A Detailed Look at the Outside and Inside
Here is the AVZ out of the packaging and extra wrapping. It’s an absolutely gorgeous open air case that can be used as a test bench or as a showcase at conventions or other technology events. It’s designed to showcase the motherboard, video cards, and any cooling solutions you want to use. Case Appeals can match any color scheme or theme, and we chose a red and yellow/orange theme for our particular case.
The lower section of the case houses all the optical drives, hard drives, and power supply. They even included a red cable cover between the drive bays so you won’t focus your attention on the power and data cables. They also added some holes to the lower acrylic base so you could route cables and organize them.
The motherboard tray swivels so you can access the components underneath, but it also has holes for routing cables and making a clean design that will really make your hardware pop. They included two 120mm fans that actually have blue LEDs (wish they were red, but oh well). There is also raised motherboard standoffs to allow for cable management under the motherboard.
They created a unique bracket to mount all your PCI and PCI-E add-on cards. The bracket is very flexible and includes seven thumbscrews to secure your add-on cards.
Here’s a close-up shot of one of the 120mm fans. They added a unique sticker with their company logo over the fan. You can also see what the power and reset buttons look like in this photo.
Here’s another up close and personal look at the raised motherboard standoffs and the motherboard is sandwiched between two rubber/steel washers for added anti-shock and anti-conductive properties.
Each side panel has high quality graphics that can be customized to the customer’s specific preferences. The graphics are mounted onto a piece of clear acrylic and mounted to the chassis using five screws. Case Appeals also uses screw caps to make sure the entire design is clean and professional.
Here’s a quick shot of the back side of the AVZ case. Don’t mind the cracked acrylic base (we got it replaced). There’s more than enough room to add elaborate water cooling systems and even a second power supply if you need one. This case seems to have tons of empty real estate that should get modder’s and other enthusiasts thinking of how to utilize this extra space.
The power supply mounts to this piece of red acrylic. There are also soft pads on the bottom of this acrylic to ensure the power supply doesn’t scratch the acrylic and also to help reduce vibrations and noise.
Here’s the custom graphic we had created for the top panel of our custom AVZ case. It turned out so much better than I thought and we were very happy with the quality and resolution of the graphic itself. This top panel mounts to the chassis using four included screws.
They also threw in an SSD bracket to mount a 2.5″ device. This is a nice touch and something that will be more standard in the future when SSDs come down in price a bit.
Here’s the entire custom AVZ case with the top panel mounted. I only need one word to describe this case – awesome!