Date: October 16th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
First of all, let's take a look at the numbers. At 19 X 8.7 X 17 inches, the Fatal1ty would be classified as a mid-tower case. At a shade over 27.5 pounds, it would also be classified as a heavy mid-tower case. Wait, a mid-tower aluminum case that weighs over 27 pounds? How can this be? Well, it's because the FC-ZE1 is constructed almost entirely of 5mm (a hair over 3/16 of an inch) aluminum plate. We'll discuss this in more detail later on, but suffice it to say that this case is sturdy. It will accept ATX motherboards and power supplies, as well as uATX mobos. Three fans with red LEDs are included along with the Zalman ZM-MC1 multi-connector. The Fatal1ty case has an acrylic side window and comes in any color you like, as long as you like black. The rest of the specifications are self-explanatory, and I'm going to save discussion of some of the other features for later. Trust me, it's worth the wait; there are some very cool features in this case.
The case arrived in this rather unassuming cardboard carton.
Inside, the Fatal1ty case is protected by a heavy plastic bag and nestled securely between two foam blocks.
Here it is, straight out of the packaging. The window is covered with a protective film, hence the green tinge. It's a nice looking case, if you don't mind the white logos and informative text printed at various locations.
Inside the case is an English/Korean manual and a white box that contains the various accessories needed for installation.