Zalman Z9-U3 reviews

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This computer case is a good all rounder.

£53 – £63 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
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Anil, Birmingham Budget builder

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice and sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, USB 3, temperature read out and a basic fan controller. It has good front to rear airflow, a H100 can be installed at the top (or a custom water loop radiator).
Bad points:
I gave a 9 for compatibility because the USB 3 ports on the front panel only connect using standard connector which I can't connect onto the motherboard header, there is the option to route the wires out through the pci area so you can plug them into the back panel but it's not ideal for me. The top was slightly more difficult to take off than expected.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2012

Scott , London PC enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does look sexy but front panel does let it down somewhat in the looks department.
Under the MoBo tray is a good few centimeters for cable management.
Keeps my system nice and cool with a average temperature of around 26°.
Dustfilters are a great addition. Easy to pop off and on and plain to see how much dust they actually filter.
With the stock fans, its not loud but you definitely know its on. I replaced the top exhaust fan and front intake to quieter products and now its just right for me to not annoy me.
All in all a very good case. looks good, spacious, quiet (to a degree) and above all; quality for not so much money.
Bad points:
Front panel is a little disgusting. all the necessary elements are there, it just doesn't look very nice. the front panel I/O usb's etc sits in a what essentially is a drive bay and is not part of the chassis. A good point to this is that it could be modded or replaced but you get what you pay for.
Internal USB3 are simply USB3 plugs designed to run out the back of the computer and into a back panel port and not motherboard headers
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2012

Nick, Leeds

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cable management system is very handy, the whole case looks and feels very sleek and well put together. Dust filters on the air intake fan grilles are a nice touch as well, keeps the inside of the case nice and clean.
Bad points:
USB 3.0 ports on the front I/O panel, the connectors don't match the one on my motherboard, they are standard USB plugs so the only way I can see them working is as extenders to the ones on my motherboard's rear I/O. Also, the case has a tendency to rattle during operation as well.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2012

Kevin, Hebden Bridge

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Well appointed case at the price. Quality finish, plenty of features, easy to build into, & has good airflow to keep everything cool without being noisy.
Looks good without the 'aggressive' appearance of many cases in it's class.
No other case in this price range comes close. Very good value.
Bad points:
USB 3 internal leads are really just pass-throughs for connecting to rear mainboard USB ports, & too short to route without crossing the mainboard. Would be better with the option of a 19 pin connection to mainboard USB3 header, otherwise an adaptor is needed.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2012

Pullin,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's been years since I last built a machine. In the past I'd always end up with cuts on my fingers due to sharp edges. But this case gave no such issue. Really well made with good quality materials.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Oct 2012

James , Preston Happy, Funny, Average intelligence

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Looks cool
Keeps the inside cold
Easy to assemble
Bad points:
Didn't fit my motherboard screws correctly
USB 3 at the back was hard work
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 4.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2013

Macaulay, Manchester IT Business User

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent case, All the cables are neatly tied together and ready to connect up. Plenty of space for all the components and plenty of screws and bolts are included. Also looks a lot more expensive!!
Bad points:
None at all
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Nov 2012

 

Manufacturer's Description

Front mesh cover with dust filters
Black interior coating
Tool free HDD installation with anti-vibration rubber
Supports 290mm long graphics cards
Supports up to 7 system fans (2 supplied) *
Four USB2.0 ports *
Supports up to 5 system fans (3 supplied) *
2-channel fan controller with temperature display *

Two USB3.0 and two USB2.0 ports **


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