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AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

  • Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, Audio, Mic Front Ports
  • 10 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the AZZA Solano 1000R

Model

Brand
AZZA
Model
Solano 1000R

Spec

Type
MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX
Color
Black / Red
Case Material
Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
10
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
8
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, Audio, Mic

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Fan In Rear
140mm Fans
2 x 140mm red LED silent fans (19DBA) in front
230mm Fans
1 x 230mm red LED silent fan (24DBA) on top
1 x 230mm red LED silent fan (24DBA) on the side

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.70" x 8.10" x 21.50"

Features

Features
3-speed fan switch control
Bottom-mounted Power Supply
Optimized Cable Management
Easy Assembling
USB & Audio Ports Located on Top

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Samuel N.
  • 8/7/2014 1:53:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case overall

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: Easy to install all my components, easy to use wire management system,

Cons: Too little space between motherboard and case fan, fan lights not as visible as shown

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  • Gavin M.
  • 7/15/2014 3:48:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe red

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: the look of the over all case is impressive. the metel is quite sturdy and is easy to cool. i Put some led lights in the case to give it a flashy look which was a good idea.

Cons: The metel slides on the case bend very easly i made the mistake of setting them on my couch and it slid off and it bent. nothing that i couldnt fix but i would like to know if there is anyway i can buy the side pannels

Other Thoughts: its over all look in impressive

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  • Lynden J.
  • 6/4/2014 9:41:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Case, Great Price, DOA Fan

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: It's big. It also looks really sick. Seems like it has great ventilation and a nice front end console.

Cons: -One of the big was DOA. The LEDs lit up but the fan did not spin. It's really annoying because I don't want to return the whole thing (take out all my components and lose my computer for a few weeks to a month) but I would also like to get a new fan. We will see what happens on the return end and then maybe I'll rate it again.
-It's big.
-While there are huge fans there are no filters for these huge fans. Could be an issue with dust. Additionally, I couldn't find any filters that big! So I went and bought pantyhose.

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 5/27/2014 5:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKinda a pain to cable manage

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: This case has the privilege of holding my first computer build. When I got it, it was bigger than i thought but looked amazing. It does what it is supposed to do; hold the parts, look good, and keep everything cool. The 200mm fans on the side and top keep not only the computer parts cool, but also circulates air in my room, so there is a plus. The inside is all painted red and goes great with my gigabyte a88x-f2a88x. But once you start building it can be a pain.

Cons: The first con comes from the back. There is little room for cable management and is all around a pain. There are no brackets for HDDs or SSDs so either buy ahead or figure something out when it gets there. HDD have no problem but SSDs do. You can Jerry Rig something up with the plastic case that the SSD came in and the special brackets they gave you. Also do not get a heatsink that is 155mm tall. You can sneak in a 154mm heatsink with the top pipes intruding into the fan but not actually hitting the fan blades. Anything bigger just remove the 200mm side fan.

Other Thoughts: I do not think this is a terrible case or anything but you do have to know what you are getting. I do think this should be at a lower price. I recommend getting a case that has ample room both front and back. I do think if you like the look and can get past the limitations, then go for it. If you can't, then look somewhere else.

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  • zachary a.
  • 5/26/2014 7:20:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Case

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: Over all nice case has plenty of room very sturdy and no cooling issues. except a DOA top fan taking off 2 eggs for that since a new one cost $20+.

Cons: TOP FAN CAME DOA, used a meter and all leads are getting power guess its a bad motor to bad its a $24 replacement for a fan that dosen't even have a speed control.

Other Thoughts: someone mentions there is no room to mount a radiator this is not true i have a dual 120mm radiator mounted on top and its working perfect love the case despite have a lack of Quality control on there components.

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  • Robert F.
  • 5/19/2014 2:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: Great case with a lot of room. The fans are big and well placed for great air circulation.

Cons: Because the side fan is so big the side panel would not close with my Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler mounted. The power cables to my graphics cards were also in the way.

Other Thoughts: The 2 cons were really on me for not doing enough research (there are other reviews that mention the same issues) so i still rate the case 5 eggs.

AZZA Solano 1000R Full ATX Case
2x EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 760 in SLI
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler with 120mm fan
Corsair HX850 ATX12V 2.3 850W Power Supply
Crucial Ballistix Sport 1x8GB 240pin DDR3
Samsung 840EVO 120GB Internal SSD
Western Digital Black Series 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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  • David K.
  • 4/3/2014 10:15:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: Nice colors.
Seems roomy sorda.
Love the big fans if you can use them all.
Seems light for carrying.

Cons: It looks roomy like everyone else says, till you start putting everything in it. This is my friend's build that I worked on. I have a CM Storm Stryker and it seems to have much much more room compared to this one. Case didn't come with a manual. Cables from the front are not solid colors their the bright ugly ones. Most case companies will at least put the cheap black type of coating on it. Other than that, it was pretty over all. However the biggest Con for this case is.

DOES NOT WORK WITH Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. The side fan will hit up against the CPU Cooler. So if your using the Hyper 212, do not get this case unless you get a different CPU Cooler.

Also didn't come with SSD bracket to hold the SSD in.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2014 1:22:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot very well designed

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: - Holds all of my hardware
- Large (see cons)
- Good out-of-the-box cooling (see cons)
- Lots of screws included
- Very solid build quality

Cons: - Large amount of space is not well utilized
- Side fan was ridiculously loud, had to be removed
- Poor support for liquid cooling
- Cable management space is very small
- No rubber grommets
- Poorly designed hard drive cages/front intake
- Very little support for 2.5" drives
- No cut outs underneath the motherboard
- front panel cables too short
- Heavy, though this is a result of its build quality

Other Thoughts: I purchased this case for my first build. At that time it seemed like a good choice. Months later, however, I'm not at all impressed.

This case is very large. To me, this would normally be a good thing as it would have plenty of space for a whole lot of hardware. In this case, though, the space is difficult to fill. The top intake fan cannot be swapped for something like two 120mm fans and a radiator, which there is plenty of room for. Similarly, there is no way to mount a radiator at the front either. The fans are mounted directly on the hard drive cages. This means that if you want to remove one or both of the cages to make space for something else (like a radiator), you'll be left with nothing but empty space as there is no other way to mount anything there without modification. Even if there had been a better mounting solution for the fans, removing the hard drive cages leaves you with no other place to mount storage. Now that we're seeing many other ways of mounting drives in newer cases, this is a big problem.

While there is too much space in some areas, there is also too little space in others. With the side fan installed, there is not much space for tall CPU heatsinks and you may find it difficult to fit in a larger graphics card as well. Behind the motherboard there is very little space for cable routing. I couldn't even get the side panel to attach properly with all of cables going where they need to be. If you need to use cable extensions (which is likely due to the height of the case, the 8 pin power connector is difficult to reach), have a lot of hardware with a lot of cables to run, or have a power supply with very thick cables, you may find difficulty closing the panel properly with impeccable cable routing.

Additionally, the stock cables are just too short. The front panel audio connector barely got to the port on my motherboard. Also, without cut outs underneath the motherboard tray, the cables caused the system to look less elegant.

The side fan was too loud for me to use. I'm not sure what the reason for this is as the top fan is identical but is very quiet. I don't know whether it was a problem with my power supply, molex connector, or the fan itself. I wouldn't take off points from the case for this issue due to my uncertainty on its roots, but it's something worth noting.

All of this said, I was very impressed by the build quality. The case is almost entirely built of steel, with the exceptions being the top panel, front panel, and drive cages. However, all of that heavy steel results in an overall heavy case. If that's an issue for you, you'll definitely want to look elsewhere.

Conclusion: I would not recommend this case. There are many newer cases coming onto the market within the same price point with much more impressive features and designs. With the enclosure industry moving very quickly, this case has simply become obsolete against its newer counterparts.

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  • Brandon W.
  • 3/3/2014 9:04:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: The fact that it comes with more screws than you might actually need is one thing. The other is that the case is designed to help contain all the wires. Both side panels are easily removed with thumb screws. Its an easy case to handle. It has quiet fans that supply ample cooling for the whole case. You definitely dont have to worry about your HDDS getting hot thats for sure. All around a very good case for the money.

Cons: The only cons i see are the plastic fins that act as a grill for the top fan. They havnt broken yet. But they might if you put too much pressure on it. Though that can be expected with just about everyting.

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  • Rena S.
  • 2/27/2014 8:00:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

Pros: It has good ventilation, fan life and been good.

Cons: Metal, if they had gone with a thicker gauge on the metal I believe it would have helped this case a lot or opted to put something in to help stiffen the side panels since they can be a pain to line up sometimes when putting them back on.

Other Thoughts: Nice looking case but I think there are better options.

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