The AZZA Nova 8000 is simply a well-built, versatile chassis that offers a lot of expansion and features that will appeal to PC gamers and enthusiasts. If you’re planning a Multi-GPU system that is going to be watercooled, the AZZA Nova 8000 could prove to be a very compelling option at just $94.99 shipped after a $30 rebate. The AZZA Nova 8000 has a solid, industrial style that leans towards gamer’s with its orange accents, side panel window and LED fan. While the case has aggressive looks, it isn’t over the top in the least. It can definitely fit in on a desktop in a workstation environment by merely removing the LED fans, as the orange color is quite subtle. AZZA preaches the aesthetic function of this case and for the most part, they deliver.
We found issue with the lack of cable routing holes between the motherboard and HDD/SSD area on the rear of the case. It would really help aesthetics to be able to route every cable under the tray and behind the board instead of running cables across the case. This is a minor quibble, but with cases these days offering amazing cable management and with it being so important to end users, every little detail is important. The fan controller not working at slower speeds and causing fans to hum is an issue that AZZA needs to address, as I can see it really annoying some users. The stock fans should work with the stock fan controller that AZZA ships with the case, no excuse.
The ability to handle various motherboards and watercooling equipment is really the strongest card in the Nova 8000’s deck. With solid build quality, expansion potential and ability to build good looking systems with minimal effort due to its dual chamber design, the AZZA Nova 8000 is an easy recommendation. The case is large, so I don’t think it’s a great option for a LAN system, especially at thirty pounds. However, if you are looking for a well-built, good looking case with great design and functionality, the AZZA Nova 8000 is worth a look.
Legit Bottom Line: The AZZA Nova 8000 offers excellent expansion, solid build quality, builder-friendly features and allows users to build a visually appealing system with minimal effort. If you’re looking to build a new gaming rig in a case with watercooling and expansion capabilities for under $100, the Nova 8000 should be on your short list.