Date: November 12th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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Along with the manual, Zalman provides an accessory box containing case and drive screws, an allen wrench, a couple of cable management clips and the multi connector for the fans.
Here are some details from the manual that illustrate exactly what's included in the way of hardware, and an illustration of the multi connector and its connectivity options.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The main design change to the front of the GT1000 is that there are only four screws visible on the front panel, down from fourteen on the Fatal1ty. This makes for a much cleaner appearance, although I kind of liked the Fatal1ty's treatment, too. Otherwise the front panels of the two cases are very similar. There are four big bays, a single floppy bay, the I/O ports and the oval, meshed opening for the front intake fans.
All the front panel goodies are grouped horizontally just below the 3.5” bay cover. Here we find the power button, power LED, two HDD activity LEDs, speaker and microphone jacks, two USB ports and a FireWire port. On a high-end case like this, I'd really like to see an eSATA port here, as external devices with this format are likely to become more prevalent. Note the beveled edges of the cutouts. This is a design element that is seen almost everywhere on the GT1000 and gives it an elegant, finished look that I like very much.