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New Zalman Chassis Has Top-Mounted HDD Dock

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Zalman plans to release the successor to its GS1000 chassis sometime next year.

TechConnect reports that South Korean company Zalman plans to launch a PC chassis aimed at enthusiasts sometime next year. Called the GS1200, the chassis will be the successor to Zalman's GS1000 and feature a top-mounted HDD docking station similar to the one used on Thermaltake's all-black DOKKER.

Currently the details surrounding Zalman's upcoming chassis are rather slim, however based on images supplied by the company, it will sport an all-black coating and feature an I/O panel consisting of one USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and two audio connectors.

On the storage front, the GS1200 will have four exposed 5.25-inch bays and what seems to be two drop-down front panels-- each equipped with a fan--that enable easy hard drive swapping. It will also feature three pre-installed fans at the very least--one on the side and the two previously mentioned fans that are mounted on the front.

So far Zalman hasn't officially announced the chassis or provided pricing and availability, however we expect to see the GS1200 model next month during CES 2011.

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    Albyint , December 15, 2010 9:15 PM
    Wow thing looks like a tank. I have an HAF 932, i wonder if its worth getting this instead?
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    rpgplayer , December 15, 2010 9:17 PM
    if it's easy to install/upgrade hardware in than that would be one hell of a case, looks damn sexah
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    mpavao81 , December 15, 2010 9:58 PM
    Really nice case, my only grip is that they should change the usb 2.0 ports to all usb 3.0 and maybe add a second esata port. other than that its great.
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    SchizoFrog , December 15, 2010 9:59 PM
    Personally I am not a fan of the current trend of oversized bulging cases ike this. It has nothing to do with the size of them but how ugly they look. I much prefer the sleek, rounded lines of the Silverstone cases so that is where my money would go.
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    micr0be , December 15, 2010 10:34 PM
    i wouldnt give up my antec 902 for this.
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    steiner666 , December 15, 2010 11:25 PM
    would prefer the front intakes to be 120mm, but not bad overall.
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    ProDigit10 , December 16, 2010 12:30 AM
    I won a price at the zalman contest, and they never shipped me anything.
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    bill gates is your daddy , December 16, 2010 12:43 PM
    I have found my next case.
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    dEAne , December 17, 2010 1:00 AM
    Finally a top mounted HDD. Hope the price on these chassis is not too expensive.
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    youssef 2010 , December 20, 2010 6:35 PM
    A word to the uninformed, Thermaltake has that feature for the v9 blackX edition for several months now.
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    youssef 2010 , December 20, 2010 6:38 PM
    youssef 2010A word to the uninformed, Thermaltake has that feature for the v9 blackX edition for several months now. [...] ov=n&ovid=

    I forgot to add that the V9 Black X Edition has a USB 3.0 port too.

    Newegg link :
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    ubercake , February 22, 2011 1:02 PM
    The single best improvement companies have added to cases in the last couple of years is the cutout behind the cpu mount on the motherboard. Hopefully Zalman will include this in the new case.

    The top-mounted drive bays seem to be a novel idea, but how many people are actually hot-swapping on their home PCs? I would have to say an extreme few are doing so.