Introduction and Specifications

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.

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

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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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