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Old 12th May 2010, 11:23   #1
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NZXT Hades Case Review

Is this sub-£60 case a bargain or a box of fail?

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Old 12th May 2010, 11:41   #2
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If you flip the fan around (aka Mesh inside case, fan outside), wouldn't it work?
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Old 12th May 2010, 11:52   #3
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AAARRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!! Burn it!! Send it back to Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12th May 2010, 11:53   #4
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Looks like a good base for modding tho
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Old 12th May 2010, 11:58   #5
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Another company I'll add to my disgusting cases list.

Seriously, have all these case designers been smacked about?
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Old 12th May 2010, 12:00   #6
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If you flip the fan around (aka Mesh inside case, fan outside), wouldn't it work?
No because A) the fan blades would be exposed which isn't a good idea as it's a bit of a monster (but hey they're your fingers ) and B) the panel and mesh aren't flat, they're shaped so would be pretty hap-hazard at best - you'd probably need to bend the mounting holes on the mesh. In addition you'd need to find some way to get the power cable of the fan inside the case but I guess you could just thread it through the side panel hole.
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How is it possible that a company like this mass marketing a product can make such fundemental mistakes that compromise the integrity of the case altogether. Are the designers fresh out of GCSE's?! The mind boggles.
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I'm sitting on the fence with the looks on this. On some level, it does appeal to me, but on others I'm wondering how practical it can be or whether my interest in the design is down to me actually liking it or whether it is just "different".
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NZXT do make some seriously ugly cases. You could almost say they have a talent for it..
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NZXT Adamas seems to be NZXT's magnus opus in sensible design.
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Old 12th May 2010, 13:07   #12
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In a strange way i actually like the front of the case, it looks a bit "Darth Vader" with that vent hole at the bottom. As for the fan mount, i have the same problem with my iCute/Sharkoon Rebel 9 case. the side panel fan is around 3-4cm deep so it will clash with most decent coolers too. If the case came with a window instead of the fan or even a solid panel we could take a dremel too i would actually buy one...
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I don't know why people dislike NZXT cases. Sure, they are a little... uh... unique looking. But I am using an NZXT M59, and I think it's pretty cool looking. There's no accounting for taste I guess.
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I don't know why people dislike NZXT cases. Sure, they are a little... uh... unique looking. But I am using an NZXT M59, and I think it's pretty cool looking. There's no accounting for taste I guess.
Mostly because quite a number of NZXT cases do not suit the tastes of people like me who doesn't really like bling?
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Truly horrific, good job.
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I just don't get you lot sometimes. While this case might not be my cup of tea, it looks a million times better than the Antec Dark Fleet which had quite a few comments of "ZOMG that looks awesome!". It's definitely unusual but it not exactly offensive. I think if they had split the fascia down the middle into two separate doors it would have been cooler :P

Maybe there'll be a revision 2 with a shifted fan at some point...
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But it takes the intel/amd cpu fans just fine right? So therefore I think we can conclued that this aimed at companies like Dell and Packard Bell and the large number units they put out.
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But it takes the intel/amd cpu fans just fine right? So therefore I think we can conclued that this aimed at companies like Dell and Packard Bell and the large number units they put out.
Except that I don't know many Dell PCs with fan control, temperature sensors, large fans and water cooling compatibility I'm not convinced!
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The Hades was a unique design, just not one of their best ones. I love their Tempest cases.

I dont understand scoring on this one. 4/10 seems low when you consider you have two 7s, a 9, and 6 there. I'd figure the case would be more fitting of a 5 or 6 out of ten rather then a 4. Scoring overall isnt the average, but should still take into account what the component scores are.
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