The retail box for the Fusion 3000 is full color and shows you what the case inside looks like. For as beaten up in shipping as the box was, itís a miracle it survived as well as it did. Azza packed it in the usual foam endcaps which were also wrapped again in cardboard. In a bit of a different move, the first thing you need to do after unpacking the case and accessory box is install the feet. The accessory box contains the two foot bars, instructions and assorted screws required for the case. Taking a brief look at the bottom, we can see there is a removable filter under the PSU location and mesh for the installation of additional intake fans if desired.
Walking around the outside perimeter we see that this case is all black with red trim. There is a large mesh opening on the left side with a small viewing port above. A removable filter should keep the majority of dust off your hardware if cleaned frequently. The opposite side panel is relatively plain. Spinning back around to the front, there are four external bays visible and two 120mm front intake fans. These fans are actually part of a hinged door but I will also cover those when we take a look at the interior.
A control panel is located at the top of the case just above the front bezel. Here we find power and activity LEDs, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, power/reset buttons and audio jacks. Above that to the right is a manual lever which actually controls the angle of the top vents.
Taking a look at the backside of the case is the best way to realize the size of the tower. I like the red accents on the expansion slot covers Ė it makes them stand out a bit more. You would certainly need one of the extended ATX mainboards to fill all 10 expansion slots. You can also clearly see that a lot of consideration was given to watercooling setups. There are eight different openings in the back to support hoses which is more than I can recall seeing on any other chassis.
Next we will crack open the case and take a closer look inside.