The Zalman Z3 Iceberg Is Not A Titanic Enclosure
A Familiar Case
The Zalman Z3 Iceberg will remind you of a few cases from other manufacturers; apart from subtle branding on the front the base design is the same as several other cases. That is not a bad thing, it helps keep the cost under $100 while still offering a well designed interior for you to work in. That maturity shows in the large number of grommets and cut outs to make cable management easier, not to mention the two Velcro straps which come with the case.
There is space for four 2.5″ SSDs as well as a removable bay that increases that by another two drives of either 3.5″ or 2.5″ though the solid front panel means no 5.25″ bays for you to populate. Those choosing to air cool can install up to three 120/140mm fans in the front, a single 120mm in the back and either two 140mm fans or three 120mm on the top. It only comes with two preinstalled 120mm fans, so you may want to include additional fans in your budget. If you prefer watercooling you can add in a 360/280mm in the front, a 120mm in the back and a 240mm rad on top.
TechPowerUp did find some things about the Z3 Iceberg unsatisfactory, over and above the lack of fans. Zalman chose plastic to make the thumbscrews and the front panel does not seem as strong as it should be. Get the good, bad and ugly about the Zalman Z3 Iceberg here.
The Z3 Iceberg is available in either black or as a white version with a few little touches of black here and there. We got the white variant for review, so let's dive right in.