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Zalman GT-1000

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Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Case Video Review

30 December 2007
  • Summary: If you're in the market for a very well constructed, thick aluminum mid-tower case, than the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Case is for you. With four external 5.25" drive bays, one external 3.5" drive bay and 6 internal drive bays, there lots of places to install drives. Although the front HDD cage which houses up to four HDDs does hinder air circulation. Speaking of air circulation, there are two 92mm fans at the front of the case and one 120mm fan at the back of the case.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Black Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Benchmark Reviews
5 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Looking back at the glossy retail package the Z-Machine was boxed in, I have to think that Zalman could have gone a little overboard with the packaging as they did with the case. They did double box the Z-Machine (SKU 40GT0100), but the GT1000 is supposed to be "the very best of the best", so I don't think that using the same exact box as nearly every other manufacturer really pushes this point home.
  • Pros: Extremely Expandable, Excellent Cooling Performance, Quiet Operation, Convenient Swing-out Doors, Roller-Cage Makes Changing Drive Easy, Very High-Quality Construction, Front-Panel Firewire IEEE-1394B I/O Port, Attractive Design & Appearance
  • Cons: Very expensive, Heavyweight, Plastic Hard Drive Rollers, Lacks Liquid Cooling Holes, No Power Supply Support
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Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 High End Gaming Case

17 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Evaluation Summary: Zalman definitely created a special case with the Z-Machine GT1000, and we wouldn't argue with the company's assertion that it is a high end enclosure, whether it's for gaming or any other use. The heavy duty aluminum creates the impression that this is one of the highest quality cases on the market, and from what we've seen, it definitely is. While the GT1000 is a great case, it is not perfect, of course.
  • Pros:   Great looks,   High quality, thick aluminum,   Great tool-less installation features,   Includes ZM-MC1 to adjust fans,   8800 GTX and Thermalright Ultra-120 fit inside,   Can hold six hard drives
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Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Titanium = Sweet

15 August 2007
  • Summary: With everything installed and running we took a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure.  As I mentioned before, the test system was comprised of spare parts laying around so we didn't take temperatures for comparison.  The case has the same fans and airflow design as the FC-ZE1, and that seemed to work well.  I would imagine that airflow in the GT1000 would be very similar if not identical in terms of cooling.
  • Pros: Solid, high quality construction., Tool-less HDD, ODD and PCI installation., Improved hinge/door design over the FC-ZE1., Anti-Vibration rubber feet, rubber grommets on fans, and HDD mounting., Extra hex-screws provided in case you lose some., Good airflow, and fairly quiet chassis., Everything works smoothly, fits well, and there are no sharp edges to injure yourself on., Tinted side window is very classy.
  • Cons: Pricey.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
11 July 2007
  • Excerpt: With the introduction of the Z-Machine GT1000 chassis, Zalman has produced a worthy successor to their earlier Fatal1ty offering. I liked the Fatal1ty a lot; I like the Z-Machine a lot more. The GT1000 is better looking, easier to work in, has more hard drive space and comes in two color options. Cooling performance is just as good, if not better, than the original and the drive mounting solutions are both simple and elegantly executed.
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Zalman Z-Machine GT1000

24 October 2007
  • Summary: Indudablemente estamos ante un gran gabinete, ya que el Z-Machine GT1000 cumple con lo que promete y más aún. No es muy habitual encontrar un gabinete que disponga de la posibilidad de montaje de 6 discos de una manera muy cómoda, aunque si a esto le sumamos el sistema anti-vibración mediante rodillos de goma, su fácil colocación y remoción, estamos ante un producto sobresaliente en el apartado almacenamiento.
  • Pros: - Puertas individuales con trabas magnéticas.
  • Cons: - No incluye filtros para los ventiladores.
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케이스의 명품화를 선언한다! Zalman Tech Z-MACHINE GT1000

22 September 2007
  • Conclusion: GT1000은 케이스의 중요성을 고려하고 고 사양의 게이밍 PC 구축을 원하는 파워유저들에게 적합하다.
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