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Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC Case

Designed for High TDP Processors


Opening the Air Vent on the top of the case will facilitate the inflow of cool air from the outside for cooling the CPU.
The 3 ultra quiet, high-capacity fans are designed for the quick discharge of heated air.


Designed for High Performance Power Supplies


A Dedicated Air Vent allows cool air intake from outside the enclosure directly into the power supply, minimizing its noise level and facilitating the highest possible efficiency.
PSU Brackets are also provided to allow a stronger and more stable PSU Installation.


Designed for Optimal Graphic Card Performance


An Air Vent near the VGA card reinforces its cooling for optimal operation of the VGA card.


Designed to Maximize HDD and LCD Lifespan


Carefully positioned fans quickly release air heated by the hard disks and LCD to maximize their life span.

Front view player allows the user to access the system without using the main monitor.    
The front panel LCD provides user access to various features such as the Graphic Equalizer, Volume, CPU use, Network Speed, Time etc.   Touch Screen feature allows easy operation of programs with the use of a fingertip.
The front panel’s basic keyboard feature buttons (Arrow Keys, Enter, Backspace) provide direct user access to multimedia programs.   The front panel’s USB, IEEE 1394(Firewire), and audio I/O ports, provide easy access to a variety of media content and facilitate the connection of headphones and a microphone. Memory Card Reader allows easy transfer of data.
Windows VISTA-Compatible Remote Control and Multimedia Software are provided. This enables the user to easily control the PC and execute various multimedia software.   Sliding HDD and ODD Chassis provide easy installation and removal.
7” Wide ZPD (Zero Pixel Defect) LCD provides a higher level of satisfaction.   Pure aluminum Components including the Front Panel Volume Knob allow the enclosure to easily blend in with other home theatre and Hi-Fi equipment.
Placement of the Memory Card Reader and IO (USB, 1394, Audio Port) behind the Front Panel Door provides a sleek exterior.
Five 3.5” bays and one 5.25” bay provide the user with the highest level of expandability compared to other enclosures of identical size.   The 7” LCD on the front panel can be used as the main monitor, as an auxiliary monitor, or for various other functions according to the user’s environment.
  The ultimate high performance ultra quiet home theatre PC can be built with Zalman’s CPU Coolers, VGA Coolers, Power Supplies, and Northbridge Coolers. (CNPS9500, VF700, VF900, ZM460B-APS, ZM600-HP, ZM-NBF47)

Enclosure Type Desktop
Dimensions 460(L) x 435(W) x 160(H) mm
Weight 6.8kg (14.9lb)
Material Aluminum
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / micro ATX
Power Supply Compatibility Standard ATX / ATX12V
PCI/AGP Card Compatibility Full Size
Drive Bays 5 x 3.5″ Internal Drive Bays, 1 x 5.25″ External Drive Bay
Cooling Components Rear Panel : 2 x 80mm Exhaust Fans
Bottom Panel : 1 x 80mm Exhaust Fan
Side Panel : 1 x 92mm Exhaust Fan
Expansion Slots 7 Slots
Front I/O Ports 2 x USB Ports, 1 x IEEE1394(Firewire) Port, 1 x Microphone, 1 x Headphones
Available Colors Silver / Black
LCD Screen Size : 7″ Wide LCD
Screen Ratio : 15:9
Maximum Resolution : 1024 x 768
Screen Output : D-Sub
Power Input : 12V DC
Touch Screen
ZPD (Zero Pixel Defect) LCD
Remote Control Receiver
System Power Indicator
Power Button
iMON Control Buttons
Audio (Headphones, Mic) Port, IEEE1394 (Firewire) Port, USB Port
Card Reader Slot (MS/Pro/Duo, CF/Micro drive, MMC, SD,SM)
Volume Control / Mute
ODD Tray OPEN / Close
Recommended placement for the HD160XT Plus

Placement of this system in a well-ventilated area (good intake of cool air and release of hot air) allows efficient cooling of computer components even in low RPM mode, for ultra quiet operation. The noise level of the power supply (main factor of noise emission) will also significantly decrease due to better cooling efficiency.


There must be good front to back airflow when placing the HD160XT Plus in cabinets. When the Top Panel’s vent is opened, placement of other devices above the HD160XT Plus can hinder CPU cooling performance.

Management of the system’s internal cables
  The internal airflow of the system makes a significant impact on the cooling of the computer components. Even though the design of the enclosure itself is very important, organized management of internal cables is the best method for optimizing internal airflow. Pay special attention to make sure that the air vents and intake/exhaust fans are not blocked by the cables.
Recommended computer components for an Ultra Quiet Home Theatre PC
CPU Any CPU on the market
CPU Cooler Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler with great cooling performance
VGA VGA card that is either equipped with an Ultra Quiet VGA Cooler or is capable of being equipped with an Ultra Quiet VGA cooler
VGA Cooler Ultra Quiet VGA Cooler
Power Supply Power Supply equipped with a 120mm fan (HD160XT Plus has a dedicated
Air Vent for power supplies equipped with a 120mm fan)
Motherboard Standard Full-ATX motherboard with no fans
Northbridge Cooler Fanless Northbridge cooler



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