Zalman GS1200 Externals
The cases weight is 12.4kg (27.3 lbs) and it measures at 260mm x 570mm x 640mm (10.2in x 22.4in x 25.1). The core chassis is completely made up out of steel and the side panels are made from anodized aluminium. The front, top, and bottom panels are ABS plastic.
This case comes with five fans: one top exhaust fan, one left side exhaust fan, two front intake fans and one rear exhaust fan. Which are all optional and can be taken out and replaced with other fan. The two 20cm fan can also be taken out and replaced with two small fans. Why you would want to do this we do not know, all we know is you can. The cases fans are practically silent, and are managing to keep the ambient temp in the case nice and low, even when overclocking. We like it, extra options is always the best thing.
This case has got such a unique easy access design to it to be able to manage and change around components in your computer. Two get you your drive bays you simply push slightly onto the both, or just one of the front facing 92mm HDD LED fans at the cases front, and that pop open allowing access, and pull out your bays. You can then take out the fans if you wish.
One of the case’s main features seems to be about cooling down your overall PC temperature. Another addition to this goal is the strong black aluminium mesh at the front of the case that covers, protects, and disguises some of your disk or hard drive bays. This provides effective air circulation throughout the system. In addition dust filters are built inside the mesh to prevent dust collection. All these four exposed 5.25" bays are hot-swappable HDD trays.
Moving to the top of the case now, you will notice the I/O panel. This panel is equipped with Mic x 1, Headphones x 1, USB 2.0 x 3, e-SATA x 1, USB 3.0 x 1. This panel allows USB 3.0 port allows a rapid data transfer rate up to 5 Gbps Max.
A top-mounted HDD or SSD docking station is included on the top panel. Which allows the case to have fuss free convenient quick installation for your storage devices. This docking station is not big enough to place a external hard drive onto the top of the case and plug in, such as a western digital 500gb hard drive. This is not a problem in our books, as most portable hard drives would fit on the station with ease. However making the width 1cm wider it could fully appeal to all universal products.
NOTE: A scratch-resistant pad for case is provided for enclosure protection
At the back of this enclosure are built in Tube Apertures for Liquid Cooling Systems. This gives convenient water cooling set-up. At the very bottom of the back of the case is the best power supply installation technique we have encountered. The open cased panel at the bottom is taken off by thumb screws and your power supply simply slides all the way through the bottom of the case and is very secure. The process is quick and easy. Brilliance!