The Zalman Z5 conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 490mm x 205mm x 460mm.
|Release Date||17 Dec 2012||Front Fans||1|
|Form Factor||ATX||Front Fans Size||120mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Top Fans||2|
|Material||Steel||Top Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||7||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3||Bottom Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||3||Bottom Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||2||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Tool-less Rails||no||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Length||490mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||330mm|
The Zalman Z5 has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 490mm x 205mm x 460mm.
The Zalman Z5 has seven expansion slots, so there is plenty of 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 a couple of extra free hard drives with the three 3.5" drive bays that are also available. In addition, you can mount an SSD without having to use an adapter, as the Zalman Z5 has two 2.5" drive bays.
Made primarily of Steel, the Zalman Z5 is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. 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.