AZZA Toledo 301 ATX Mid Tower Case ReviewTue, Jun 21, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Toledo 301 Exterior Impressions
The front of the Toledo 301 comes with a “feature” I haven’t seen on cases in a while: an external 3.5″ drive slot is present. No, this isn’t a hot-swap bay. It is still interesting nonetheless, as normally these drive slots are adapted from 5.25″ bays. It’s nice to see, considering 3.5″ Multi-card readers are still sold rather cheaply and are easy to access when placed on the front of a case.
The Toledo 301’s left panel is extruded out to give you more room to hold cables behind the motherboard tray.
Some folks don’t like this as they think it ruins the design of a case; personally, I’m indifferent to it.
The Toledo 301’s right panel has the same design as the left, but this allows the 230mm x 30mm fan to be just about 10mm farther away from everything so it doesn’t mess with CPU coolers and can still be in place to provide plenty of airflow to the GPUs in the case. This side panel also allows you to mount up to 2 x 120mm fans or 2 x 140mm fans.
The Toledo 301’s backside features a rather traditional design except it uses circular venting holes instead of hexagonal shaped ones. This really shouldn’t alter the noise pattern or airflow much, though. Two 1/2″ outer diameter water tubing holes are present on top, and two are on the lower right hand side, next to the GPU area. The power supply is also mounted at the bottom.