( 4.3 Average / 43 Ratings )
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This case is great for an first time builder, or someone not looking for anything with a ton of bells and whistles but something with some great features not included on the low-budget cases.
Case is built really, really solid, and has a really nice finish on it. The blue LED fans included are a nice touch, as well as the blue power button (NOTE: The included case fans are miserable in terms of airflow, recommend replacing them). There are plenty of places for fans, 120/140 mm front, 120 mm rear, 2 120/140 mm top, 120/140 mm bottom, plus 2 80mm in the sides of the case. The options for fans are endless with that amount of placements. The side fans are nice and used for cooling the hard drive bay, but their airflow is hardly noticeable, also, the rear and side fans are all powered via MOLEX connectors, which is a little annoying, but it could be an inconvenience if they were PWM, considering not many motherboards have 7 PWM connectors (a fan controller could help).
The frosted side panel window and frosted fins on the top give the case a great aesthetic. The front and bottom fans, as well as the bottom of the PSU location, all have filters to prevent dust from entering the case.
Don't be fooled by the "USB 3.0 front panel" support, as it is literally two 3.0 extension cables that they want you to string to the back of the case and plug into your motherboard's I/O panel and take up it's slots, which is very misleading and disappointing. The power button and reset button are really nice though.
Also, don't be fooled by one of the images of the case here on PCParkPicker, the side panels are NOT hinged, and must be completely removed. I.e, they will fall off the case when unscrewed and pulled, NOT hinged.
Also, there are no replacement expansion bay covers for the rear of the case, and the ones there are attached to the case directly and must be broke off, so once one is removed, there is no covering the hole back up.
The PSU is bottom mounted, and provides little rubber supports to lift it up a little to provide better airflow, but be wary, the bottom fan may or may not fit depending on your PSU size (Corsair CX600M fits).
The cable routing options are nice, but a little archaic, and have no nice rubber grommets to conceal the cables. There are plenty of mounting options for hard drives, and a SSD mount on the rear of the motherboard panel as well as an adapter to mount an SSD into one of the larger DVD Drive bays instead.
The case is rated to support up to a 290 mm GPU, however, I think it could probably fit a slightly larger one just fine (maybe 300 mm+?).
The inclusion of two rear rubber grommets for routing of watercooling cables is a nice touch if you're looking for something cheap but accommodating to that.
Last but not least, the footprint of this case is gigantic, it feels like it takes up as much space as a full-size tower, but is only rated as a mid-size case. It has great cooling options, but mediocre included fans, lots of room to expand, but no bells and whistles as far as nice rubber grommets for cable management, and hinged side panels and whatnot, but overall, definitely a worthwhile case.
The look is great and it comes with 5 built in fans which is great! But the organization of the case components is very poor.
Great case and build quality
The Z11 Plus made by Zalman looks appealing to the eye (for me), but there are some problems with it. Firstly, when trying to organize the other side, it gave me a lot of time and trouble to make the cables not to look messy, but it turned out to be a pain in the butt. Secondly, I had a hard time installing the two 120mm fans on top of the case because of the cover on the top, which it won't move unless you want to break the wires that are connected to it. Lastly is the side panel cover, which has a small-ish window, but not of a big deal for me. For some people, this might not be the best looking case, but this is not the worse case for a gamer like me! You can easily install some drives on the bays with no problems, and install your hard drives with the screws and washers that comes with the case, which is a nice thing about the case! The case included a small bag with some different screws that would be required when installing your components! I would agree to people who would recommend this case!