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?
Inside The Genesis 9000
Because larger side panels have more flex, and because a builder’s hands don’t magically grow larger in response the size of a task (Ed.: Unless you're Inspector Gadget), sliding tabs along the top and bottom edge don't make assembling a full-tower system any easier. Knowing this, Azza removed those latches and firmed up the sides with boxed edges up top and on the bottom. Now, you only need to hook the front edge before closing the system. And the lack of extra slide tabs also simplifies removing the panel.
Nine 5.25” bays sit above a front-panel power supply mount that utilizes the screwed-on lower cover and power cord socket mentioned on the previous page. Behind the front-mounted power supply bay, two bottom-mounted 140 mm intake fans are covered with snap-away plastic guards.
Two of the Genesis 9000’s drive bays are fitted with backplane connectors, which work with any of the five adapter trays.
Two 230 mm fans exhaust heat from the top of Azza’s Genesis 9000.
The Genesis 9000 has plenty of space behind the motherboard tray for cables, and the best part might be that the tray is invertible.
Builders who want their CPU above the graphics card can also swap side panels to put the window on the left side, rather than the factory-configured right-facing orientation.
- 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?