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Zalman-z9-plus.33408950
9.6 out of 10

Zalman Z9 Plus

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brian_L, NCIX.com
23 August 2014
  • Summary: Basically, this case would be perfect if not for a couple of issues. It offers for the price one of the best bangs-for-the-buck out there. The amount of sheer airflow options available in this case (up to 7 fans mountable), coupled with the fact that it comes with 4 free fans, alone make this case a great steal. Also of note is its roominess, allowing for both airflow and large graphics cards, and sufficient cable management.
  • Pros: For the price:, +Good build quality, +4 front USB, +Simple but functional fan controller, +Airflow, +4 free fans (that are fairly quiet), +Front 5.25" bay mesh covers are remountable, +Big, all graphics cards will fit, +Good enough cable management, +Back motherboard cutout
  • Cons: +Back PCIe brackets are not reusable, +No dust filter on top-panel/top-rear exhausts, +Side panel is wide open, lets lots of dust through, +HDD mounting mechanism allows for vibrations, +Air passing through the mesh can make rattling sounds, +Water cooling is apparently a pain in this thing, +Power button feels cheap, +Reset button poorly designed, +No front USB3, +Front audio jacks have poor signal quality, +It is EXTREMELY difficult to remove top panel, +Front "Z" o...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

chris_s, NCIX.com
1 February 2014
  • Summary: This case has various features that make it very much worth the tiny price this case comes in, it looks beautiful but in this case, looks sacrifice performance a bit. barely any air gets through the front fan (even with a 140mm fan). overall, I would recommend this case for gamers (or workstation) with a tight budget and that AREN'T going to liquid cool their computer.
  • Pros: -fits massive graphics cards., -very good air cooling, -pleasing aesthetics, -adequate size for gaming PCs, -Flexible fan mounting options.
  • Cons: -Liquid cooling is an absolute nightmare., -Using fans on the honeycomb grill makes an annoying sound., -very small vent for PSU.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

coltie, NCIX.com
3 July 2013
  • Summary: Wouldn't ordinarily add my 2 cents worth to the 150+ reviews except I noticed most were written when case was new. I've used this as a test box for a year and recently converted it to an all purpose, light gaming rig for my son. The Zalman Z9 plus is rugged and durable but doubles as a vacuum cleaner due to it's lack of dust filters, be prepared to either add aftermarket filters or remove and clean your heatsink and fans every 3 months.
  • Pros: - value, - airflow, - build quality
  • Cons: - dust magnet, - laughable 3.5 HD mounts, - finicky side panels
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Andy_N, NCIX.com
31 March 2013
  • Summary: Very modest and tamed computer case, I definitely would recommend the Z9 Plus to anyone thinking of building a pc. This product is in anyone's price range, and it does not look or feel like a cheaply made product. This case will not fit a 240mm radiator (corsair H100i)so if you were thinking of building a water cooling system, you will be limited without the modding.
  • Pros: -very spacious, -amazing price!, -nice window panel, -comes with many fans, -sturdy frame
  • Cons: -will not fit a 240mm radiator unless you mod the case
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

philippe_h, NCIX.com
9 February 2013
  • Summary: Well built for the price, would recommand to anyone who want to build a computer on a budget. Do not forget to plug the front panel as the computer will not boot upon pushing the power button ;)
  • Pros: Good bang for the buck, painted inside
  • Cons: front panel not factory connected
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

qwentin_c, NCIX.com
25 January 2013
  • Summary: This case is alright I wouldn't buy it again nor would I recomend it to a friend but for 40$ it's not bad...well parts of it are bothersome but I think the good outweighs the bad, but not by much, If you need to save money on the case then go ahead and get this but understand that you get an ok case just fine nothing to brag about it meets bare minimum requirements and looks good doing it.
  • Pros: cheap, pretty good looking, fairly solid
  • Cons: cable managment is difficult, the 24 pin is pretty tight but nothing you shouldn't be able to manage
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Overall 6
6.0

Problematic front ports

Konstantinos Chatzivasileiou, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • Summary: The front ports for usb, headphones etc were problematic. They were really unstable when I have tried to insert any plugs
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Overall 6
6.0

'It's okay' - Your components will get covered in dust

Jack Miller, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: The case, for the price, is amazing. Everything fits in there nicely and the hard drive mounting system is 'tool-less' once you have the screws in place. The case looks good however there are some... mighty flaws. The fans in this case are pretty loud and the designers of this case haven't taken great consideration into the way the airflow of the case should be. There is also a lack of dust filters in places.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Кириллов  Кирилл, Yandex
5 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Если этот корпус позиционируется как игровой то инженеры явно прогадали с одним куллером напротив видюхи. Сейчас ищу альтернативу толи крышку другую без ненужных выпендрежей искать и делать там самому отверстия под 3х120 куллера толи новый корпус брать. Толи забить и смотреть как видюха мучается. Вся соль еще в том что крышки отдельно не продаются. Хоть самому крышки эти делать.
  • Pros: относительно недорогой, много куллеров с подсветкой
  • Cons: для меня один недостаток, боковая крышка. А точнее отсутствие возможности поставить еще один 120 мм куллер в нижний ряд боковой крышки. Получается что нижний куллер нагнетает воздух только для половины видео карты. Карта из-за этого охлаждается не равномерно, и Бог его знает где там датчик на ней стоит и какие обороты ей держать. С правой части видеокарты более горячий воздух выходит.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

avt675307, Yandex
3 November 2012
  • Pros: Пропускаю.
  • Cons: 1 Мать асус р8z77-v при установке на штатное место неприятно удивила. Два отверстия для крепления вентиля проца пришлись на ребро отверстия установки проца, не верящим готов выложить фото, где "болгаркой пришлось выпиливать два полукруга для нормальной фиксации пластин. 2 Воткнуть два sata шлейфа при установке ssd драйва на внешнюю сторону пластины крепления матери тоже не возможно без модернизации болгаркой. По счастью к ssd прилагался переходник для установки в штат...
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