Excerpt: NZXT has offered me a look at quite a few of their chassis' in my time here at TweakTown. I have seen small form factor cases like the Vulcan and the Panzerbox , and most of the mid tower lineup to this point. Some of these chassis' are simple and clean, while others were designed thinking outside the box and offering features you just didn't expect in that chassis.
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 similar in size. It’s all black, inside and out, and the motherboard tray includes a CPU backplate cutout as well as rubber-rimmed cable-routing cutouts.
Pros: LCD temperature readouts; four fans; rubber-rimmed cable-routing cutouts; painted interior.
Cons: Cramped quarters; hard drive mounting system is difficult.
Conclusion: As we’ve come to expect from NZXT, the Hades is another unique chassis with appealing visuals. In terms of cooling, the Hades has a lot to offer with the four fan system although the noise levels might irk some users. The temperature sensor display adds something extra that can actually turn out to be quite useful when adjusting fan speeds and with robust installation mechanisms there’s a lot to like.
Pros: Unique visuals, Temperature display, Price point, Cooling, Fan Controller