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Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Hades Computer Case HADE-001BK
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
NZXT Hades Conclusion

Closer Look: Exterior

The NZXT Hades series case is quite stunning to look at. The sharp lines and all black look give it a very sleek shape and feel to it. There are elements of both form and functionality implemented in a variety of ways on this chassis. This section will highlight some of the basic and obvious external features of this case.

NZXT_Hades_OutsideFrontLeft.jpg

This is an image of the case from the front looking at the removable side used for component installation. Notice the large fan grille for the 200mm fan located on the side of the case. Notice the forward facing vent which serves for airflow purposes, and it also looks good too.

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This is a picture of the opposite side of the case. This side is where you hide the nasty tangle of cables that is inevitable when building a system. It also features a stylish looking air vent to allow airflow from the bottom side of the motherboard.

NZXT_Hades_OutsideTopAngle.jpg

Here is a picture showing the top of the case. There are two openings with mountings for two ##mm fans. Additionally, there are 2 USB ports, a Mic/Headphone Jack, as well as a firewire port. I am not particularly fond of having these ports on the top of the case, as it prevents the case from being enclosed in a small space within a desk or similar, while still making use of the ports. I prefer them to be on the front.



 

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# Poor Cable Managementmike 2010-04-13 19:05
There was obvious poor cable management not because of the case, but because of the components chosen to be used in the review. The use of an unsleeved power supply is a terrible choice when reviewing a case like the HADES. This case was meant for people who choose better than average components. Also, the use of an IDE drive cable is ridiculous. Overall a very messy job managing the cables.
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# RE: NZXT Hades Computer Case HADE-001BKAdam 2010-04-18 04:48
I have to agree with the Mike, using an unsleeved psu and an IDE drive is obviously going to result in crappy cable management. As far as I can see all of the components used were a little on the cheap side.
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# # RE: NZXT Hades Computer Case HADE-001BKRuss 2010-05-01 21:41
over all i thought it was a good review it let me know what i would encounter if i had bought the case, tho i think my 4890s in crossfire are probably much longer than a 9600gt

it is a shame you dont have a newer card. 4870s arent that expensive anymore

but, good review. the only thing im not sure about is if my video cards will fit with me having 4 sata drives in raid or not, lol

i will be using a corsair tx 750w power supply it has long sleeved cables so cable managent should be a snap.
but i like how the drives mount in the other case, so ill get it with a fan controller. good review for the parts you have, i hope you have luck upgrading soon.
i dont think you should be critizied if u cant afford it tho
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