G.Skill Z5i Review 9

G.Skill Z5i Review




I would like to thank G.SKILL for supplying the review sample.

G.Skill is known for their memory products, but the brand has diversified into peripherals, SSDs, and power supplies over the years. With the Z5i, G.Skill is entering the ITX case market, which is undoubtedly one of the harder segments to get into. Offering a mid-tower ATX chassis requires little effort as there are plenty of quality OEMs with the ability to bring unique looks and a good mixture of materials to market. ITX enclosures, however, require a lot of investment, work, and planning to stand out, while offering the compatibility needed within the limited available space. At first sight, the Z5i with its bent glass panels is quite the extravagant entry, so lets dive right in!


G.Skill Z5i
Case Type:ITX SFF Chassis
Material:Steel, plastic, and tempered glass
Weight:5.8 kg
Slots:3 (1x PCIe 3.0 riser cable included)
Drive Bays:1x Internal 2.5/3.5"
2x Internal 2.5"
Form Factors:
Dimensions:307.5 x 190 x 417.5 mm
Front Door/Cover:N/A
Front Fans:N/A
Rear Fans:2x 120/140 mm (optional)
Top Fans:N/A
Bottom Fans:N/A
Side Fans:N/A
Front Radiator:N/A
Rear Radiator:Up to 280 mm
Top Radiator:N/A
Bottom Radiator:N/A
Side Radiator:N/A
I/O:1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
2x USB 3.0
Fan/LED Controller:N/A
Compatibility:CPU Air Cooler: 70 mm
GPU: 330 mm (230 mm with 3.5" drive)


The G.Skill Z5i ships in a full-color box with an image of the enclosure along with the model name on the larger sides. The smaller red sides hold the specifications and mention some of the highlights of the chassis.

The case is held in place by two thick, black foam spacers, and a cloth bag covers the enclosure to protect it from scratches and fingerprints.

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