I would like to thank Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.
The Xigmatek Zest chassis is a beefy, flashy enclosure that also garners a lot of attention with two massive aRGB fans behind the solid glass front panel. On top of that, the side panel of the same material allows you to show off your parts as well. While we have not reviewed Xigmatek gear and things have quieted down around the brand over the recent years, let's dive right into the review of the case and see if it has the zest (pun intended) to put the brand back on the map.
|Material:||Steel, aluminium, tempered glass|
|Drive Bays:||3x Internal 2.5/3.5"|
4x Internal 2.5"
|Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX|
|Dimensions:||525 × 230 × 500 mm (L x W x H)|
|Front Fans:||3 x 120/140 or 2x 200 mm (2 x aRGB 200 mm pre-installed)|
|Rear Fans:||1 x 120/140 mm (1x aRGB 140 mm pre-installed)|
|Top Fans:||3 x 120, 2x 140 or 2x 200 mm (optional)|
|Bottom Fans:||2 x 120 mm (optional)|
|I/O:||2x USB 2.0|
2x USB 3.0
|Fan/LED Controller:||RGB controller PCB + remote control|
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 180 mm|
GPU: 430 mm
PSU: 220 mm
Xigmatek packs the Zest in a brown cardboard box with red print and a depiction of the chassis exterior and interior alongside some text on the larger sides. Both smaller sides are black with one telling you which configuration you will receive, while the other lists the specifications.
Two foam spacers hold the case in place, while a thin plastic bag protects it from scratches and fingerprints.
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