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Windows 7: Zelman z11 plus Opinions

06 Apr 2014   #1
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Zelman z11 plus Opinions

So i have a Cit Vantage Case.
But i really don't like it, so last night i ordered a Zelaman Z11 Plus.
Opinions on this case.
Here are some pics of my current case.




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06 Apr 2014   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Harribo2014, If you have already ordered it, I think our opinions of it do not really matter. However, it seems to get fairly good reviews from most people. The main drawback with the case seems to be that there is very little space between the motherboard and the rear panel, making cable management very difficult. Cable management is important both for looks and for airflow inside the case. Poor cable management inside the case impedes airflow and makes the components run hotter. It also has a front panel USB 3.0 connection. The connection has no motherboard header so must be routed outside the case an plugged into the USB 3.0 ports on the rear of the case. An adapter can be purchased to convert it to an internal motherboard header. It also has limited fan options, if noise is a concern for you. 120mm fans are the largest that come with the case, but can be converted to 140mm fans if you purchase extra fans. That matters because again, airflow is very important in a computer and the smaller the fans the higher the RPMs have to be to put out a sufficient amount of air. The higher the RPMs, the more noise created. In my opinion, I'm sure you considered price when making the purchase. But, once you consider the adapter for USB 3.0 and 4 quality fans to improve airflow. The cost increases to where you could have bought a better case without some of the problems the Zelman has and had an easier and better build. I cannot over emphasize the importance of very good airflow inside a computer. Heat is the biggest enemy of all computer components.
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06 Apr 2014   #3
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice. Happy birthday!
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29 Jun 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I know this post was a while ago but it has given me a chance to test it.

To be honest its a very good entry level case.

im saving up for a 770D now though
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29 Jun 2014   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

I'm glad you like the case. cases are pretty personal decisions, as long as they provide the basic functions, especially good cooling. What I may like, you may not and vice versa. It is up to personal preference, as long as there is good cooling and they will hold what you need to put in them.
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29 Jun 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm glad you like the case. cases are pretty personal decisions, as long as they provide the basic functions, especially good cooling. What I may like, you may not and vice versa. It is up to personal preference, as long as there is good cooling and they will hold what you need to put in them.
Couldn't agree more, its down to personal opinion. like on my next build i have decided to ditch the led lights.
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29 Jun 2014   #7
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HLPTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm glad you like the case. cases are pretty personal decisions, as long as they provide the basic functions, especially good cooling. What I may like, you may not and vice versa. It is up to personal preference, as long as there is good cooling and they will hold what you need to put in them.
Couldn't agree more, its down to personal opinion. like on my next build i have decided to ditch the led lights.
Really bad decision. Everyone knows red lights makes your computer faster. I thought you knew that. The right stickers help too.
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29 Jun 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Haha, I heard that a backlit keyboard gives you 0.6mhz extra!
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29 Jun 2014   #9
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

It's actually 1GHz if you have a matching mouse with red LEDs on it.
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29 Jun 2014   #10
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No red means your overheating. Blue however is the boss.
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