Zalman GS1000 Tower Case
|Zalman GS1000 Tower Case|
|Case Features, Specs and Closer Look|
|Closer Look Inside|
|System Installation and Final Thoughts|
It's been a while since we've seen a new Zalman case here at BCCHardware and I was pretty interested when Zalman offered us a look at the GS1000. Their previous tower chassis were built like tanks and were pretty expensive, while the new GS1000 is lighter, more affordable and it has some pretty interesting features. It supports motherboards up to E-ATX sizes, has nice aluminum side panels, supports long PCIe graphics cards, has lots of ventilation, a bottom mounted power supply and supports six HDDs - 3 of which are hot-swap SATA. All of this is presented in a tool-less package that seems to work pretty well. The only thing you'll need a screwdriver for is to mount your motherboard. After that, it's all gravy.
First Look & Accessories:
Zalman has grown to be very well known for the line of CNPS "Computer Noise Prevention System" coolers, PSU and cases. Today we have a look at their least expensive case ever to hit the street. It's the GS1000 and it has some pretty interesting features as we'll soon see.
The GS1000 arrived in a very large box that was wheeled through the door on a cart. The box wasn't that heavy, but it was quite bulky. Inside the box, supported by Styrofoam and covered in a shroud - the GS1000 arrived undamaged and in great shape. Inside the case in a white box were the accessories and thankfully the case feet as it ships without them installed.
Also included in the accessories is a 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay adapter as the GS1000 doesn't natively support 3.5" devices. There is the standard bag of screws as well as 8-pin to 4-pin x2 power cable. The power cable confuses me when it's included with a case though.