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 …

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ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


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Nanoxia, a famous developer of PC hardware components from Germany, has just started the sales of its newest elaboration – Deep Silence 6 case. The new-comer is designed in midi-tower form-factor, featuring 644x250x655 mm dimensions. Its major privilege is practically noiseless operation that has been achieved due to the employment of dedicated noise-attenuating materials. Moreover, in order to reduce the vibrations, the company employed rubber inlets in PSU and drive bays site localizations, as long as special soft feet on the chassis.



Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 comes in two framework variations: with absolutely blind side panel and with a transparent window of one of the sides. Besides, the customers are able to choose between three available color variations – white, black and gray – to fully satisfy their needs in design. The frontal panel of all the modifications is covered by two lids; the lower lid is larger in dimensions than the top one.


As for the internal …
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