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9.4 out of 10

Zalman MS800

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Zalman MS800 Plus

21 October 2013
  • Summary: When it comes to Zalman, many may remember their incredible aluminum cases geared toward the high-end gamer or HTPC user. Times change and so does the case market. The MS800 utilizes traditional materials, like steel and plastic, but still manages to impress. There is a price difference in the US when compared to Europe, especially for the more basic non-Plus version, which can be attributed to the crowded and hard fought over European market when compared to that of the...
  • Pros: Great price in Europe, Four fans included, Three hard-drive bays are hot-swappable, Six fans, single-channel controller, Well-rounded I/O, Rubber mat on top of the chassis, Support beam for GPU or to install internal cooling fan, 5.25" to 3.5" drive-bay parts included, Cooling fan on hard-drive cage, Extension lead for CPU power connector, Loads of space for long GPUs, PSU, and CPU cooler, Plenty of screws and zip ties included, Nice level of detail, Great-looking und...
  • Cons: A bit more expensive in the US—especially the non-Plus version, No grommets on motherboard openings, Expansion-slot screws at the exterior of the rear, Only three 3.5" hard-drive bays
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Overall 7

Zalman MS800 Plus Review

maximum pc
2 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Zalman’s MS800 Plus aspires to accomplish much for its super-inexpensive price of a cool $100. And on paper, it does. However, a case is more than just its spec sheet, and the MS800 Plus is a perfect example of a chassis that looks a bit flashier on the printed page than underneath your desk.
  • Pros: Built-in fan controller; hot-swap bays; screwless 5.25-inch device installation; cutout behind CPU cooler on motherboard tray; many fans.
  • Cons: Unnecessary VGA guide; tight cable routing; drive-bay fan could be bigger; screw-filled PCI brackets; weak aesthetic; confusing top panel.
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Overall 8

Zalman MS800 Mid Tower Case Review

28 March 2013
  • Summary: Final Thoughts All in all Zalman has a good case on their hands with the MS800. It is pretty large and has a great look to it. Being that big not only means you have a lot of room inside to work with, but it also means you can install longer video cards and quite a lot of other hardware as well. The fact that you can use all 10 bays as optical bays is pretty cool, but I’m not sure how practical it is.
  • Pros: – Sleek design, – A lot of room inside, – VGA retention bar, – USB 3.0 support, – Can install a lot of optical drives
  • Cons: – Can only install 4 hard drives, – No true intake fan, – No enough cable ties included to tie everything down, – Cabling is going to take quite a while to do it correctly
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Tweak Town
26 February 2013
  • Summary: Taking into account everything we just saw with the Zalman MS800, some things impressed me, while other things bother me a bit, but I understand why it was done the way it was. Starting off with the good I like the styling, the shiny plastic is a bit much for me, but I like the design and layout. On the inside I really like the bay drive setup, it allows users to do whatever they want, and with some creativity, you could get fans in there, too.
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Zalman MS800 Case Review

Hardware Secrets
11 February 2013
  • Summary: The Zalman MS800 presents some very interesting features, such as the unique support bar for holding video cards and fans, and the single-channel analog fan controller. It misses a few features, most notably the absence of a front fan. We think its price tag is right for what is has to offer.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Performance 9
Build quality 8

Zalman MS800

1 August 2013
  • Summary: Vi skal nu have rundet vores test af Zalman MS800 kabinettet af. Vi har for ikke så lang tid siden kigget på det lille og spænende ZM-T2 kabinet som også kom fra Zalman. MS800 er et noget større kabinet med plads til high-end hardware og som har indbygget fan-controller. Designet er specielt, men stadig ikke for meget. MS800 er et ret stilet kabinet, selvom det også er lidt specielt. Det er ikke særlig tit at vi ser et kabinet med ti 5.25” hvor alle også kan afmonteres.
  • Pros: Fint og lidt specielt design, OK byggekvalitet, Støtte til grafikkort og blæsermontering, God plads inde i kabinettet, Fin byggekvalitet, Indbygget fan-controller, Fair pris
  • Cons: Køleevnen kunne være bedre (CPU), Harddisk monteringen, Kun understøttelse af 3+1 harddiske
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Expert Review

5 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Skoro już obejrzeliśmy z każdej strony, jak Zalman MS800 PLUS wygląda, przymierzmy kilka elementów komputera, by przekonać się, jak wieszaczek-podpórka może się nam przydać. Jak widać na poniższym obrazku, nawet długaśny dwurdzeniowy Radeon mieści się się tam bez problemu. Podpórka dla niego, jak znalazł... Wentylator dla pasywnego coolera CPU też już gotowy. Na pewno Zalman MS800 PLUS jest bardzo ciekawą konstrukcją.
  • Pros: - duża ilość miejsca w środku, - dobre warunki przewietrzania, - wbudowany regulator prędkości pracy wentylatorów, - możliwość montażu bardzo długich kart graficznych, - gniazda USB 3.0, - świetne rozwiązanie z szyną do podpierania kart graficznych i "wieszania" wentylatorów, - spora liczba kanałów do prowadzenie okablowania, - bardzo duże okno rewizyjne, - filtry przeciwpyłowe na froncie i spodzie obudowy
  • Cons: - nieprecyzyjne spasowanie bocznych pokryw (tendencje do delikatnego brzęczenia), - błyszczące powierzchnie części plastików, podatne na odciski palców
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Teste do Gabinete Zalman MS800

Clube do Hardware
16 February 2013
  • Conclusion: O Zalman MS800 oferece alguns recursos bem interessantes, como a barra de suporte para segurar placas de vídeo e ventoinhas e o controlador analógico para ventoinhas. No entanto, faltam alguns recursos, como é o caso de uma ventoinha frontal.
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Expert Review

5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Все новое — это хорошо забытое старое. История ходит кругами, и компьютерная индустрия не является исключением из этой закономерности. Несмотря на стремительное изменение требований к корпусам для ПК, иногда бывает полезно заглянуть на пару лет назад и почерпнуть там вдохновение. И компания Zalman пошла этим путем. Поклонники серии шасси Zalman MS1000-HS вряд ли узнают своего любимца в герое сегодняшнего обзора, но это именно он.
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