Description

Built this a while back with the intention of creating something for the mainstream gaming market. I wanted something that was budget friendly and classic looking, no colorful lights...just a plain Jane machine that just also happens to be capable of gaming. This is by far one of my favorite cases to work with, everything is quite simple to put in there and the PSU has yet to let me down, making it a very good value combo. Beyond my affinity for working with the case, not much to look at here. =)

Comments

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

The graphics card looks very heavy, drooping a fair bit, might want to advise your customers to find something to use to support it a bit, But a very reasonable low budget gaming machine :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

It actually doesn't droop, but it really does look so in the photograph. I am shooting at a downward angle and the heatpipes make an odd illusion out of the slope. I just had to look at it again to ensure it didn't actually look that way lol.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the cooling? From what I see, doesn't look that great. But overall I like it, very cheap!

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Cooling is fine for what it is, I'll grab some temp readings and post them.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

So bad cable management.

  • 87 months ago
  • 5 points

Easily fixed. Thanks for pointing it out though...by the way where is your completed build?

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

I didn't build it yet.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done for the time it was built in, dude!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Really love the sleek look of that case. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's quite sturdy as well, really a good value.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at running a Server for storage a while from now, i might use it that case. How many fans can it take?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

just 1 80mm rear

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess i'll have to look for a different case then, but thanks for replying.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-zmt1

that might be a good one for you.

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

A G850 or G2120 would've been a better deal for the processor. Not too bad otherwise, though you could find a Radeon 7850 for just a few dollars more than that 560.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

the 7850 didn't exist when this was actually built, and the reason for the i3 2100 was a motherboard/CPU combo deal at micro center. $50 off the board and $99 for the processor. Too good to pass up.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 5 points

The case is solid as a rock and the power supply that comes with it has yet to fail me with a dozen or so out there in the wild. This is one of those products I have been pleasantly surprised with as I toy with the various parts out there. It's cheap and effective...and you obviously speak from speculation not experience on this matter.

  • 87 months ago
  • -2 points

I wasn't talking about structure. I was talking about cable management and cooling. There is no cable management from what I can see. Also for cooling, all I see is an 80mm fan. Plus with that cheap of a power supply and probably off brand, it is most likely non modular or semi modular (If you're lucky) and not very high efficiency. Noise also may be a factor.

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

I posted the temps for those concerned about it getting too hot in this build. They are well within reason. I had fears of the power supply being a piece of junk as well, but I'm over a dozen builds with this case/psu and have yet to have one fail, even when pushed past their limits. The case and psu are also very quiet.