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Zebronics Bijli 2 (ZEB-3323 B) PC Chassis Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging, Bare Essentials and Specifications
  3. External Impressions
  4. Internal Impressions Part 1
  5. Internal Impressions Part 2
  6. Installation Impressions
  7. Conclusion
  8. View All


I’ve stripped the case as much as possible atleast to get a good idea of the frame, because that’s the only good thing about this case upto this point: the build quality frame of the case itself!

The frame is made of solid steel with a matte-finish jet black paint job.


Usable space measurement
At times when manufacturers put up dimensions, most of them talk about the size of the entire case, but not about the space internally. Its only been sometime since manufacturers brags about their mid-size case having 11 inches-or-more space between the PCI slots and the HDD cage to hold larger graphic cards, but there are other spaces that are important.

The space between the motherboard tray and the side panel is well under 7 inch.

The space from the bottom panel of the case (internal) till the top panel, touching the fan is about 16 inch.

The space from the PCIE slot till the bay area is upto 11 inches.

Yikes!!! The usable area between the rear motherboard tray and right side panel is barely 1cm. What kind of cable can you re-route through the rear motherboard tray other than flat IDE cable and SATA cable? Cables like 24 pin ATX connectors made from proper and good enough power supplies and 6/8 pin ATX cable or 6/8 pin PCIE power cable will never go through this, unless you want to squeeze the right panel really REALLY hard (in my case, its a futile attempt). Its a shame that a case with such a good build quality (only of the frame, nothing else) and such oversight. Don’t bother re-routing even a good enough 450-550w power units unless you want to dent the other side panel and maybe damage the cable along the way.You don’t get any 450-550W units modular cases with flat cables for a reasonable price tag between Rs. 3,000- Rs. 5,000. There goes lot of cable management opportunities out the window! Design oversight strikes again!!!

5 comments

  1. but i am finding it hard to believe that a big and reputed magazine called chip gave an award to zebronics for this case in january and you marked it down so bad. why would i give importance to your review more than an established one?

  2. Check the review dates. I published this when? November 2011 They? They did it in Jan 2012. I posted all the facts and pictures so that people can read and decide for themselves. I dont know how chip reviewed it, but i am not really surprised considering i gave a not recommended tag.

    its your money, your wish. You want to give importance to Chip reviews over the facts that are posted, its all good. But if you have those nitpicks- I told you so!

    You think giving 3.5-4k for this case over cases like Coolermaster 431, NZXT Gamma, BitFenix Merc Alpha despite seeing the photographs yourself then it shouldn’t stop you from buying. the reason why you’re saying this is because you are finding it difficult to believe that a so-called review magazine that (probably looks that way to me) to be the only reliable source that you follow- until you’ve read this review and compared it to what chip must have written in a small column (as expected from a magazine)- and you’re having second thoughts if that review is honest or not.

    I will not say who is honest and who is not. What I’ll say is that I’ve put up the relevant pictures and the written content- you decide! I never say its a must buy product unless its really a must buy product- and last time I did that was I think for 880GMA UD2H and 890GPA-UD3H motherboard from Gigabyte- the first board that I reviewed. Almost all the time, I simple say recommend to shortlist at max.

    Now, please do send a mail to Chip and ask them the similar question.

  3. no…ur rite…that’s lot of money for a case… i shouldn’t waste it…actually i only read the conclusion only but after reading the entire review i understood. very shocked that chip is doing like this. good thing that mag subscription is going to end….

  4. no…ur rite…that’s lot of money for a case… i shouldn’t waste
    it…actually i only read the conclusion only but after reading the
    entire review i understood. very shocked that chip is doing like this.
    good thing that mag subscription is going to end….

  5. no…ur right… i actually read only the conclusion and questioned you but now i read the review. so sry for doubting you shame on chip on making a fool out of their readers now i’ll never subscribe their mag…

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