AZZA ‘Z’ CSAZ-103 Mini-ITX Case Review
By Meng Vang
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by AZZA.
Building a gaming computer with a small computer case is known to be a challenge for some PC gamers. It is hard to find the right case that can properly house high end components while at the same time maintaining proper airflow in such a small form factor. Luckily, AZZA has released their new CSAZ-103 mini-ITX case, also known as the “Z”. The AZZA Z is capable of housing graphics cards up to 11 inches, a regular PS2 ATX power supply unit, two 120mm water cooling radiators, and much more. Finishing it off is a black and green exterior with bright green power LED’s and a green 120mm side fan. In such a small form factor case, the AZZA Z can also be used for building a Steambox or for building a generic media center PC. Using the provided vertical stand that comes in the box, the AZZA Z stands vertically just like a normal desktop computer to save desk space for your other personal equipment.
Although it may not be suitable for housing a full-fledged custom water cooling system or multi-GPU configurations, the AZZA Z still provides flexible expand abilities for large graphics cards and two 120mm radiators for water cooling. Most users with a basic system will find themselves very satisfied with this case, but just remember that using a tall CPU cooler is not ideal as the Z only supports CPU coolers of up to 100mm tall. Let’s go over the features and specifications AZZA has to offer about the CSAZ-103 mini-ITX case.
Features & Specifications
|Type||Mini-ITX Gaming Case|
|Side Panel Window||Yes|
|With Power Supply||No|
|Motherboard Compatibility||Mini ITX|
|Power Location||Front Bottom|
|External 5.25″ Drive Bay||1|
|External 3.5″ Drive Bays||2|
|Front Ports||1x USB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0, HD Audio|
|120mm Fan||1x120mm LED fan on side|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||13.5″x4.4″x17.3″ (342mmx112mmx440mm HxWxD)|
|Exceptional Cooling System||1x120mm LED fan on the side, intake the cool air in.|
|Support ATX power supply||Support Regular ATX power supply. No need to use
special kind TFX or 1U power supply.
|Maximum Capacity water cooler||Support up to 2x120mm water cooling radiators.|
|Support longest VGA card||Accommodate VGA card up to 11″|
|USB 3.0 Ready||1xUSB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0|
|Easy install CPU cooler||A cut-off hole is prepared for installing CPU cooler with
ease, eliminating the need for prior removal of the