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[OCN Labs] Azza Taurus 5000 Black by Duality92

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I want to start off saying a big thanks to Azza for sending me this case for review.

Product Specifications



Packaging





The case is packaged inside a brown cardboard box that details the product inside. Styrofoam protects the case itself from damage inside and a plastic bag keeps dust away. Static cling plastic is used to cover all glossy parts and the acrylic window.

Exterior




The exterior of the case, once you've removed the cling wrap, shows its true colors. It's a black case with glossy plastic parts, it brings a different feel to that standard matte case. Appart from what, the layout is very basic and standard.

Back





The case has flexibility as far as the PSU goes, it can be oriented in both directions. It also has 8 expansion slots, making quad SLI or quadfire a possiblity. Moving up, we see the 120mm fan slot, no possibility for a 140mm fan.

Interior








The case has removable hard drive cages, but the 5.25" bay is fixed with rivets. The passthrough for the 8-pin EPS is done differently by leaving the CPU cutout larger at the top. The power supply sits on anti-vibration rails and the bottom has room for a 120mm fan.

Exterior




The glossy exterior features 4 USB ports, two 2.0 and two 3.0 along with HD Audio.

Back of the case





The back of the case has hook and loop straps (velcro) for managing cables. It also has passthroughs for all major cables, but no room 2.5" drives, which I consider a big downside.

Fan mounting




Good fan options though, three at the top, two at the front, one on the back and on the bottom. Five included fans in this case make it a great purchase.

5.25" Support




The case can support up to three 5.25" single devices.

Cable management and GPU





The case has room for almost 12 inch GPUs. As far as cable management goes, there's about 1 inch for parts of the back, while some other parts have about 3/4 inch, which is still decent.

Conclusion

Considering the price tag of $99.99 I consider it a bit steep for the overall quality of the case. It still is a good option if you intend to store a big system. At 79.99, it would've been a much better deal. I give this case a 4 out of 5 flames.


post #2 of 5
This case looks like something Raidmax would make back in 2005.
post #3 of 5
Not really very impressive looking. Looks really plasticy like the old Xion cases. Too bad since I love my Solano 100 Full tower....its built like a tank.
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Crossover Q27 Cougar Attack X3 SeaSonic M12II 620W  AzzA Solano 1000 Full Tower 
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Originally Posted by Megaman_90 View Post

Not really very impressive looking. Looks really plasticy like the old Xion cases. Too bad since I love my Solano 100 Full tower....its built like a tank.

Honestly for the price, I was expecting less plastic, but if it was matte outside instead of gloss, it'd feel closer to it's MSRP.
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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

This case looks like something Raidmax would make back in 2005.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The ginormous molded plastic faceplate certainly resembles a RaidMax faceplate. And really, do we need 5.25 bays? Let alone 3 of them? blinksmiley.gif

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF 932 Logitech g9x COOLER MASTER Weapon of Choice: M4 Duramesh Pad Logitech X-240 2.1 speakers 
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