The Zero 2 has a mostly solid plastic front bezel with a semi-circular mesh opening at the bottom for air intake. The panel, like it's aluminum-trimmed predecessor, has a contrasting design, using gloss and flat black finishes in a similar pattern. The door hinges are well-concealed as is the power button, incorporated along the curve of the lower section. The rest of the case has a matching flat black textured finish likely to hold up well and hide fingerprints.
The side and rear of the Zero 2 show the same layout as the original Zero, with quad 120mm fan positions in the side and dual stacked 120mm exhaust fans. The side panel uses a tight mesh for filtering the incoming air but the exhaust fans use wire grill guards rather than relying on stamped holes in the chassis for better airflow. The power supply mount is located at the top of the case, high above the full size ATX board layout. An 80mm blowhole is stamped from the top panel.
A small indentation in the side allows the front panel door to be opened with a small tug to separate the magnets holding it closed. Although there is a backing plate attached to the door which hides the wiring for the front LEDs, the door feels very flimsy and twists easily. Five 5¼" bays and two 3½" are accessible by removing filler panels through the finger openings on either side. A reset switch is located to the right of the 3½" bays. The top right corner of the case houses the front I/O ports, two USB, headphone/microphone jacks and an eSATA connection.
Now let's have a look inside the Zero 2.