by, 01-14-2011 at 03:22 PM (12269 Views)
Well rebuilt my rig today with a new Midi-Tower that's been out for about a year ago, but caught my eye a few weeks ago with it's Darth Vader styling.
The NXZT Hades
Comes with quite a lot of features;
complete in & out black paint job and matching black screws & assessories, 2x 200mm intake fans with red led & dust filters (one front, one side panel), 2x 140mm roof exhaust fans, 1x 120mm rear exhaust, floor mounted PSU area raised supports and air grill and dust filter, twin SSD rack, 9x 5 1/4 bays with optional tooless install clips, 3x HD caddies with noise reducing grommets, cabel tidy system with a good inch of room behind mobo and very good access to CPU cooler base and precut water cooling areas, 3 independant temperature probes which you place manually and has digital display of the temps on the front door of case.
As for the space inside, well it's pretty cramped as far as jumbo coolers go, I still managed surprisingly to fit my Zalman 9700LED which is about 150mm tall, despite disclaimers on NZXT's site about only having really enough room for 124mm CPU coolers. In addition this case hold 300mm long GPUs so my 5870 PCS+ fits just fine although with its special cooler being as tall as 150mm same as my Zalman one it only just fits... guess it was designed more for the stock ati cooler editions, as my pic below shows, quite literally 1mm clearance between the GPU heatpipes and the side panel fan... that said if you can't quite pack it all in, the side panel can be mounted externally easy enough and as twin dust filters so no biggie.
For an idea of the Zalman 9700led, here's a bare system pic I found that give you an idea.
So the final result... well it's already beaten my old rig that had a 250mm side panel fan by getting the idle temps down to 26C on my Q6600, as for noise level, well the case fans are rated around 15-20db so not too bad at all.
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