Zalman’s X3 Mid-Tower focuses on an appealing design with digitally addressable RGB lighting. The cooling properties of the case are not compromised as numerous fans and large CPU coolers are supported. The lighting of the four included case fans can be controlled using buttons on the front panel or through a compatible motherboard.
The Features of the Zalman X3 Mid-Tower at a glance:
Stylish Mid-Tower in Black
Slightly tinted tempered glass (20 percent)
Front and side panels 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
Supports GPUs up to 350mm long The Zalman X3 in detail:
The Zalman X3 is designed for air cooling due to its compact dimensions, but can also be equipped with full water cooling. Three 120mm fans with digitally addressable RGB lighting are pre-installed at the factory. Another fan of the same type is located in the rear of the chassis.
Two 120 or 140mm fans can be attached to the top. Alternatively, a 140mm fan can be attached to the rear chassis and two 140mm fans instead of the three 120mm fans on the front panel. This allows a total of six 120mm or five 140mm fans to be installed into the X3. The Zalman X3 can accommodate 175mm 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 motherboard tray of the Zalman X3 can accommodate small mini-ITX, micro-ATX and regular ATX motherboards. Graphics cards can be up to 350mm long. A total of seven horizontal expansion slots are available. There is space for an ATX power supply with a maximum length of 180mm under the power supply cover. The Zalman X3 offers a factory installed drive cage for a 3.5-inch and a 3.5 / 2.5-inch drive and two 2.5-inch drive carriers that can fit on the power supply cover.
The design of the Zalman X3
The wide ventilation slot in the front of the chassis is immediately noticeable. It gives the Zalman X3 a classy-looking appearance and enables the ARGB fans behind the mesh with their luminous rings to pull air into the case with ease. The left side panel is a large side window made of tempered glass.
This allows for a great view of the installed hardware and has been given a 20 percent tint. The case is completely black, with the motherboard tray and power supply cover in white setting a contrasting accent. 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. In addition, there are two 3.5 mm 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, Tempered Glass
Form Factor: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Total Fans Possible:
3x 120 / 2x 140mm (front)
2x 120 / 2x 140mm (top)
1x 120 / 1x 140mm (back)
Total Radiators Possible:
1x 360 / 280mm (front)
1x 120mm (rear)
1x 3.5 / 2.5 inch (internal, HDD cage)
1x 2.5 inch (internal, HDD cage)
2x 2.5 inch (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: 175mm
Maximum graphics card length: 350mm
Maximum power supply length: 180mm