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Title: [Frontpage News]FC-ZE1 Fatal1ty Aluminum Case
Post by: Zeus on December 19, 2006, 07:35:42 PM
http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3406&Itemid=40 (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3406&Itemid=40)

Zalman is much better known for their line of cooling products than their cases, but with their growing line of HTPC cases, they are starting to make a name for themselves in the case market as well.  Zalman also has a line of very expensive TNN (Totally No Noise) cases that really never caught on due to their expensive price tag, complicated install, and hardware compatibility.  Today, we are taking a look at a case that is designed to bridge the gap and bring a high-quality case to discerning gamers.  We are looking at the Fatal1ty branded FC-ZE1 (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3406&Itemid=40).

The 5.25" bays are not tool-less at all, and require the removal of six Allen headed screws on the right side as well as two Phillips screws for the drive cover.  You will then need four screws to hold the optical drive in place.  This prevents vibration of loose tool-less drive rails, but could have been designed better.  The six screw removal of the right panel is a pain if you are in your case to swap out 5.25" devices very often.

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