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Zalman GS1000
7.6 out of 10

Zalman GS1000

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Overall 2
2.0

HOT BOX 2

Kevin R., Newegg
13 September 2013
  • Summary: This is to a couple of the other reviewers. This is a full tower case and like all of them, there is plenty of room to work with inside of it. That is why we buy them. One last remarks and I'm done with the mini rant. This thing is one heavy bucket as most are once you load them with all your gear.
  • Pros: PRETTY
  • Cons: This is to answer Zalman, for wanting me to contact them about this case. Why would I do that? Are they going to give me another case, no. I went back and checked when I bought this boiler room of a case, 8/6/10 was the date. So I had waited quite awhile before writing a review. Zalman is just go...
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Overall 2
2.0

HOT BOX

Kevin R., Newegg
8 September 2013
  • Summary: I am very sorry I bought this thing and switched back to a Cool Master full tower. Don't waste your time and money as I did.
  • Pros: Good room as any full tower has and somewhat decent room for cables and wires.
  • Cons: This is a closed case for the most part. ZERO side wall fans. 2 fans on top and 2 on the bottom. The hard drive fans they supply, push next to no air. What's worse is the fact that "Nobody", makes fans to replace the front fans. Check the Zalman site and see the size fans these are. Zalman has ne...
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Overall 8
8.0

almost fantastic

TRENT W., Newegg
7 May 2012
  • Summary: The attorney general eric holder is a piece of dirt, he was instrumental in releasing the FALN terrorists who killed americans. He also tried to stop Arizona from doing the right thing involving the invading illegals
  • Pros: great case, lots of room good airflow nice thumbscrews, doors come off and go back on with ease, great tolerance on the manufacturing
  • Cons: little plastic clip for one of the HDD bay doors broke off right away, I had to cut out and super glue a replacement clip.. still keeps breaking. this could be the only area wherethe designers and engineers failed
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Overall 8
8.0

I like the case

Benjamin R., Newegg
11 August 2010
  • Summary: My one year old loves the blue power button. I am constantly having to keep him away from it.
  • Pros: The case has plenty of places for fans. It is big enough for a large CPU cooling fan. I like the USB ports on top of the case.
  • Cons: This case is big. Measure the space you are planning to put it in. When I got the case, the lower hot swapable harddrive bay door latch was broke. I did not realize this until the entire computer was assembled. Word of advice: take all the tape off, inspect everything prior to building up a compu...
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Overall 6
6.0

disappoint

JING Q., Newegg
20 May 2010
  • Summary: it disappoint me very much. For me, I just need that three hot swap for my hard drives. Most of everything else will be Cons
  • Pros: It looks cool. it come with hard drive hot swap bay. PSU position is nice, you can put a fan below it in order to help it for cooling purpose. come with 5 fan slot.
  • Cons: if you want to add a fan in the top, you will need to get rid of top cover first, BUT there are two screw hidding very deep in near the front, it is a pain the get it off. runs hot, I have to repalce the defualt fan by three 5000 rmp fans to get cool. There is no fan slot for hard drive bay
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Overall 10
10

Great Case!

Dat P., Newegg
11 May 2010
  • Pros: 1. Beautiful clean looking case. 2. Huge with plenty of working space. 3. Good cable management. 4. Front loading drives (bottom three are hot swappable). 5. Good air flow design. 6. Low mounted PSU. 7. Nice blue LED power light.
  • Cons: Side panels are a little flimsy but it's not a big deal. Helps keep the weight down I guess since this thing is heavy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Quality For Top Dollar

Anonymous, Newegg
15 April 2010
  • Summary: The entire system had ran both perfectly & cool in a ANTEC 182 case for months. All I wanted was more space & HD hot swap. Not Zalman's fault but my oldest 300GB WD VelociRaptor's connectors did not mate up with the backplane. I then had to remove the 2nd backplane I had to purchase separate.
  • Pros: Looks nice if you clean the finger prints off every 5 minutes or so. The hard drive cage was a nice idea if they had paid attention to both the cooling of the cages & lowering the hard drive noises. Case did not have any sharp edges & is fairly simple to work with.
  • Cons: I've never written a bad review before, but this compelled me. Quality control & cooling is very poor for a pricey case & company specializing in cooling. Extremely poor airflow to HDs, which then run very hot with or without the HD backplane. No space or method to add cooling to HDs. Vents in HD...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bulky, Inconvenient, Hot

Anonymous, Newegg
25 March 2010
  • Summary: I am about to swap this case for another one after owning it for three months. I fear opening this thing up, something a computer modder should love. It also has a cheap feeling to aspects of it, such as the plastic feet, whose rubber stops all came off after a week.
  • Pros: Looks Nice Hot Swappable Hard Drive Bays (3) Quiet
  • Cons: Frustrating to work with - Just try to take off the front panel, you have to practically take the whole thing apart. Screws are a pain. Took me an hour to take the whole thing apart. This thing runs hot. No place to mount a front fan. There are two slots to put blow holes on it, and one impossibl...
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Overall 10
10

frikin good lookin

Chad C., Newegg
26 February 2010
  • Summary: do we really need the removable power supply feature? did make putting it in easier i guess
  • Pros: great looking case. thumb screws on everything. i read somewhere that the cover on the front ports didnt close flushed, mine is perfect. the ring of blue light around the power button is awesome, not too bright at all. the cable routing behind the mobo tray is pretty good.
  • Cons: finger prints, yes. the only ways to improve this thing; make the mobo tray removable and do away with the feet on the bottom. they look nice but can be awkward (read: i dont mean just take them off, there are air intakes on the bottom, this is what needs changing)
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice looking, Poor airflow

Christian P., Newegg
25 November 2009
  • Summary: I am not a huge fan of the plastic outer shell but at least it's piano black.
  • Pros: It's a very good looking case and the hot-swap bays are nice. I LOVE the cable management options behind the motherboard tray. I was able to put ALL my cables behind the mobo and still put the rear cover on.
  • Cons: No front to back airflow which is BAD. The 2 120mm fans that it comes with are mounted for rear and top air removal. There is nothing to pull air in from the front of the case and there is nowhere to put one. The top portion of the chassis is a pain to remove. There are 2 screws up front that are...
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