Summary: This case cools well, as you would expect from Zalman. It looks OK too. But putting the components into the case takes additional time because the dimensions are not standardized for the parts. The company needs to actually build a few computers in this product to test its compatability before shipping it out.
Pros: 4 Zalman Fans, Thermistor readout, Power on button at top center of case.
Cons: Hard drive mounts use grommets & screws that are too short and must be unscrewed or the grommets will not reach the slide in tracks. Mid board mounting stand offs were srewed in by the company so tightly that their threads were stripped. Getting them out was not easy. When front panel is pulled for mounting DVD/Blu ray device, the front panel wire connectors must be unplugged and replugged after. Case is light weight steel and fit could be more precise. Tray for mount...
Conclusion: Coming in at just under $70 CAN/USD, the Z9 Plus does many things right for a mid-tower case in this price-range. It’s roomy enough to work in without feeling cramped; the hard dive mounting system is incredibly solid and the the temperature readout and fan controller on the front panel are nice touches.