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Zalman MS800 ATX Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Zalman

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I had to dig around a bit, but I was able to locate all of the hardware. There is an 8-pin extension cable, a Zalman case badge and five wire ties. On the right is a pair of fan screws, seven standoffs, four PSU screws, and a handful of screws for the motherboard, optical drives and storage drives mounting.




Also laying in the bottom of the case was this ZA9225ASL fan that is sent to be added onto the GPU support system. With the way it mounts, you can set this fan at almost any angle to allow users to put air where it is needed the most.




The manual for the MS800 is also the manual that works on its sister case, the MS800 Plus. The manual is printed in black on plain white paper, and is a cost cutting measure that is well employed on something we use once and it sits in the box for ever after.




After a preamble and a specs chart, the manual jumps right into covering all of the included hardware on the left, but on the right it gets right into the control panel and below shows what each button, connection, or switch does, and even covers how the fan control dial works.




After showing me where the standoffs go, and showing me how to remove the expansion slot covers, the manual covers how to use the GPU support system. You can see they show the installation of the fan at the top half, leaving the bottom half to support three cards in the bottom half.




I went ahead and mounted my SSD into one of the tray, but I flipped it over so you can see what it going on. While the top has taps on the sides for a floppy drive or card reader, under the tray you have eight holes drilled and marked for 2.5" and 3.5" drive installations.




The support system comes with three of the support tabs installed on it already. The two at the right will be used to mount the 92mm fan in a moment, leaving four extra clips. In reality you can only run three heavy video cards in here, so essentially you have an extra clip if one should break. To use them, just unscrew the cap, put the stem into the gap in the long bar, and then screw the cap back on when the tab is where you want it to do its job.

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