Summary: When choosing a case first you sill first have to like it;s overall styling, but it also should have many excellent features. Features like; excellent air circulation, plenty of included fans, lots of drive bays, water cooling friendly & space for full length video cards.
Excerpt: NZXT continues to expand the fleet of computer cases in 2010 with the new Hades Crafted Series 9 Bay Black mid-tower case. NZXT has designed one more mid-tower case with as many as possible places to mount large chassis fans without overdoing it.
Excerpt: After working with this chassis, I can safely say that there's nothing hellish about NZXT's Hades mid-tower ATX case. It's feature rich with a good cable management design and a drive cage design built for maximum configuration options.
Conclusion: Up until the last moment, the Hades had surprised us. Build quality isactually very good and much better than previous NZXT cases we've looked at. The front door is a bit of an eye sore, but apart from that it has all the hallmarks of a great value case.
Excerpt: Sartre said that hell is other people. We don’t know about that, but we know what Hades is—a steel mid-tower chassis that’s full of surprises, nearly all of them pleasant. At 7.9 inches wide by 16.9 inches high by 19.7 inches deep, the Hades is skinnier than the Zalman Z7 Plus , though otherwise...
Pros: LCD temperature readouts; four fans; rubber-rimmed cable-routing cutouts; painted interior.
Cons: Cramped quarters; hard drive mounting system is difficult.
Summary: The NZXT Hades makes an interesting first impression, but upon closer look, there are simply too many restrictions and shortcomings. For a chassis aimed at the gamer, not having enough clearance for a 120 mm tower cooler is a big "no-go".
Pros: Sweet looks, Good Price, Good build quality, Black screws and thumb screws, Good airflow, HDD rails with rubber rings, 2.5 inch adapter included, Four fans included, Temperature LCD, Two fan controllers, Pre-routed cables, Plenty of cable routing & hiding possibilities
Cons: Some CPU coolers may not clear side fan., Very flimsy locks - pretty much useless, Complicated way of installing hard drives, No labels on the different temperatures in the LCD display, Bad paint job, Fan blades broke off
Summary: The NZXT Hades case is not the largest mid-tower case on the market and it makes system installation a little more cramped than some other cases we've looked at recently. In the end, there is nothing that is glaringly wrong; it is simply that with the motherboard pushed to the very top of the...
Pros: "Nine" Drive Bays, Included Temperature Monitor & Fan Controller, Excellent Ventilation, Filtered Air Intakes, Good Cable Management
Cons: Crowded at Top of Case, One Unusable Bay, Door Blocks Fan Controllers and Must be Shut to view temperature