Summary: Zalman’s MS800 Plus offers some compelling features—namely, a fan controller and hot-swap bay—at a low cost. But we’re not quite sure if some of the funkier elements, such as the out-of-place VGA guide, the case’s screw-laden PCI covers, its (practically) bolted-on roof, or its tight cable management, are worth the trade-off.
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.
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
Excerpt: Of course I have been aware of the fact that Zalman made more than just coolers, even though that is what seems to drive most of their business. There have been a few cases I have seen in news blasts and for sale when shopping prices for other cases, but up until now, Zalman hadn't sent me any.
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