Summary: Although the GS1000 Plus from Zalman doesn't have a removable motherboard tray (neither does the GS1000), there is still plenty of room to work inside this case. The layout of the case and drives is quite good and with the hard drives sliding in from the front, and the three bays are actually below...
Pros: Sleek design with aluminum frame and side panels, Externally accessible HDDs, Three hot-swap SATA bays, Support for six HDDs, Ample room for installation and long graphics cards, Non-removable thumbscrews on side panels and ODD bays, Excellent cable management, Dust filters on intake HDD fans
Cons: It's a $200 case that many people will pass over for something cheaper
Conclusion: The GS1000 Plus finds itself in a bit of a bind. At £140, it's not a cheap case. It's out done in several areas - particularly cooling, but also adaptability - by other cases which are often much cheaper.
Summary: The Zalman GS1000 Case is available in two color options and is made from aluminum, steel and plastic. The side panels are aluminum, inside is steel, but the remaining outside is plastic. At the front there are four 5.25" drive bays but two have a 5.25" to 3.5" drive bay adapters.
Zalman GS1000 Professional Full-Tower Enclosure Review
7 November 2008
In the past Zalman has specialized in high end, all aluminum, mid-tower enclosures that were both elegant and expensive. While continuing to offer great styling and features, the new GS1000 professional full-tower enclosure breaks from this tradition and promises more...
Summary: Although the GS1000 from Zalman doesn't have a removable motherboard tray, there is plenty of room to work inside this case and it really isn't a problem. Because the hard drives slide in from the front and the optical drives are above the PCIe slots of the motherboard, installing long graphics...
Pros: Sleek design with aluminum frame and side panels, Externally accessible HDDs, Three hot-swap SATA bays, Support for six HDDs, Ample room for installation and long graphics cards, Non-removable thumbscrews on side panels and ODD bays, Excellent cable management ideas
Cons: No dust filters on intake fan areas, No active cooling on HDD area - could be an issue to 10,000rpm SATA drives
Summary: Zalman GS1000 is a full tower case targeted to the high-end user that wants a good quality case full of features but doesn’t want to pay a lot for an all-aluminum product. Here is a summary of what we found about this case.
Conclusion: Despite it's admittedly excellent cooling ability, we still have a lot of reservations about the GS1000. It's significantly noisy with the included fans which is a major let down, especially as in the past Zalman is a company you'd associate with quiet, well-built and innovative products.