Xigmatek Zest: Built for modifications

Established in 2005, Xigmatek is one of the brands driving the enthusiast and mid-range market. Having offices and global presences in the United States, Mainland China, Germany, and now the Philippines. Xigmatek strives to keep innovating above their competition by being creative and environmentally aware resulting in both awesome aesthetics and performance, while maintaining an efficient and green stance towards their designs.

UNBOXING and OVERVIEW

SPECIFICATIONS

The Xigmatek Zest supports E-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX motherboards. There is a shroud that covers the bottom portion of the case although there is a cutout to show off the power supply. Zest comes with a 180 mm CPU cooler clearance and 430mm for VGA card clearance.

CASE PORTS

The Xigmatek Zest can carry standard ATX power supplies. Just beside the PSU area are mounts for two 3.5-inch hard drives. 2.5-inch drives like SSDs are mounted at the rear to help have a more minimalist approach in the front. Just beside the SSD mounts is the rainbow hub that connects all the fans available on the Xigmatek Zest.

At the top of the case are its power button, two 3.5mm audio jacks for mic and headphones, two USB 2.0 ports, and two single USB 3.0 port.

FAN COMPATIBILITY

The Xigmatek Zest’s most alluring part is its rainbow 180 mm fans on the front and the 120 mm fans rear exhaust. Although it doesn’t support RGB sync technologies from other brands.

One thing we did notice though, is that the front tempered glass easily came undone as it was only put together via a sticker and one part of our Xigmatek Zest’s front tempered glass had already come undone.

The top can house three 120mm fans and comes with a magnetic dust filter. The front can have three 120mm fans and can mount up to 360mm radiator.

GPU VERTICAL BRACKET

Pre-installed, the Xigmatek Zest comes with a vertical GPU bracket that allows you to show-off your modified GPUs or your RGB GPUs.

Tempered Glass

The acrylic side panel of the Xigmatek Zest is smoked to style to your build. The rigidity of the glass gives a premium feel, but nevertheless, handle with care. It is a bit of a fingerprint magnet though.

The Xigmatek Zest is actually built to last. It has so many options for modifications and gives end-users a lot of space to adjust the add-on components based on their equipment and idea. The Xigmatek Zest has a lot of space for cooling and modifications. It makes for an easy build but we feel as though the rainbow fans should’ve come with sync options for those that won’t be modifying their case.

Post Author: Christian

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