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Zalman GS1200
8.9 out of 10

Zalman GS1200

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Overall 10

C&C Computers

Carmelo C., Newegg
8 June 2014
  • Summary: I had one from a previous build so I installed it from a GS1000 that I removed my components from and installed into this case, what a awesome upgrade
  • Pros: Not much to say, you get what you pay for, all the room in the world for anything you want to do.
  • Cons: Wish there were more USB 3.0 ports on case, just scrap the 2.0 ports, should come from factory with 2 hot swap pcb's.
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Overall 8

Hot Case!

John K., Newegg
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Anyone wishing to own a case that earns affection should consider the GS1200. It has cooling solved through either fans or liquid cooling options. My old GS1000 ran cool with stock fans accompanied by a Zalman cpu cooler (9900) and the GS1200 should make ice cubes to boot!
  • Pros: Style and Design coincide to produce a great case... more than enough real estate to satisfy at least 95% of users. Attention to detail, excellent cooling, hot swap drives, hard drive docks, ample USB support... the list goes on and on...
  • Cons: The only reason this case did not earn 5 eggs was the fact that the power button melted and some wires charred . The unit was replaced without any problems through Zalman. I owned a GS1000 (4 yrs) previously and this GS1200 just builds on that foundation. The only caution I would add is this.. if...
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Overall 10

Very good case for the money

Adam J., Newegg
31 July 2013
  • Summary: Wish that both HDD bays were hot swappable other wise great case.
  • Pros: This case has lots of room, good fans and convenient HDD bays for quick removal and install.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10

Love this case

MATTHEW S., Newegg
14 July 2013
  • Summary: Does anyone have any idea why the side panel 200mm fan plugged into CHA_FAN2 only spins at 440RPM's? Is this normal?
  • Pros: Hot swap, tons of space, great cooling.
  • Cons: Dont like how I had to feed one of the USB's outside the case and plug it in the rear.
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Overall 2

Was great.. until it caught fire.

Jonathan B., Newegg
5 May 2013
  • Summary: It's a great case if it doesn't burn to the ground.
  • Pros: Awesome design, great ideas with hot swapping drives. AMAZINGLY good airflow.
  • Cons: About 10 minutes after I put it together and turned it on smoke poured out the opening at the top of the case. The ground/power wire connected to the eSata port at the top is improperly shielded and melted quite quickly. Not only did that cord melt, but it melted cords around it (it's packed tigh...
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Overall 8

This case is ginormous

TRACE E., Newegg
6 February 2013
  • Summary: all in all 4 stars the cons are annoying but little things. The case does what they say and more. Highly recommend.
  • Pros: Great case tons of features 4 swappable drive bays lots of fans for great air throughput
  • Cons: fan controls are inside the case, should have been outside to be more convenient. the internal cable for the front mounted USB3 ports is a usb A plug and not an internal mother board usb3 plug. So you have to run the cable out the back and use a back usb3 port to power the front ports LED lights ...
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Overall 6

User Review

James T., Newegg
16 January 2013
  • Summary: Buy this this case if your as haddy as I'am.
  • Pros: It's Black & Blue thats it!
  • Cons: this look's good and has some good features if they were functional? I first ran in too problems when I tried to mount the feet the rear foot mounted fine , but that's not the case for the front foot I jiggled around with the front for a half hour ,I looked close and found the holes where not tap...
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Overall 10

User Review

Peter L., Newegg
13 September 2012
  • Summary: Just FYI only the bottom 3 drives are hot swappable. The other 3-drive bay does not come with a hot swappable back plate. You can buy the back plate separately, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
  • Pros: Fantastic case. All the fans in it run extremely quietly, especially the large 200mm fans. Plenty of room.
  • Cons: It would be cooler without the LEDs. LEDs are the blinking, scrolling text of this decade.
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Overall 10

great SSD

Samuel w., Newegg
28 August 2012
  • Summary: Bought this on super sale for $150 and got a bonus $20 gift card AND a $10 rebate from OCZ
  • Pros: Great SSD with promo gift card! Super fast shipping and exactly what i wanted
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 8

Very nice case!

Michael P., Newegg
17 June 2012
  • Summary: Looks cool too! Put a Corsair AX1200 PSU in it and it fits fine. Plenty of room for expansion. One more thing, the front USB 3.0 cable has to be routed out the back of the case and plugged into a USB port instead of a MOBO header. Would have preferred the header but it works.
  • Pros: Lots of air flow. Front, side, back, and top fans. Quiet too. Lots of room to work. Running a Gigabyte Sniper 3 MOBO in it and there is room for the Noctua NH-D14 Cooler since the side fan extends out from the case instead of inside it. Lots of options, hot swap bays. Good cable management.
  • Cons: Only complaints are the feet screw into plastic and so you have to be gentle and the heat sink cut out on the back was off by an inch for my MOBO so I had to pull the board to install the cooler. Cost is a little high but you are getting a lot.
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