A Look Inside
Getting inside the case is pretty easy, just remove the two thumbscrews on the side panel and slide it off. Removing at installing side panels on this case is very easy. Once inside we can see that Zalman has gone with a contrasting black inside, honestly I would have liked to have seen white.
Starting at the front of the case we have the two 5.25-inch drive bays. These bays of course support 5.25-inch devices, but also 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. These can also be completely removed from the case.
Moving down we have two 120 mm intake fans. The front of the case also supports two 140 mm fans or water cooling radiators up to 280 mm.
The front of the case actually pops off pretty easily, just pull on it from the bottom. Once removed we find a small filter for the front intake. You will need to remove the front of the case if you want to change the fan configuration at the front or add water cooling.
This case features a large power supply cover, which is slowly becoming something standard we see in all cases. This cover extends almost to the front of the case, I really don’t think you would be able to do a push-pull setup on the front because of the length of the cover. The power supply cover has a ventilated section towards the front that is where your hard drives will go. There are two cable routing holes on the cover and a large Zalman logo across the front of it.
Taking a look at the motherboard tray this case supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. There are quite a few (7) cable routing holes on the motherboard tray and almost all of them have the rubber inserts installed, which will protect your cables. Towards the front of the case we have two SSD mounts.
At the top of the case you are going to find two more 120 mm fans. These fans are blue LED fans. That makes a total of 5 included fans, which is quite a lot!
The top of the case also pops off pretty easily. Here we can see the two fans installed up top, sadly the mounting positions do not extend to the front of the case so you are limited to dual 120 mm fans or water cooling radiators up to 240 mm.
Taking the opposite side panel of the case off we can get a look at how the rest of the case is set up. The first thing that catches my eye is the three velcro cable organizers. These will really help organize all of your cables once you get everything installed. At the bottom of the case is your power supply mount, this case does have room for full-size ATX power supplies.
Towards the front of the case we have the hard drive cage. This case has two trays inside, so you have room for two hard drives.
The trays are tool-less and easily come out of the cage. The trays themselves are made of plastic and support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. 3.5-inch hard drive installation will be tool-less, but for 2.5-inch drives you will need to use screws.
Doing a measurement at the back of the case we can see there is just under an inch of space between the back of the motherboard tray and the back of the case. This should be more than enough room to route cables.