Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman
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Zalman has chosen a rather plain carton for the Z9 series cases, presumably to keep costs down, but it's very sturdy and provides the user with virtually all the information he/she needs. Inside…
…Zalman uses a tried-and-true shipping scheme, with the case protected by a plastic bag sandwiched between two Styrofoam blocks. While the carton showed some distress, the Z9 Plus arrived in pristine condition.
Plastic film further protects the acrylic windows and other shiny bits from scratches and abrasions. It's clear that Zalman takes as much care with their budget cases as they do with their upper echelon offerings.
A heavy zippered pouch holds the manual, installation hardware and a number of zip-ties along with an extension cable for the auxiliary CPU power connector. Usually, a rather skimpy accessory kit means a full-featured interior with a lot of tool-free features. We'll see.