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Zalman Z3 Iceberg

Darksaber

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The Zalman Z3 Iceberg combines a functional frame with an edgy looking, solid front panel. With its clear and clean glass side panel, you should be able to show off your hardware nicely as well. Available in black or white, we got the latter for review—let's see if it stays cool when we set our sights on it.

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There are only two 120 mm fans, where we have seen cheaper variants come with three; some even include two 180 mm units in that mix.
Could you point me to these cases that support 180mm fans? Would love to have more options for my old AP’s!

But also, why’d you use a different cooler for this review? How do we draw an accurate comparison between different case thermals if the test setup isn’t the same? Maybe I’m missing something...

Edit: It looks like in the past you were using different bequiet solutions based on clearance, then the nh-l9 for some itx reviews, a 280 AIO for a one-off, and now a Zalman cooler? :confused: Might be time to reconsider testing methods...
 
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A basic box with a different front panel.
 
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