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NZXT Hades Mid Tower Chassis (Page 2)

By Chad Sebring from Jun 10, 2010 @ 9:38 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: NZXT

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


NZXT sends the Hades, an all steel mid tower chassis, with a plastic front bezel and door. Both the interior and exterior are painted in all black, matching the plastic front and mesh that is found around the Hades. Under the shell you will find nine total, 5.25" drive bays, four of which are exposed. To install 3.5 or 2.5" devices, you need to use the included adapters. This mid tower can use m-ATX, ATX, and Baby AT motherboards, and the rear provides seven ventilated expansion slots to add the cards of your choice. Around the chassis you will find four fans that take care of the air flow. Two 200mm fans, capable of 150 CFM are included as well as a 120mm and 140mm as the exhaust.

Even being a mid tower, NZXT tries to pack it full of features. Room for graphics cards up to 300mm is a huge plus, as that means even the HD5970 has room to find a home here. All four of the mentioned fans are able to run off of the included fan controllers, although out of the box, only two are pre-wired to said controllers. As long as you don't surpass the 8W limit of each controller you will be able to have zone control of the fans. If fan control isn't enough, the Hades also offers a three sensor, temperature display on the door of the case to easily monitor what's going on inside at all times.

The Hades is pretty easy to find at most of the major outlets, but it is still fresh to the market. Using the trusty Google search, there was only two pages of hits at this time, where usually I find eight to ten pages on most cases to hit my desk. Don't you worry; even with limited outlets to find the Hades, getting one shouldn't be that big of an issue. Looking around, I think I found an amazing deal. The Hades is listing currently at Newegg for $79.99. Ok fair enough, a mid tower for $80, not too shabby, but add on top of that free shipping and a mail in rebate of another $20 saved and the Hades can be had to your door for less than $60. From what I see for sub $75 at Newegg, there aren't many great choices, and to get one filled up like this is, for that price is almost, well, insanely cheap.

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