The cooling properties are also not neglected, because the housing is suitable for numerous fans and large processor coolers. The RGB lighting of the four supplied case fans can be controlled using the supplied controller using buttons on the front panel or connected to a compatible mainboard.
The features of the Zalman X3 Midi-Tower at a glance:
Chic midi tower in white with black accents
Slightly tinted tempered glass (20 percent)
Front and side parts can be removed without tools
Four supplied ARGB fans
Suitable for up to six case fans
Including ARGB controller for up to six fans and two RGB strips
Zalman X3: chic midi tower with a lot of ARGB
The Zalman X3 is designed for air cooling due to its compact dimensions, but can also be equipped with full water cooling. Three 120 mm fans with digitally addressable RGB lighting are pre-installed at the factory. Another fan of the same type is located on the rear wall.
Two 120 or 140 millimeter fans can be attached to the lid. Alternatively, a 140 fan can be attached to the rear wall and two 140 fans instead of the three 120 fans on the front. This allows a total of six 120 or five 140 millimeter fans to be fully equipped. The Zalman X3 can accommodate 175 millimeter high CPU coolers.
The integrated RGB controller enables the connection of up to six fans including a 3-pin RGB signal cable (5V) and the two RGB strips integrated in the cover. A dedicated button on the front panel allows you to control the lighting effects. Alternatively, the controller can be connected to the 3-pin header of a compatible mainboard in order to control the digitally addressable RGB accessories via software.
Zalman X3: A home for powerful hardware components
The white mainboard tray of the Zalman X3 has space for small Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and regular ATX motherboards. Graphics cards are up to 350 millimeters long. A total of seven horizontal expansion slots are available. There is space for an ATX power supply with a maximum length of 180 millimeters under the power supply cover. The Zalman X3 offers a drive cage for a 3.5-inch and a 3.5 / 2.5-inch drive and two 2.5-inch drive carriers that can be found on the power supply cover.
The design of the Zalman X3
When closed, the wide ventilation slot in the front of the housing is immediately noticeable. It gives the Zalman X3 a classy appearance and enables the ARGB fans with their luminous rings behind the black mesh to convey air into the interior of the case. The left side part is provided with a large side window made of tempered glass.
This allows a look at the built-in hardware and has been given a 20 percent tint. The case is mostly white, with the case frame, the lid, the feet, the drive carrier and the fans in contrasting accents. The power supply and its connection cables are skillfully hidden by the cover.
Extensive variety of connections
The I / O panel of the Zalman X3 is equipped with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. There are also two 3.5 millimeter jacks, one of which functions as a headphone output and the other as a microphone input. In addition to the power and reset buttons, there is also a button for controlling the RGB lighting.
- Dimensions: 210 x 459 x 430 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel, plastic
- Weight: approx.9.1 kg
- Color: white (main color) / black (accent color)
- Form factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- Total fans possible:
- 3x 120 / 2x 140 mm (front)
- 2x 120 / 2x 140 mm (lid)
- 1x 120 / 1x 140 mm (rear)
- 3x 120 mm ARGB (front, RFD120A)
- 1x 120 mm ARGB (rear, RFD120A)
- Filters: front, bottom, lid
- Radiator mountings (with partial omission of ODD / HDD cage):
- 1x max.360/280 mm (front)
- 1x max.120 mm (back)
- Drive bays:
- 1x 3.5 / 2.5 inch (internal, HDD cage)
- 1x 2.5 inch (internal, HDD cage)
- 2x 2.5 inches (internal, single carrier)
- Power supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
- Expansion slots: 7
I / O panel:
- 2x USB 3.0
- 2x USB 2.0
- 2x 3.5 mm jack (audio in / out)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 175 mm
- Maximum graphics card length: 350 mm
- Maximum power supply length: 180 mm