Zalman ATX Mid Tower PC Case Z1 Neo
- Motherboard Compatibility: Standard ATX / Micro ATX
- Power Supply Compatibility: Standard ATX / ATX 12V
- PCI-E / AGP Card Compatibility: Full size 270~400mm
- 1 x Microphone, 1 x Headphones, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
- Expansion Slots: 7 slot
Components in my old PC had been upgraded so much it had out-grown it’s case and high running temperatures warranted a change. The Zalman Neo Z1 arrived by parcel force (tracked) very quickly. Upon opening I realized that the case was large, as I had expected, therefore plenty of room. The case is metal coated black inside and out, with a plastic removable front. The power and reset switches feel quality.
My motherboard doesn’t support USB 3.0 so I have ordered an adapter (only cheap) and this will easily convert the front USB 3 into another USB 2.0 port (the top port at the front is USB 3.0 the other 2 are USB 2.0).This case has good cable management as well.
The 3 fans that come with it are quiet (not silent) but quiet and run at around 1000 rpm, with bright blue led’s. The positive airflow they create has reduced my MSI GTX 970 Temps from max 78°/ idle 41° when gaming (Titanfall 2, Battlefield1) to 61° max / idle 30°. My CPU i5 core temps running lower than before 31°min /41°max.The PSU locates at the bottom of the case (where it should be) taking air in from underneath there is a external dust filter located here and exhausting at the rear. There is a slot for my Blue Ray player and this looks quite good even though there is no hinged flap on the case to hide it. I installed some lights inside the case that work off SATA and are remote control they look awesome, changing colors viewed through the clear plastic window in the side complement the whole look.Tingkam Full Kit RGB 5050 SMD 2pcs 18leds 30cm LED Strip Light with 24 key Remote Controller for Desktop PC Computer Mid Tower Case
The installation took me less than an hour stripping out the old and installing it in the new.
Overall I couldn’t be more pleased with the product, highly recommended!
Only 1 gripe mine was missing …
4 x Cable tie
3 x Stand Off
42 x Bolts This could be a Problem for others if the mistake is repeated.