Closer Look: AZZA XT1 Interior
Removing the front panel requires the removal of the top panel. To do this, use something to pull out the two red caps. These can be easily removed by using a pocket knife or something similar. Once you have these two caps removed, there is one standard screw below each of them. Use a four-head screw driver to remove the screw and you can remove the top panel by sliding it towards the front of the case. Once the top is removed, the front panel can also be easily removed.
Now that we have the front panel removed, this is how the AZZA XT1 case looks like. At the top we can see the four 5.25 inch expansion drive bays. These are also tool less whereas you can remove a mounting bracket, slide in a DVD or Bluray drive and use the mounting bracket to secure it. Below you can see the large 140mm red LED fan that is used to intake cool air from the front of the case to the inside. This fan can be easily removed by screwing off the four screws. Then at the very bottom is where you will find the hot-swappable drive bay for external storage.
Looking directly into the interior of the AZZA XT1 case, you will notice a very large CPU cutout on the motherboard tray. This cutout is large enough to remove a CPU cooler without the removal of the entire motherboard. There are also many other cutouts for cable management as well as a small cutout for the power supply cables. Coming to the top right of the case, there we can see the tool less mounting brackets for 5.25 inch expansion drive slots. At the bottom of the 5.25 inch drive bays are six 3.5 inch drive bays for hard drives and SSD’s. These are also tool less. What you do is pull out one of the hard drive caddies, insert a hard drive, and place the hard drive caddie with your hard drive installed back to where it was and connect the wires to the hard drive from the other side of the case. This will improve the looks of cable management and also improve airflow efficiency.
At the very bottom of the case, you can also mount a 120mm fan that can intake air. There is no fan preinstalled here, but you have this option to install a fan for better temperatures on the graphics card. Installing a 120mm fan here will not interfere with the wires coming out of the circuit board for the hot-swappable bay.
Here is that large 230mm red LED top fan that I have been dying to talk about. Having this large fan will ensure quieter and better cooling to the case overall. To access this fan, you must remove the top panel, which I had already explained how to at the very beginning of this page. This top 230mm fan also has a built in fan controller at the back of the case. It allows you to run the fan at low, medium, and high speeds so adjust the speed of this fan according to your noise preference and temperatures in the case. You can also remove this fan and install a 2 x 120mm radiator.
With all of these features and specifications explained, allow me to build a system with the AZZA XT1 case and see how it goes from here.