AZZA Fusion 3000 Tower Case
(4.0 star rating)
Today we'll take a close look at the recently released Azza Fusion 3000, which is the smaller sibling to the Azza Fusion 4000. We've reviewed a number of Azza cases in the past – the Toledo 301 , the Hurrican 2000 and the Helios 910R to name a few – and have been pretty impressed with the style and functionality of AZZA cases.
It is a bit of a misnomer, however, to refer to the Fusion 3000 as a “smaller sibling” considering the daunting size of this 10 slot full tower computer case. It fits up to an Ultra ATX motherboard with plenty of room for the long, over-sized graphics cards. The case is designed for easy swapping of hard drives along with several cooling features and ample room inside. Let's see how it stacks up to the competition.
The Fusion 3000 is a full tower case with plenty of room for even oversized graphics cards and CPU coolers along with great air flow due to large front and rear fans. The case includes plenty of expansion slots along with 2 USB 3.0 front panel ports that connect to your motherboard using a single connector.
The front panel includes the audio connections, the power and reset buttons, three USB connections with a single 2.0 USB and two 3.0 USB connections. The drives are accessed under the front cover door which swings open that has the two 120mm fans in them with blue LED’s to spruce up the case.
The case can hold ATX, XL-ATX, E-ATX and micro ATX motherboards and is especially designed to hold up to 10 hard drives with 4 expansion slots for 2.5 inch and six for 3.5 inch drives. The case can also hold a 120mm or 360mm radiator for water cooling above the motherboard as well as plenty of spaces for additional fans on top, the sides and bottom of the case.
|Front View||What's in the Box|
- Model Name Fusion: 3000
- Model Number: CSAZ-3000
- Type: ATX Full Tower
- Color: Black/Black (inside chassis)
- Material: SECC
- Side Panel Window: Yes
- With Power Supply: No
- CPU Cooler Compatibility: up to 190mm
- Motherboard Compatibility: XL-ATX,E-ATX, Full ATX, Micro ATX,
- Power Supply Locations: rear bottom
- External 5.25" Drive Bays: 4
- External 3.5" Drive Bays: 4x Easy Swap 2.5" slots
- Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 2 Easy Swap 3.5" HDD Slot 6x Easy Swap 3.5" slots
- Expansion Slots: 10
- Front Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, HD audio, Mic
- Cooling System: 140mm Fan 1x140mm fan (27.2dBA) in the rear 120mm Fan 2x120mm blue LED fans in the front
- Physical Spec Dimensions: (HxWxD) 25.2"x10.2"x24" (640mmx260mmx610mm)
- Weight: 34 lbs
|Left Side View||Right Side View|
Installation was easy for the larger system coolers I am using in the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler and two Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus VGA coolers. The Noctua CPU cooler is 5 by 5.5 inches and 6 inches tall with only one fan but the case easily accommodates this.
The Accelero XTREME coolers extend to almost 12 inches so room is a main consideration for these oversized coolers but the Azza Fusion 3000 had plenty to spare. There was an extra 2.5 inches between the end of the coolers and the beginning of the hard drive bays so you could get even larger coolers to fit without problems.
The case has plenty of pass through holes from the front to the back and sides so routing cables was very easy and there was plenty of spots to tie them down. The hard drives and optical drives slide in with hard drives using a mounted power distribution card behind them so connecting drives is very easy.
The drives are grouped in sets of two so you only need one Molex power connector for each pair of drives, SATA and power cables connect to a mounted circuit card behind the drives. The drives install easily from the front and can quickly be pulled out and replaced without having to worry about cabling.
|Hard drive bays||Hard drive access|
The right side of the case under the motherboard features a large hole so you can access the motherboard for CPU cooler installation without having to remove the motherboard. The top features closable vents and removes easily so you can install fans or water cooler radiators if your using a water cooling system.
I had no problems installing the system other than a slight worry about the oversized graphics card coolers and wanting to prop them up for support. I used a soft plastic bar to keep the strain off the motherboard connectors for the graphics cards which fit easily into the case.
|Rear View||Movable vents|
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