CES 2012 CoverageBosco - January 19, 2012
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We were drawn into the Zalman booth by the sight of several cases and a three monitor setup running the latest Call of Duty game. There were several cases on display, and a helpful representative showed us around. The first case that we saw was the Z11 Plus, which featured a side window and an area on top of the case for your cell phone or external hard drive. The ATX mid tower case also has a bottom-mounted PSU and seven hard drive bays.
There was a separate Z11 case that Zalman filled up with high-end components, including several of its own. The ZM1000-HP Plus PSU was powering a system that featured two video cards and several hard drives. The 80 PLUS SILVER certified PSU has 90% efficiency and four 12V rails. The CNPS20LQ liquid cooler is a self contained unit that will make it easy to get into water cooling without having to buy all the individual components.
Next up was the full tower GS1200, which features a roomy interior and several case fans. The front of the case has two fans that can be brought down to reveal three hot-swappable hard drives behind each fan. The Z9 Plus is another mid-tower case with a side window and mesh ventilation on the top and front of the case. The Plus series features a two-channel fan controller with a temperature display on the front of the case. Two channels likely won't be enough to control all the fans as there is room for seven of them in this case.