Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Champ1on Series Aluminum Case
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 11-26-2006
Provided by: Zalman

The left side panel follows much of the same styling as was seen on the front bezel.

More flashy graphics, and also a plexi window (covered in plastic out of the box to protect the finish). The window placement is nice, showing off the motherboard area but blocking off most of the front drive bay areas where most wouldn't care to see anyway.

One thing I liked here was the tool-less method used to open the side panel.

Two thumb screws (seen in the top picture) can be removed, then simply slide the lever seen here to "open" and the panel swings out like a door.

The panel sits on hinges and upon first inspection, I really liked this method. But, as I will get to during hardware installation, this turned out to be quite a pain.

More ahead as we move around to the rear of the Fatal1ty...

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