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Z1 Neo Midi Tower Case - BlackZalman enjoys a high profile as a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance and individually shaped coolers. In comparison, the small but fine housing section usually takes a back seat. Wrong, because in this segment as well, Zalman shines with its visually striking appearance and high functionality. After the big 1000 models, the manufacturer now completes its own range with the Z-housings also in the Midi-Tower segment.
The Z1 Neo Midi-Tower represents the current high-end version of the Z1 case series and offers many features for a fair price: Three pre-installed fans ensure a good airflow inside the case, which is high-end gaming can host graphics cards and offers many built-in options for hard drives.
The Z1 Neo is also visually convincing with its chic design, so the LED fans in the front are positioned behind a mesh grid, which itself lies behind long-drawn slats in the front panel. The Power and Reset buttons are located on the side of the front bezel, while the three USB ports are located on the top of the front panel.
Both sides have large, outwardly arched cuts, which slightly increase the volume of the tower. The cutout on the left-hand side part also has a window made of acrylic glass, which rewards a particularly thoughtful installation of the hardware with a view into the interior of the black-lacquered housing.
The mainboard tray features cable cut-outs and a large backplate recess to safely mount CPU coolers that can be up to 160mm. The power supply unit is installed in the floor and the ventilation slot under the PSU is provided with a dust filter. Graphics cards can be up to 375 mm long and seven PCI panels allow the installation of additional plug-in and expansion cards.
For data storage installation, the Z1 Neo offers a hard drive cage at the bottom of the front, which can hold up to three 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives. Another 2.5- or 3.5-inch data storage can be installed under the 5.25-inch drive slot, where the installation is done here without tools. In addition, an SSD can be installed behind the motherboard tray.
- Dimensions: 203 x 445 x 464 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel (body), plastic (front, cover)
- Weight: about 6 kg
- Color: Black
- Form factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Fan: 2x 120 mm (front, pre-installed, blue LED), 1x 120 mm (back, pre-installed)
- Filter: power supply
- Drive bays: 1x 5.25 inches (external), 4x 3.5 / 2.5 inches (internal, HDD cage, tool-less), 1x 2.5 inches (internal)
- Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion Slots: 7
- I / O-Panel: 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x per Audio In / Out
- Maximum graphics card length: 375 mm
- Maximum height CPU cooler: 160 mm