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Zalman HD135
7.1* out of 10

Zalman HD135

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8.0

Zalman HD135 Aluminum HTPC Case Review

MODTHEBOX.COM
27 May 2008
  • Conclusion: In a highly competitive market where manufacturers are each vying for a place in your living room, Zalman does bring a unique styled HTPC chassis to the table. The Zalman HD135 Aluminum HTPC Case is a nice low profile case that supports the use of a Micro ATX or ATX motherboard for simple...
  • Pros: Excellent construction and aesthetically pleasing design, Removable drive bays, Front USB, Audio and Firewire 1394 ports, Excellent storage capacity and expansion room, Built-in 16x2 VFD and IR receiver, Includes MediaBay/M-Play software and remote control, Low profile
  • Cons: Ventilation for the HD cage areas could be improved, Stealth 5.25" drive bay does not support slot loading optical drives, No Reset switch or HD activity LED, Bundled cooling fans are very noisy at full speed, High price tag
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Zalman HD135 HTPC Case

BCCHardware
22 February 2007
  • Summary: The remote was one of the most disappointing features in the package as it controlled functions of the mouse pointer and navigation through the media software poorly.  The round disc in the middle of the remote is used to navigate menus and it didn't seem to matter how I pushed the disc 8 out of 10...
  • Pros: Well built, thick aluminum, ridgid case, Looks just like any other home theater component, Customizable VFD, MediaBay turns any version of windows into a media center, SpeedFan software controls thermal output / noise, Can install full size ATX system and power supply, Cools well...
  • Cons: ...but is noisey, Remote has limited functionality and issues with navigation, Couldn't open any video files or pictures from a share or mapped drive, Fingerprints easy, Not all holes on top fan are countersunk
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman HD135 HTPC Case Video Review

3dGameMan.com
30 January 2007
  • Summary: This product has Home Theatre PC case written all over it. It not only looks great and is quality built, but it comes with a Vacuum Florescent Display (VFD) and a fantastic remote control.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
29 December 2006
  • Summary: The HD135 is flawed by poor airflow design, badly executed vents, and as is so common with Zalman, poor stock fans. Zalman's decision to use a pair of thin, low pressure, noisy, 80mm fans without providing mounting points for any other fans is disappointing.
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Zalman HD135 HTPC Case

big bruin
22 November 2006
  • Summary: From the moment I removed the plastic from this case I have been pleased. The machine work on the extruded side panel vents is a thing of beauty. Dropping the power supply down and making it one of the feet keeps the case to a respectable height and makes this case match and blend well with high end...
  • Pros: » Exceptional workmanship, » Bells and whistles included, » Runs very cool, » Simple yet elegant
  • Cons: » Price
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Overall 9
9.0

Zalman HD135 HTPC Case

techPowerUp!
27 September 2006
  • Summary: Even though the Zalman HD135 HTPC Case has a few flaws I still like it a lot. Zalman has designed it to accommodate standard components which is a big plus, yet it is rather low profile with a total height of only 13.5 cm.
  • Pros: Lots of space, Takes regular sized PSUs, Takes full-height video cards without riser card, Potentially SLI/Crossfire capable, Case blends in with your other living room equipment, Excellent build quality, VFD display included, Nice airflow, Can use standard sized optical drives, Fan controller & ...
  • Cons: HDD mounting method is noisy, Takes fingerprints, Top exhaust fan may not work with all coolers/motherboards, Optical drive mounting has several minor flaws
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Zalman HD135 HTPC Case Review

mad shrimps
3 September 2006
  • Summary: Zalman has been on the pc components market since past century. Through all those years they?ve evolved into one of the biggest silent computing companies in the world not only having silent CPU coolers, but also offering chipset/video card cooling, water-cooling, fanless cases, power supply?
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Overall 8
8.0

Glow Lounge Technology Zalman HD135 review

TechRadar UK
11 April 2007
  • Summary: A highly impressive home theatre PC worth considering
  • Pros: Decent specification
  • Cons: Pricey
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Zalman HD135

PC World
13 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Après le HD160 jugé trop volumineux, Zalman nous revient avec un boîtier HTPC moins haut : le HD135. Les noms de ces boîtiers sont par ailleurs dérivés de leur hauteur en mm : 160 et 135 mm.
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