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Zalman MS1000-HS2 Mid-Tower ATX Case Review

Manufacturer: Zalman

Introduction and Specifications

Zalman's MS1000-HS2 merges form and function into mid-tower case

Photo courtesy of Zalman

Zalman has been building high-end PC cases for several years now and their newest MS1000-HS2 is their new flagship mid-tower enclosure that features two hot swappable SATA storage bays, a sleek, windowless design, and a custom cooling solution. This $175 beast also has sound dampening features and a full steel chassis that is very sturdy. Let's dive right into all the features the MS1000-MS2 has to offer enthusiasts and PC builders.


Photo courtesy of Zalman

The back panel of the case includes support for external watercooling setups and a 120mm low-RPM fan. The plastic panel on top of the case can be removed to add a dual-radiator setup or an extra 120mm fan. Zalman includes two 120mm fans and one 92mm fan with the MS1000-HS2, but leaves room for users to add two more 120mm fans and another 92mm fan. That means this case can hold up to six fans for optimal cooling!


Photo courtesy of Zalman

The MS1000-HS2 weighs in at a hefty 26 lbs and features a unique steel
chassis with hybrid steel and plastic door panels. These door panels
also have a sound dampening material that helps reduce noise from case
fans and other hardware. The side panels also have unique handles, which we appreciate here at PC Perspective because we are always in and out of our PC cases so much.

Let's take a quick look at the MS1000-HS2's overall specifications and move onto the exterior features that come with this windowless beauty.


Zalman MS1000-HS2 technical specifications

Enclosure Type: Mid Tower

Dimensions: 200(W) x 500(H) x 560(D)mm (Feet included)

Weight: 12kg

Material: Plastic(ABS), Steel(GI)

Motherboard Compatibility: Standard ATX / Micro ATX

Power Supply Compatibility: Standard ATX / ATX12V

PCI/AGP Card Compatibility: Full Size (300mm)

5.25" Bays: 4

3.5" Bays: 6 x S-ATA HDD Hot-Swap

Cooling Components (Fans)

Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm or 140mm Fan (1 x 120mm Included)

Bottom Cooling: 1 x 120mm or 140mm Fan (Optional)

Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan

Internal Cooling: 2 x 92mm Fans(1 Fan Standard)

Expansion Card Slots: 7

Front I/O Ports: USB Port x 2, e-SATA Port x 1, Headphones x 1, Mic x 1

Available Colors: Black / White

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December 2, 2011 | 02:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I love this case. It's sleek and elegant. Building my Beast Machine in the Zalman was a great choice for me!!!

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