NZXT Hades Crafted Series Midtower - Closer Look Inside

Article Index
NZXT Hades Crafted Series Midtower
Features and Specifications
Closer Look Inside
System Installation and Conclusion

Inside Look:

While many people only see the outside of your case, it still is important that the inside has some appeal - especially if you are a tweaker and an enthusiast and will spend a lot of time in your case.  As we take a closer look inside the Hades case, I think you'll see that NZXT did a decent job making sure things will work out for you.

Like most other cases on the market, the Hades doesn't have a removable motherboard tray and with the motherboard so close to the top fans inside this case, there could be some clearance issues - certainly some installation issues with different hardware.

 

 Side Open
Side Open
Side Panel Fan
Side Panel Fan
   
 Rear Case Inside
Rear Case Inside
Rear Slots
Rear Slots

 

 

There is one very large fan in the front, one large fan on the side and two smaller fans for exhaust and this gives the Hades positive pressure.  With all of the fans and bay covers filtered, there shouldn't be any dust issues inside this case.  That is a nice touch for sure.  While there are large holes at the back of the case, dust should remain out as there are dual 200mm fans providing clean filtered air to the case.

NZXT provides some basic cable management options with the Hades.  It comes with front audio, USB and eSATA support and has holes in the motherboard tray to allow cables to be routed on the off-side of the motherboard in order to keep the main part tidy.  This method, combined with cable ties, and a bottom-mounted PSU make installation of your hardware and cable management work.  If you are using large stiff cables behind the tray, you'll find that it is a little crowded but we had no issues with an Ultra X4 500W PSU.

 Bundle Of Cables
Bundle Of Cables

 

On the next page we'll go over installation and wrap things up with some final thoughts.