Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower PC Case ReviewWed, Oct 20, 2010 - 12:00 AM
The front of the Azza Hurrican 2000 isn’t a bad sight at all really. You have the vent area, and above that there are the four bay areas you can place disc drives or even the floppy drive adapter if you choose to do so. Each of the four bay covers has a dust filter behind it to reduce the amount of dust that would otherwise creep into the case. AS you can see on the top cover, pressing the side levers will release the covers easily.
The bottom vent panel swings open to reveal not only the hard drive area (which happens to be hot swappable, by the way), but also the front intake fans that also employ dust filters. A nice thing about the front panel door is that there are two magnets that hold it shut.
On the left side of the Hurrican 2000 we have two small windows that give a peek inside the case, and next to those are two nice sized 230mm intake fans. I do like how Azza indented the panel outward so the fans don’t take up any real estate inside the case.
On the other side, the most notable thing we see if the inclusion of a 120mm fan. Right now at the moment, I’m not privy on if it’s an intake or an exhaust fan, but we’ll soon find out. Regardless, it’s an interesting feature that hopefully helps cool the CPU at least a tiny bit. Other than that, there’s not much to report on, but this side panel is also indented outward so that should help on cable management.
Onward to the rear side. Here we have seven expansion slots, which I have to admit, is a bit shiesty for full towers these days. No TRI-SLI with dual slotted GPU’s if you use a motherboard that has a pci-e layout like the Asus Rampage II Extreme. Next to the expansion slots are two inlet/outlet holes for a water cooling set up, and below those lies the power supply mount area. Up top we have another hole for a possible tube or whatever else you can think of. Finally, we have two fan control switches for the upper 230mm fans: Low, High and Off. Just a quick observation, look at how far out the left side panel (right side in this image) is!
On top, there isn’t much to see visually other than the vents, but underneath them reside two 230mm exhaust fans.
Also on top reside the power button and the front panel ports: two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, HD Audio, Mic, and finally an external Sata (e-Sata) port.
The top panel doesn’t exactly pop off. It is held on by two screws on the back (that I can find) and are covered by rubber plugs. It’s nice that the plugs match the case design although it can be easy to miss them at first.
Here on the bottom there is actually a little bit of excitement compared to other cases. There are the case feet and dust filters…REMOVABLE dust filters I may add. A lot of cases I’ve seen and reviewed have filters but they were implemented inside the case — not these. A welcome sight for my eyes.