Introduction (Cont’d)

Zalman GS1000 has a 120 mm fan on its top, protected by a fancy cover, as shown in Figure 5. We will talk about this fan later. On the top part of the case you can also find a panel containing two USB ports, a FireWire port and mic in and headphone jacks. Unfortunately the USB ports are too close to each other, preventing you from installing two “fat” USB devices at the same time, like USB drives. We also think that this case could have an eSATA port here.

Zalman GS1000 caseFigure 5: Top panel.

Zalman GS1000 caseFigure 6: Connectors found on the top panel.

Finally we have the rear panel in Figure 7. On this case the power supply is installed on the lower section of the case. What is different on this case is that it comes with a handle for you to attach to your power supply. This case also has a 120 mm fan on its rear panel and two holes for hoses from water cooling devices. These holes use a rubber cover, so you won’t need to break anything on your case to have them available. The side panels are attached to the case through thumbscrews, which is great.

Zalman GS1000 caseFigure 7: Rear panel.

Zalman GS1000 caseFigure 8: Handle for the power supply.

This case comes with a pair of good-quality feet, which is recommended to use if you add fans on the bottom of the case (more about these fans in the next page).

Zalman GS1000 caseFigure 9: Feet.

Let’s see how GS1000 looks like inside.


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.