A Look Inside
Getting inside the case is very easy just remove the 2 thumbscrews on the side panel and slide it off. Before we get inside let’s take a look at the 120mm side panel fan. It is connected to the simple fan speed control on the other side of the panel. There is a spot to connect another 120mm fan to the controller and there is a single molex connector that powers both fans.
Taking a look inside the case you can see it is a pretty basic layout. Zalman has decided to go with the all steel interior; we have seen many other companies paint the interior of their cases all black. The first thing I noticed when taking the side panel off is the large opening in the motherboard tray. This will allow you to install a CPU cooler without having to take your motherboard out of the case.
Starting at the back of the case you can see the expansion slots use a tool-less system; we will see how well it works during the installation process. Moving up you have the 120mm exhaust fan and the water cooling cut outs.
At the front of the case you will see the hard drive cage that will hold 5 hard drives. This cage is removable, but we will see that during the installation process. Below the hard drive cage is a smaller cage that can either fit a 3.5-inch external device or a 2.5-inch hard drive, perfect for a solid state drive. Moving up you can see the 4 5.25-inch external drives. They also use a tool-less locking system. Inside the case you will also find an extra fan, mounting screws, motherboard standoffs, zip ties, and the user’s manual.
Jan 30, 2015 0