of the Zalman TNN 500A case
286mm x 607mm x
400mm (11.25" x 24" x 15.75")
21 kgs (46 lbs) including PSU, various assemblies, hard disk heat
sink (ZM-2HC1), bolts, heat pipes, and heat sink blocks.
Completely built system will weight about the same in this case as
it would on a Thermaltake Xaser III.
Aluminium, 5-7 mm thick in smooth, black finish.
One in front and one at rear.
Supply: 300 watt (with heat dissipated via the case i.e. no fan).
Higher wattages are available as options.
USB: 2 x USB 2.0 at front provided the motherboard has a USB
header. USB ports are hidden behind the door. Cable gaps at the
bottom of the case allow USB devices to stay plugged in even when
the door is shut.
Standard ATX and micro ATX boards up to 4 x 5.25" (according
to the listed specs; we found only 3) and 6 x
3.5" devices. "Internal" and "external"
is a bit blurred on this case so you can consider them all
internal... or all external :-)
points to note:
case comes with a variety of extras including extra bolts,
nuts and attachments, a detailed manual, and a choice of
graphics card heat sinks. There's bound to be one in there to
fit most AGP graphics cards in the market today.
pictures suggest that - in addition to the two handles at the
top of the case - there's a handle on each of the doors but
some units of the case do not have these handles. The door is
still just as easy to open though.
cardboard box and foam that the case comes packaged in is
sufficient to keep the empty case safe from all except the
most destructive couriers. However, stick a motherboard, CPU,
AGP card, all the heat sinks, a hard disk or two and a couple
of optical drives, and the weight adds up fast. If you intend
shipping a fully built PC in this case it may not take the strain
of what the couriers throw at the case. We've developed our
own design of packing for this case which is a lot studier and
available for purchase as an optional item. Our packing has
the added advantage that it's a plain brown box without any
Zalman branding, so you're not advertising the fact that
there's an expensive computer in the box. More details in due
need more than just a screwdriver. The side panels need an
Alan key (provided in the package).
says that future options will include: Redundant PSUs, On-board UPS, SDRAM solid state hard disk, No-Fan Amplifier, Power meter, Volt meter, and Security system.
we like about the case