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The AZZA Toledo 301 is a mid-tower case that comes with a “250 mm” fan on its left-side panel and a terrific price tag. Let’s see if it gets our recommendation.
The left-side panel is meshed and comes with a “250 mm” fan installed, which glows blue when turned on. The problem is that, as usual, 250 mm is the distance between the holding screws, not the size of the fan. This fan actually measures 210 mm. It uses a standard peripheral power connector, so it must be installed directly on the power supply. No technical specifications for this fan were provided. Unfortunately, the case doesn’t have an air filter for this fan. You can, if you want, replace this fan with two 120 mm or 140 mm fans.
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The front panel of the AZZA Toledo 301 has four external 5.25” bays and one external 3.5” bay, all using meshed covers with air filters.
The Toledo 301 comes with a 120 mm fan at the bottom of its front panel, also glowing in blue when turned on. It doesn’t feature an air filter, and no technical specifications were provided. It must be connected directly to the power supply, since it uses a standard peripheral power connector.
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The air intake available at the top panel of the Toledo 301 has an interesting design, as you can see in Figure 7. You can install two 120 mm fans on the top panel. Buttons and connectors are located at the front part of the top panel, and this case has only two USB 2.0 ports and the traditional audio jacks.
The bottom panel of the reviewed case has two meshes, one for the power supply fan and another for an optional fan. Unfortunately, these meshes don’t have air filters.
The rear panel and the interior of the AZZA Toledo 301 are painted black. The case comes with one 120 mm fan installed on its rear panel, but no technical specifications about it were provided. It must be installed directly on the power supply, as it comes with a standard peripheral power connector.
The power supply is installed on the bottom part of the case, and the case comes with seven expansion slots featuring vented covers. There are four holes with rubber covers for passing through hoses of liquid cooling solutions.
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Both panels are attached to the chassis using silver thumbscrews, which is great. The motherboard tray has a huge hole for you to access the backplate of the CPU cooler without having to remove the motherboard from the case, several holes for you to route cables behind it, and several metallic clips for you to fasten cables behind the motherboard tray using cable ties.
In Figure 13, you have another overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened to the case using regular screws, but at least they are black. The Toledo 301 supports video cards up to 13.4” (340 mm) long. As mentioned before, it supports two 120 mm fans on its top panel or a radiator of liquid cooling solutions (up to 240 mm).
Note that the power supply can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. The case supports the installation of an optional 80 mm, 120 mm, or 140 mm fan on its bottom panel. Unfortunately, the case doesn’t come with air filters for the power supply fan or for this optional fan.
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The AZZA Toledo 301 has four 5.25” external bays, one external 3.5” bay, and four internal 3.5”/2.5” bays. Instead of using individual installation mechanisms, the 5.25” bays use a single tool-less mechanism that locks or unlocks all bays at the same time. You need to use regular screws to install external 3.5” devices.
All internal 3.5” bays support 2.5” devices, and one of them comes with an adapter, allowing you to install an additional 2.5” device. This way, this case supports four 3.5” hard drivesor five 2.5” devices, which is terrific. Each 3.5” bay is actually a small drawer, featuring tool-less installation mechanisms.
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The main specifications for the AZZA Toledo 301 case include:
- Style: Mid-tower
- Application: ATX and smaller form factors derived from this one
- Material: Zinc-coated steel (SECC) body
- Power supply: Doesn’t come with the product
- Available colors: Black
- Side panel: Meshed
- Dimensions: 19.5 x 9.1 x 20.1 inches (495 x 231 x 510 mm) (H x W x D)
- Net weight: 18 lbs (8 kg)
- Gross weight: 21.5 lbs (9.8 kg)
- Bays: Four external 5.25” bays, one external 3.5” bay, four internal 3.5”/2.5” bays, and an adapter for a fifth internal 2.5” bay
- Expansion slots: Seven
- Maximum video card length: 13.4” (340 mm)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: NA
- Fans: One “250 mm” (210 mm) fan on the left-side panel (glowing blue when turned on), one 120 mm fan on the front panel (glowing blue when turned on), and one 120 mm fan on the rear panel
- Optional fans: Two 120 mm fans on the top panel and one 80 mm, 120 mm, or 140 mm fan on the bottom panel
- More Information: https://azzatek.com
- Average Price in the US*: USD 72.00
* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.
The AZZA Toledo 301 comes with a terrific price tag. The manufacturer, however, had to make some concessions. It is a good case for its price range, but users that like features such as air filters will have to pick a different product.
- Excellent price
- Support for five 2.5” devices
- External 5.25” bays with meshed covers featuring air filters
- Vented slot covers
- A huge hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler
- Holes for routing cables behind the motherboard tray
- Only two USB 2.0 ports and no USB 3.0 ports
- No air filters
- Construction quality is not the same as seen in more expensive products