also happened to notice some paint imperfections. While this is not a deal breaker, I've seen a better job done in the past on budget cases and it doesn't really give me the idea, as a system builder, that this is a case I want to reuse in the future.
Space to route cables in this case is also very slim; it relies heavily on the extruded side panel as the biggest space is behind the Hard Drive rack which is only 3/4 of an inch wide.
Next Page - Internal Impressions (Continued)
Page 1 - Introduction - AZZA Toledo 301 ATX Mid Tower
Page 2 - Unboxing the AZZA Toledo 301
Page 3 - Toledo 301 Exterior Impressions
Page 4 - Exterior Impressions (Continued)
Page 5 - Toledo 301 Interior Impressions
Page 6 - Internal Impressions (Continued)
Page 7 - Building in the Toledo 301
Page 8 - Testing the Included Fans
Page 9 - Conclusion & Final Thoughts