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    Reviews - Zalman H1

    Auto Heat Ventilation on a £100 full-tower chassis.
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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Not a fan of those gimmicky vents as they're just another thing that could break and don't really provide any noticeable benefits. It's also really quite ugly.

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Am I racist for laughing really really hard at the guy's accent in the video explaining what "auto heat ventilation" is ? Because I can't stop.

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Surely one of the best cases Zalman has released for a few years?

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    With my next PC build, I will fit airbags in case of a system crash!
    Last edited by theleader; 06-10-2014 at 03:15 PM. Reason: it's mine!

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Quote Originally Posted by george1979 View Post
    Not a fan of those gimmicky vents as they're just another thing that could break and don't really provide any noticeable benefits. It's also really quite ugly.
    Actually they do, you have to dig into the functionality a bit more.
    The Top fans are tied to the vents, so the vents only open when the top fans are on, so in auto mode both the top vents are shut and top fans off while the temp is below the threshold, this greatly adds to noise reduction, not only have you less fans making noise but you're also blocking a vent that noise can leak out of.

    Lack of sound absorbing material is a bit of a let down, as is the miss matched bezel & panel colour (which you always get unless the manufacture goes that one further step and paints the bezel as well as the panels. (one thing I do applaud corsair for doing)

    I don't think the thick bezels are that bad and they've made them wider than the actual case so they can over lap and hide some seams eg the top metal panel.
    In fact making those bezels a different colour would probably look better than not quite matching the panel paint colour/finish.
    They've done a good job on the fake brushed aluminium look to the bay covers and vent covers on the bezel

    The hard drive trays are good, use some fairly thick rubber between the trays and the drive cage, unlike most rails/trays which often just have some thin rubber washers between the tray/rail and the drive, but some of the better anti-vibration drive mounting has always been a zalman strong point.

    One thing I would ask for in the review is "how much space is there behind the right side panel for cables?"
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    There isn't a huge amount of room behind the motherboard tray, so re-attaching the notched panel can be a chore if cables aren't neatly tied.
    is ok, but sticking a ruler back there to give us an actual number would of been better.

    All told I think cost and competition is going to be an issue for the H1 at £100 it's up against some very good cases.

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Does anyone else feel that Zalman took the Alienware approach for their heat dissipation?
    "Nothing is safer than a giant snowball whipping through space...at a million miles an hour"

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Great looking case, tempted to replace my thermaltake one

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    Re: Reviews - Zalman H1

    Might be a nice case to get, I like the heat ventilators on the top...

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