Top-Tier Chassis Zalman H1 Review

Zalman has long been deprived of a full-tower flagship PC chassis, after it discontinued the line of GS1200. The anticipation of a new etalon was accompanied by an overall market uncertainty as for the future of desktop platforms. Luckily, laptops and tablets couldn’t fully satisfy the customers’ growing needs, so Zalman decided to fire off with a new top-tier case, entitled H1. Stylish and magnetic from outside, this model has a lot of interesting options in the bins. Let’s have a look at them.



Key Features


Zalman H1 is a full-tower case, featuring 561x238x570 mm dimensions. The chassis is made of steel, aluminum and a high-quality plastic, with exterior and interior totally painted black. Internal layout allows for the installation of motherboards with elongated PCBs, including E-ATX and XL-ATX models. The model houses three external bays for 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for 2.5-/3.5-inch drives as well as nine expansion slots.


The case boasts some …

Meet Run-of-the-Mill VA209N Monitor from Asus

Asus is known for designing not only gaming or enthusiast solutions. Its portfolio is rich in products, intended for average users. The 19.5-inch monitor, entitled VA209N, belongs to this echelon. It is positioned as an office device, due to the thick frames and a run-of-the-mill stand (angle of gradient is the only adjustment option). Featuring 454.6x376.3x189.6 mm dimensions, the model fits any environment.



Asus VA209N is based on IPS panel which boasts 1440x900 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The monitor comes with wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), a large viewing area of 418x262 mm, and 80M:1 dynamic contrast. The model’s top brightness index achieves 250 cd/m2, while the response time lags behind its competitors – only 14 ms.


The VA209N offers up to 83/76 Hz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate as well as 16.7 million of displayed colors. The I/O panel accommodates only two ports: DVI-D and D-Sub. Hence, the typical power consumption index …

Spire Tricer 1411 Chassis

The micro ATX PC series has been recently joined up by the Tricer 1411 model. This new PC framework matches the up-to-date specification benchmark and system architecting norms. The Tricer 1411 possesses all special aspects, necessary for a Micro ATX tower case, among which one can find 4 × 120 mm fan mountings and a 120 mm black fan on the rear.



The front design is simple and stylish, though featuring full functionality. Spire Tricer 1411 chassis is designed out of 0.45 mm SPCC steel and is easy to assemble. The Optical, HDD or SSD Drives can be mounted. There are USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and AC97/HD audio ports on the front panel.

Key features:

• Front 1×USB 3.0, 2×USB 2.0 and HD/AC97/AUDIO

• SD/TF card reader

• Solid steel construction

• Compatible with Micro ATX mainboards

• Easy to install

• Refined internal area design

• Enough place for 2×92 mm and 2×120 mm cooling fans

• 1×120 mm black cooling fan on the rear in standard samples

• 2 …
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