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Zalman Z3 M ATX 💻 Tower Computer: A Compact and Powerful Machine Review



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Hard Disk Form Factor3.5 Inches
Cooling MethodAir
Motherboard CompatabilityATX
Item Weight5.5 Kilograms
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Description of Zalman Z3 M ATX 💻 Tower Computer: A Compact and Powerful Machine

Product Overview

The Zalman Z3 M ATX Tower Computer is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a high-performance computer case in the category of computer cases. With its multi-fan cooling system and wide band front mesh ventilation structure, it offers superior airflow and heat dissipation, ensuring optimal performance for your components.

Key Features and Specifications

Designed with convenience in mind, the Zalman Z3 M ATX Tower Computer case offers bottom PSU installation, allowing for efficient cable management and a cleaner interior. The front interface and fan controller provided enable...


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Revainrating 4 out of 5

Not a bad buy, well worth the money.

All the shortcomings are compensated by the price - I was very pleased with the purchase, I recommend it to anyone who wants a good case for a reasonable price. But you should not expect any premium from him, which the appearance may hint at.

  • Design (Especially the USB and audio top position, and also with a stand) Design: - lower location of the PSU - the ability to install a video card in the entire length of the case - clamps and mounts for HDD and BDR - well-thought-out cooling - the air inside really walks well Very quiet Price (3000, January 2022) The front cooler glows beautifully
  • Workmanship and materials: - very inexpensive plastic, feels so-so to the touch - the corners of the plastic panels can be sharp - can be scratched - some screws can jam because the holes are knocked out crookedly, or the threads are crooked (many wrote about the screws for fastening the video card support bar, but I had everything ok with them, but the bottom screw of one of the covers got stuck) A very narrow case - it is as wide as a classic case, but due to the possibility of hidden cable routing, its actual width from the motherboard to the lid is a little less than you would expect. Cooler-tower with a height of 160 mm climbed back to back There is very little space for laying wires behind the back cover - in order to close it, I had to distribute them quite strongly and put half of them behind the hard drives - it looks so-so, I will redo it, despite the fact that this is also the third attempt (for an hour and a half I tried to skip the wires like this so that it is beautiful and the lid closes) Either I didn’t figure it out, or it’s possible to constructively install an SSD in its place only crookedly The sled for installing the HDD is plastic, it is neither solid nor very reliable You can’t fix it without a sled, but I didn’t have enough of one of the sleds - as a result, there are really three places for the HDD and not four (it’s good that 3 was just enough for me) The lid fastenings are also quite simple with classic flaws - not everything always fits right the first time

Revainrating 4 out of 5

I like the product, the quality did not disappoint.

A good case, but with “jambs”, which is not critical for such a price. I've outlined the pros and cons, and I'll list a few more features below. As for the extra support bar. My video card with a width of 133 mm does not allow it to be installed, because the bar is strongly bent inside the case (see photo 5) and rests against the video card. Moreover, for a normal installation under such a video card, the bend should be 2 centimeters less. So for more or less wide video cards, complete support…

  • + Workmanship: I don’t know who complains about the thickness of the metal, I don’t bend anything, the body is moderately hard and not heavy. During assembly, I didn’t scratch or cut anywhere, the processing of the edges was done well. No lingering odor, which you would expect from an inexpensive case. + Excellent case ventilation, allowing you to assemble powerful systems in it. + The kit already comes with 4 coolers (front for blowing, rear and two more for blowing on top). Optionally, you can install another one in front, for blowing the basket with hard drives. + There is a simple speed controller for two fans (two speeds: LOW and HIGH), which is powered by MOLEX. The front fan is powered by the same connector. As a result, the case fans take up only one slot on the motherboard (the one that is SYS_FAN), which is very useful for further upgrades. + There is a basket for installing 4 hard drives through a sled and one SSD. This basket will not interfere with most video cards (for more details, see the comment). + Places for additional equipment (2 places under 5.25” and one 3.5”). + Presence of a USB 3.0 connector on the front panel
  • - Not enough space for wiring. Add literally 5mm and it would be just right, otherwise the lid has to press the protruding wires (see 1 photo) - The hole for the processor power cable is made very low and is almost completely covered by the motherboard. The wire itself crawls through, but you have to lay it before installing the motherboard into the case, keep this in mind (see 2 photos) - The power and reset buttons are flush with the panel, given that they are located on the edge of the system unit, accidental pressing and shutdown / reboot are possible. - The hard drive sled is not tight, it wobbles a little. - Very tight USB 3.0 header (maybe this is just my copy). When removing the block from the motherboard, I tore off its fastening. This is not fatal, everything got back, but still an unpleasant moment (see 3 photos, the black "plug" on the connector is what should be on the motherboard). - One-sided mounting of hard drives (removed from the left side, and connectors from the right), so when replacing, you will have to remove both side walls. - The slots under the SSD mount are made ill-conceived, you can’t get the power wire through them, you have to bend it a lot, instead of passing it through the hole (see 4 photos). - The fans included in the kit (one for intake and 3 for exhaust) create negative pressure inside the case, which potentially leads to increased dust clogging (since air begins to be sucked in from the slots bypassing the filters).

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Valuable purchase, nothing but pluses!

Bought 1 backlit fan. My components are quite hot: FX-8300 (95W nominal, I don’t know how much overclocking) and RX 480 (150W). Previously, the system worked only in an open case, and even then with temperatures, at best, average. Overheating occurred intermittently. Now the components have cooled down a lot: the CPU has slowed down by as much as 20 degrees (however, during the transplant, it had a thermal interface replaced), the video card is completely lazy and does not spin its fans above…

  • Workmanship (with some nuances - see shortcomings and comments), excellent cooling
  • Thin metal, slight buckling, defective front panel fastening, inconvenient fastening of devices 5.25

Revainrating 5 out of 5

The purchase brought only positive emotions.

Conclusion: a great case for your money! The only incomprehensible moment in this case is what are the two rubberized holes in the upper part of the case at the back? What their purpose is is unclear.

  • Plenty of space inside, there is the possibility of running cables in the rear separate space. A huge number of bolts, nuts, gaskets, screws, and so on. There are four pre-installed coolers, one of which is an LED one in the front (beautiful, damn it! ). The power supply is located at the bottom. Dust filters at the bottom under the PSU and in front. That is, they are on the verge. Drives 3.5 drive in and out on special plastic skids, which is cool, it's easier to change / check them. There is a built-in simplified reobas - the button is recessed - the two upper coolers work more slowly, if it is pressed out - faster. The glass for monitoring the insides is just made not too large, it is easier to wipe, otherwise the dust collects wildly. In general, I am satisfied. The box is definitely worth the money. Also, he's handsome. )
  • Well, only a minor nitpick - few dust filters. As, in my opinion, it would be better if they also stood on the blow, dust also accumulates there quite a bit during operation. It is clear that this would slightly worsen the ventilation, but still (with so many 120mm coolers, dust filters on the blower are unlikely to interfere with anything much). Another not the most convenient moment, as for me, is not enough space in the cable management compartment.

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Good product, good quality, not bad.

For your money - the tsar cannon in the world of buildings: once, having thoroughly rummaged in it, it will serve faithfully until the apartment falls apart

  • Roomy (2060 Super with three coolers + MSI B450 + high processor tower), well-ventilated, stylish and functional piece of plastic-metal box. Solid engineering scheme for cable management with shrinkage for PSU, HDD, SSD; rail for a heavy GPU + a bunch of screws and extra. sled for drives and file storage. A convenient platform next to the power button and USB outlets (I charge my phone there), stickers stick perfectly to the side wall, and the plastic window cannot be broken. Vibrogas legs and screws. Below the grass, the sound is quieter than the water.
  • Stock coolers sooner or later (I have the second case) will start to walk around, make noise and require replacement: but the external one - with backlight - is immortal, and only because of RGB it wants to be changed. It absorbs dust like you absorb glucose, so it requires monthly PCBs. The plastic window looks cheap :(

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Best I have ever used, great product for anyone!

I took it for 3200. Now it is 500 cheaper. For the price, this is an excellent purchase. Pros below: Excellent ventilation. 4 case coolers included. The top and front cover can be removed - cleaning from dust is no problem. The GTX 1080 video card and ATX motherboard with a 144 mm tower stood up clearly. The bottom location of the power supply. Convenient. Different cons: At the top and front filter caps, the attachments to the body are plastic in the form of a cone - they do not inspire…

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Reliable purchase, guaranteed to be a good purchase.

I liked it very much. Everything fit what I wanted and there is still room left. In terms of price and features, one of the best cases on the market. As for previous reviews about problems with the video card support bar, it’s easy for me to remove and install. also the sled for hard drives sit tight. Maybe a new batch.

  • Lots of free space. The ability to install a video card of almost any length. 4 places for hard drives and separately for SSD. 4 installed fans ! And there is room for a fifth.
  • Very little cable management space on the back

Revainrating 5 out of 5

A really necessary purchase, Im glad I found this product.

Choose the plus version. With its pros: Pretty good quality case. Compact. Sophisticated air circulation system. Dust filter in front and mesh under the PSU. Quiet fans. Video card bracket. Easy assembly and cabling. Video card R9-280 quietly entered. The edge of the card was fixed with a bar. And attached power wires to it. Thermaltake CPU cooler with 120 fan came in. There is still room left. Some cons: Connectors on the top edge of the panel. Sometimes the computer turned off in static when…

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Good product, not disappointed.

A very high quality system unit, although less spacious than my old one, at least in length. The twists of wires do not fit well, apparently, it is designed for detachable power wires.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Perfect purchase for me, exactly what I was looking for!

I dealt with a large number of cases, but in this budget this particular case is the best, well, or you can take its white version. The truth is terribly infuriates this dust-collecting hole from below. Got pros: Good body ventilation. Design without any frills. Ease of assembly. Great button and front panel layout. Cons: A PSU in such a case collects dust around the case if it is placed on the floor. Plus, the case itself absorbs a lot. Ideally, it would be covered with dust filters.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

I'm very happy with the product, it's very satisfying.

Some pros: Sturdy, not expensive, compact, a couple of coolers included and a panel with yusb. Different cons: Too small for a large motherboard, the power supply wires of the motherboard prevented us from inserting the dvd rom to the end, who doesn’t need a drive, everything will fit perfectly

Revainrating 4 out of 5

The product is good, there are only a few minor flaws.

Its pros: Beautiful, functional, 4 fans, connectors and buttons on the top panel, usb 3 in the front, a window on the side, dim lighting in the front. Cons: The front fan does not work, only glows. Only one 4-pin connector comes out of the front fan, when you connect it, it just glows, does not spin, is upset, I am attaching a photo. Not reliable fastenings of everything, they can easily start to scroll or not twist at all.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great value for money, one of the best offers.

I liked the case. Despite the fact that I laid out the wires inaccurately at the back, the lid still closed easily and everything turned out nicely from the front.

  • With all the discounts and coupons, it cost 3k. There are necessary compartments on the front panel. Not the thinnest metal. 4 coolers included.
  • Their fastening under DVD - something. Due to the fact that they only lock in a certain position, it is impossible to fit the drive perfectly.

Revainrating 2 out of 5

Dissatisfied with this product, bad to use.

The fastening of the usb hub inside the case is screwed up, flimsy metal, one support leg wobbles, they cannot be fixed. fastened with rivets, installation of all components is convenient, but not worth the money

  • 4 fans, easy installation of accessories
  • Not worth 4400r, liquid metal, the seller does not check for integrity.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Everything in the purchase suits, a very necessary product.

Pros: Proper location of the power supply unit allows you not to heat the interior space. The air for him is taken from below. And vopschim dust like a duster. Got cons: At the inputs for flash drives there is no protection against dirt, this is not clear.

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Good product, not disappointed.

I am satisfied with the hulls, because took it for 2.5k. Weaknesses are tolerable. Now at a cost of +4k, I would consider different options.

  • Read the review if functionality is more important to you than appearance. - I put 5 different motherboards in it for half a year. ATX, mATX, old on 1155, amd fx, and new on 1151v2. With different locations of sata ports, etc. Everything was convenient to connect and mount. Enough space. And there are no restrictions on the length of the card, the whole body is the length of the card. The only thing is that it is better to connect the wires for the power buttons and usb before placing the motherboard in the case. It will be hard to see and ATX boards get up right next to the PSU. - Good air intake on the front panel, unlike most other cases. - Plenty of space on the back cover for thick PSU wires. Multiple cutouts for different cable management options. Someone wrote that there is nowhere to put the extra wires from the PSU - they can be tied up and tied with a clamp near the PSU to the Hdd mounts. - High-quality plastic and metal, nothing accidentally breaks off inside and out. I have confidence that if you drop it, the computer will survive. The window is not glass, but this is not the same segment of the buildings. - Looks high quality, and IMHO: no lgbt backlight on fans for schoolchildren.
  • - Video card holder. AMD card owners, attention! Everything was great until I changed gtx660 to rx480 and then to rx580. The rx480 and 580 have an input for additional. the power supply is located just on the vertical line of the card holder, the wires interfere with it. As a result, you need to make holes in the case with a metal drill so that you can install the holder in another place. rx580 is heavy, I decided to put the case on the side cover for now. - Three fans for blowing air and only one for blowing in front of the case. For good cooling, on the contrary, you need three for blowing cold air, well, or at least two. - Difficult to remove front panel. To solve the second drawback with fans, you need to remove the cover and put another fan in front, since the case is designed for this. It is not intuitively clear how to remove it. My hands are crooked, I'm afraid to break, so I don't climb. - Inconvenient mount for ssd disk, which is located in the middle above the sections for hdd. Sata wires are inconvenient to stretch because of the metal in the middle. You can't mount it to the side of the wall. - Breakable rear panel plugs for video card output.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

The best thing for the money, I'm glad I chose this option.

The metal is thin and bends easily, it can be bent during assembly, there is no noise. You can still hear the HDD screws sometimes. 3 mowers are expensive, although there are 4 not noisy turntables. My power supply wires are too long, they all barely fit back.

  • Everything you need fit, big, black, well ventilated. Put 5 turntables does not make noise. In general, it suits my tasks.
  • Yes, everything seems to be fine.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great quality, did not expect at all for the price.

I was looking for something similar at a price of up to 6 thousand (I remind you that this 3150 cost me) and did not find it. Now the majority of cases have only 2 places for 3.5 HDDs, do not have a single bay for 5.25", and instead of an air intake from a mesh with a filter in front, it has a glass panel, which reduces cooling to nothing. Many fans are not scary. You can leave them at 600rpm and you can hardly hear anything. I have a semi-passive power supply, a semi-passive GTX950 video, so…

  • 4 quiet 120 fans included, there are dust filters, the ability to install 5 fans, a basket for 4 HDD 3.5 inches, it is possible to install a DVD-rom, the lower location of the PSU.
  • I'm buying a second one like this. The first one was bought in 2022 for my wife. In general, in terms of price-quality-design-quality-cooling-number of places for additional devices, and the possibility of installing a full-size video card, this case has no equal. Flaws, for 5 years broke off the leg of the case. The plastic is flimsy. I solved the problem with a self-tapping screw and a gas stove. It's hard to remove the front and top plastic panels, the latches are very tight, and the plastic is not resilient. Be careful. Easy to break latches. The metal is very thin, almost like foil in places, but thanks to the developed stamping, the case does not rattle, I keep my feet on the case, basically, nothing bends, it’s convenient.

I had been dreaming about this model for a very long time because it was so great looking and had great reviews. I won't say that I was generally dissatisfied, but it falls short of expectations. But he excels at utilizing his positive traits. Some benefits Cooling was good for him and he took. The inside is effectively ventilated by 4 fans; dust collects much more gradually. In the past, I opened the block after a few months, and you blew a cloud of dust up to the ceiling. It is no longer…