The Zalman GS1200 conforms to the E-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX, E-ATX and Micro-ATX.
It is made of Aluminium and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 640mm x 260mm x 570mm.
|Release Date||16 Feb 2011||Front Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Form Factor||E-ATX||Top Fans||1|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Top Fans Size||200mm|
|Material||Aluminium||Top Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Expansion Slots||5||Side Fans Size||200mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3||Side Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||6||Rear Fans||1|
|2.5" Drive Bays||1||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Rear Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Length||640mm||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Width||260mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||3|
|Height||570mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||1|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||350mm||eSATA||yes|
|Front Fans||2||Audio IO||yes|
|Front Fans Size||80mm|
The Zalman GS1200 has a the E-ATX form factor. Extended ATX is a slightly deeper version of the ATX standard which is designed to provide all the advantages of ATX but with slightly more room. Using the E-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX, E-ATX and Micro-ATX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 640mm x 260mm x 570mm.
The Zalman GS1200 has five expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has three 5.25" drive bays, which is enough to house an optical drive and a couple of hard drives, while still having space for plenty more HDDs with the six 3.5" drive bays that are also available. You can even install an SSD or laptop-sized HDD using the one 2.5" drive bay. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Aluminium, the Zalman GS1200 is built to be strong, lightweight, and well-ventilated. This often comes at a price premium, but some see the benefits to be completely worth it. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.