Page 1:What Does It Take For A Case To Be Elite?
Page 2:Azza Genesis 9000
Page 3:Inside The Genesis 9000
Page 4:Building With The Genesis 9000
Page 5:In Win Tòu
Page 6:Inside The Tòu
Page 7:Building With The Tòu
Page 8:Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
Page 9:Inside The Blackhawk Ultra
Page 10:Building With The Blackhawk Ultra
Page 11:SilverStone Fortress FT04
Page 12:Inside The Fortress FT04
Page 13:Building With The Fortress FT04
Page 14:How We Test Our Four Elite Cases
Page 15:Heat, Noise, And Heat Vs. Noise
Page 16:Which Case Is Elite?
Azza Genesis 9000
Part of Azza’s continuous up-market climb, the Genesis 9000 attempts to bring high-end customers the typical selection of upscale features without deviating too far from the traditional full-tower layout. Five of the nine 5.25” bays are filled with hard drive adapter trays, separate brackets add external 3.5” drive support, and the case even includes a pair of side-mounted fans to assist drive cooling and overall ventilation.
“Front-panel” ports, including two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, eSATA, headphone, and microphone jacks line up across the front edge of the top panel. Power, reset, and fan speed buttons line up behind them. The close proximity can be an issue; during use, I accidently used the power button a couple of times while attempting to alternate fan speeds.
The top panel and a small section of the front panel are secured with extra-long screws. Drive bay covers above this panel unlatch by squeezing the sides.
Around back, we find ten card slots for the XL-ATX-supporting motherboard tray, a handle to aid in motherboard tray removal, an exhaust fan, a pair of coolant line holes for external liquid cooling, and a sheet metal cover over the rear-panel power supply mount.
A power plug socket next to the mount hints at the case’s internal power supply mounting option, while a large rear slot and smaller side slot feed air into a full-length slide-out dust filter.
- What Does It Take For A Case To Be Elite?
- Azza Genesis 9000
- Inside The Genesis 9000
- Building With The Genesis 9000
- In Win Tòu
- Inside The Tòu
- Building With The Tòu
- Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
- Inside The Blackhawk Ultra
- Building With The Blackhawk Ultra
- SilverStone Fortress FT04
- Inside The Fortress FT04
- Building With The Fortress FT04
- How We Test Our Four Elite Cases
- Heat, Noise, And Heat Vs. Noise
- Which Case Is Elite?