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 …

Deepcool Debuts with the First Mid-Tower Case Entitled Pangu

Deepcool has been producing high-efficiency cooling solutions for many years in a row. Nonetheless, the company decided to expand its production line with PC cases. Deepcool Pangu is the first company’s elaboration in this segment. It is developed in a mid-tower form-factor and comes in two color variations – black and white. Upon the whole, the case features an unpretentious design, but is ready to amaze every user by internal layout.



Therefore, Pangu is predestined for ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, as well as for ATX-compatible PSUs. It accommodates seven PCI Express expansion slots, three mounting seats for 5.25-inch drives, and a couple of removable baskets for the installation of up to six drives (either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch standard). Mounting process does not require the involvement of any special tools.


Deepcool Pangu boasts the availability of multiple bays for fans fixture. There are two mounting seats for 120 mm fans in the frontal part of the chassis. If …

‘Cubic’ Chassis Corsair Carbide Air 540 Review

Corsair is renowned for the whole galaxy of products designed for contemporary PC platforms. Its PSUs, memory modules, SSDs, cooling solutions, peripherals, and cases are widely incorporated in desktop and mobile segments. The latter count a list of series, targeted various customers with various needs. The most peculiar one is Carbide series that currently consists of eight models. Carbide Air 540 differs from its comrades, in the first place, by its cubic framework and, in the second place, by its mini-tower height but midi-tower internal spacing. Those are not the only attractions of the model, since Corsair always offers more than it’s seen on the surface.



Design and Ergonomics


Corsair Carbide Air 540 features 458x322x419 mm dimensions and is distinguished by a rather strict design. Exterior and interior facets are totally painted black, except for ‘Corsair’ label and sockets with inscriptions. The case is made of thin steel but for the external plastic panels …
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