The Zalman GT 1000 certainly does raise the bar. The truly tool free optical and 3.5" drive mounting systems were the best I have EVER seen. Aside from ease of use, the HDD mounting on the floor and in the cage itself was lush with vibration dampening that did it's job well under power. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I think Zalman has a nice mark set. This is accomplished by making the thick aluminum walled construction easy to pick out which says solid, high end craftsmanship.
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