NZXT Hades Crafted Series Midtower
|NZXT Hades Crafted Series Midtower|
|Features and Specifications|
|Closer Look Inside|
|System Installation and Conclusion|
It's been a few months since we've looked at a new case from NZXT and this time around HADES was beckoning. Hades of course being another word for "Hell", I didn't have my hopes up as far as ease of use, functionality and features regarding this unit. The HADES is part of the "Crafted Series" from NZXT and is a step up from the classic series in terms of build quality, features and such. This case is relatively new and has already received a few awards and today we're going to share our thoughts on this entry-mid level case.
Unlike many of the brown-box cases that come from NZXT, the Hades comes in a nice retail box and shows off a pretty aggressive profile. The back of the box looks equally interesting and contains information regarding features of this unit.
First Look & Accessories:
NZXT has made computer cases for quite a few years and have established themselves as a company that makes good quality products for a good price. The NZXT Hades case is another one of its products that continues this trend. Although many of the features and layout of this case is very similar to other cases from NZXT, the look and appeal of this case is different from their Gamma, Tempest and others. Check out a few of the pictures below before we carry on through the review.
As you can see above, the case features a bottom mounted PSU with a nice large side fan. There are also another couple of features worth noting.
The front of the HADES case actually has a display that shows temperature of three locations inside the chassis. When powered off, the display blends in nicely and is not noticeable. The rear of the case contains a nice large fan for exhaust as well as holes for running tubing connected to an external liquid cooling system. It has all the features we've come to expect from a mid-high end case for an entry level price.
As you can see in the image above, the NZXT Hades case includes everything you need to get a system up and running - almost. They included a mere 8 motherboard stand-offs in the bundle I received and the board I used required a total of 10. Other than that, there are plenty of Zip-Ties, thumbscrews and HDD brackets for most users - although I'd have liked to see a total of four HDD rails included.