Zalman Reveals ZM-Z1 Case

Zalman has listed a webpage showing off its ZM-Z1 chassis. The case, which hasn't been priced yet, can hold either ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, as well as graphics cards up to 360 mm long.

Other details on the enclosure include that it will house two optical drives, four 3.5" drives and one 2.5" HDD or SSD. It has a total of seven expansion slots. Front I/O connectivity is handled by two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, as well as HD audio connectors. The front of the case is also almost fully made of a black mesh. By the looks of it, the enclosure appears to be manufactured out of aluminum and bits of plastic.

The case features two locations on which 120 mm fans can be mounted, one of which resides up front as an intake, and the other takes care of the rear exhaust. Both of these spots are -filled up out of the factory. The case also features a bottom-mounted PSU with its own dust filter.

So far that's all we know. There was no indication of when the case would be available or how much it would cost.

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  • qlum
    Zalman does make some pretty great value for money cases, the t1 and t2 are legendary in my opinion as they are just great working €20 cases.
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  • Blueridge
    As we speak, this case sells for ~35 Euros in Romania at online retailers.

    As for T1, I recently finished a build with this case and it's extraordinary value for the money.
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  • jimmysmitty
    Anonymous said:
    Zalman does make some pretty great value for money cases, the t1 and t2 are legendary in my opinion as they are just great working €20 cases.


    They are not bad by any means. I did a few builds at my last job with them and they were ok except one issue was the front panel would come off pretty easy if you held it a certain way.

    Other than that they are decent cases.
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