Although Zalman is no newcomer to the PC chassis game they are bringing to the market some fresh innovation with their soon to be released Z15 full tower case.
With the market making a heavy shift towards cases designed to support water cooling Zalman has pumped some new blood into the air cooling category with some unique innovations on this all black case. With most cases you must choose between large vents with lots of fan noise or a more quiet case that runs on the hot side. With their unique temperature monitor and automatic venting system you no longer need to make a choice. The Z15 is outfitted with a temperature sensor that can be placed where ever you desire and is engineered to both increase the fan speed and open a series of top vents when the sensor reaches it’s designated too hot threshold.
The current temperature is displayed on a small screen located on the front of the top panel alongside all the control knobs and input/output ports. Additionally the front of the case features a manually adjustable port for increasing airflow through the front of the case. Inside the case you will find a large CPU cut out and tool-less drive trays.
Look for this case to be released in Quarter 2 of 2014 and expect to pay between $220-250 USD.