|Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Black Mid-Tower Gaming Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 06 September 2007|
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Zalman GT1000 Computer Case Review
I very seldom find myself in awe of any product design these days, since most manufacturers are more willing to produce a good product that can be mass produced than a truly great product requiring extensive effort. It doesn't happen often, but I have recently discovered the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000, a beautiful black high-end gaming mid-tower ATX computer case that has refined itself to the point of prestige. Hardware enthusiasts and hardcore gamers will delight in this fine chassis, and Benchmark Reviews offers you something you are not likely to find again for some time: innovation.
Zalman offers their GT1000 (SKU 40GT0100) in two colors: black, which is perfect for matching most components available; and titanium, which truly stands beside itself and has a look of premium high-class seldom seen in a mid-tower ATX case. Recently Benchmark Reviews has also seen many other manufacturers' attempts at creating high-end computer cases, and they have all fallen short of the mark. Among the top contenders were the Lian Li PC-B20A Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case and the Antec P182 Performance One ATX Case, but neither really took the crown as king of the hill (although the PC-B20A did receive our Golden Tachometer Award). Will it be any different this time? I'm sure Zalman would like this kind of news, but you will have to wait and see.
About the company: Zalman USA
Zalman Tech Co. is a Korean company that develops and provides aftermarket desktop computer products primarily for cooling enhancement. Zalman has done considerable product development since its 1999 founding, and now holds several patents focusing on both cooling and noise-reduction. Personal computer systems can generate significant heat and noise, the management of which is important for those wanting to modify brand-name computers, and also people wanting to personally assemble a system themselves.
Zalman products most notably include specialized heat sink and fan solutions for CPU's. In addition, Zalman also produces very quiet power supplies, computer water cooling systems, motherboard chipset coolers, graphics card heat sink and fan combos, laptop coolers, and hard disk cases that lower temperature and also reduce noise. Zalman was the first manufacturer of a completely fanless case; It used a fin based design to dissipate heat with heat generating components like the graphics card and motherboard transferring heat to the case body via a system of heat pipes and radiators.
Despite the fact that computers have become commonplace at home and at workplaces for a long time, true user-friendliness of the computers is still a long shot. At Zalman Tech, we strive to make that goal a closer reality through extensive research and development of our products. We were the world's first in reducing computer noise down to lower than 20dB, thus creating a more user-friendly computing environment. Now it is possible to use a computer without distracting noise and to form high fidelity audio system or home theatre system without ambient noise.