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Hardware Zalman Z-Machine GT1000

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 26 Jul 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    I bought one of these, took the sides off and crawled through it as your article suggested. Unfortunately, I cut myself during the process and as such will be suing bit-tech for one meelion dollars!


    :p
     
  3. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Does a GTX8800 fit? (or 2)
     
  4. Tim S

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    There is plenty of room :)
     
  5. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    One reason that puts this case in the "too expensive" category: it doesn't appear to fit anything larger than an ATX mainboard for what you pay. Looks good otherwise.
     
  6. DarkLord7854

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    Was very interested by it.. till I saw the price :p
     
  7. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Joe wasn't as won over by this case as I was. Personally, i think it's gorgeous!!!!!! The quality of construction is without rival and some of the little touches are shear genius. Sure it doesn't fit other form factors and some of the scibbling on the side looks a bit out of place but overall I'd say it's worth every penny.

    As for how the hard drive bays work. Each bay is surrounded by rubber cushioned metal rollers that enable you to simply slide the hard drive into place. A final roller then fits over the end of the disk to lock it into place.

    To mount the disks on the bottom bays, you attach four special rubber coated screws to the sides of the hard disk then mount the screws in the clamps that are fixed to the bottom of the case. The 'traditional' stacked hard drive bays can accommodate four drives so you shouldn't need to use these bottom mounts unless you're a serious storage nut.
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    you pay for quality.....
     
  9. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Zalman joins the ranks of companies that make l33t cases :rolleyes:
    Who on earth had the idea to plaster Z-MACHINE all over the sides *sigh* , cant wait for a OMG FARTAL1TAAH PWNZ J000!! edition of this'un

    Hideously overpriced and no PSU? 6/10 for value is being pretty damn generous imo.
    You do pay for quality, but nearly £100 more than lian-li's top dogs?
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Yes, but consider what you get: aluminium is very expensive and the sides are really thick!
     
  11. DarkLord7854

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    Then can I just buy it without the thick side panels and a 150$ discount? :D
     
  12. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Lol, this is based on a case originally designed by/for Fatal1ty, http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/cases/gt1000.

    They may do another Fatal1ty variation on this one again, who knows.

    Er, no PSU? You kidding me! You pay £150 for an uber PSU anyway, how on earth do you think a PSU could be incorporated into that price?!
     
  13. Mister_Tad

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    the panels are thick indeed (a bit like the panels on the newest lian-lis in fact), but its still 50-70% more expensive than an otherwise top of the line (and far better looking imo) case from lian-li, antec et al.

    What I'm saying about the PSU is that if it did have a decent PSU with it, it may justify the price. Its £100 more than most very good cases, which can pick up a pretty damn good psu.
     
  14. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    i think i screwed up years ago when i bought my pc-71.

    all other case seem to fail in comparison. don't get me wrong - this one comes close ... but i'm not much for the company logos screened all over.
    when i get around to building a new box, i am at a total loss as to which way i will go. i don't think the price tag is justified in this case. if it was 200$, i would consider it. 350$ - no bloody way.
     
  15. Guest-16

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    It's the same with the PC60: it was what, £65 6 years ago? Now it sets a benchmark for cheap cases that no one else has yet attained imo.
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    PC-60 was £80-£100 4 years ago. I know because I bought my PC-61 for £80 and thought it was a right bargain.
     
  17. wafflesomd

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    Stupidly high price.
     
  18. Snaek

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    Looks pretty good but "Z-Machine"? Seriously? :hehe:
     
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    bit daft having the front fans so close against a solid drive cage.
     
  20. ChromeX

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    awesome looks, horrible price!
     
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