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Like the previous very high-end case from Zalman, Fatal1ty, we were very impressed by the overall quality of this new Z-Machine case from Zalman. The material used is top-notch (5-mm thick aluminum) and it brings two advantages over Fatal1ty case: the side door is now divided into two panels, making it easier to open the case and allowing you to add or remove drives without needing to open the whole case, and there are now six internal bays for hard disk drives, against three on Fatal1ty. Since hard-core gamers are now running very high-end RAID systems, the more internal bays, the better: three is simply not enough for anyone running RAID10 or RAID0+1, where four drives are required.

The internal hard disk drive bays are definitely the highlight of this product. First they are rotated, making it easier to access them. Secondly, they use a special screwless mechanism, allowing you to install and remove hard disk drives very easily.

Even though the front panel features two USB ports and one Firewire port, we think Zalman could have added an eSATA port there – especially when we consider the price range of this baby. Adding an eSATA port seems to be the new trend with high-end cases.

The major problem with this case will be its price tag. Fatal1ty is quoted around USD 350 and this case should reach the market costing even more, making it affordable only for the very rich.

If you are like 99.9% of the people around there are other very high-end cases from other manufacturers that will probably provide you the same experience costing less than half of this.
Review http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/443/1

Zalman Website http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...x=260&code=031



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post #2 of 15
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...al1tard-7.html

Beat ya by 3 days

I was too lazy to post it in the news section though...

I'm still thinking that case will clean up nicely with a little acetone. Zalman and their silly logos...

I'm really liking the case otherwise.
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post #3 of 15
I want one. Might have to rob my granny to pay for it.......

£260....... thats more expensive than Silverstones High End range.
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post #4 of 15
those two 92-mm fans up front look very unZalman-like. i'm sure they're quiet, but they just don't look quiet.
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post #5 of 15
I'm sure it's a good case, but I think it's lines are too broken up. It just doesn't look very smooth.
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post #6 of 15
Cool looking case, but the price made me rofl.
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post #7 of 15
I don't like it and for the price tag, it's an almost 100% no. I rather get that new Antec
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post #8 of 15
It's the Fatality case without all the dumb logos.
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post #9 of 15
LOL, It literally is the exact same case as the fatality, just less retarded stickers, God what an ugly, heavey, and pain in the ass case
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post #10 of 15
its actually not the exact same case as fatal1ty.
you lose.
its close, but not quite
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