Editors Liked

  • Fan control, Temperature probes, Large fans, Excellent cable management, Price
  • Distinctive look, Great cooling performance, Quiet, Nice cable management design, Temperature monitoring panel, Fan controls included
  • Appearance it just looks good, Ventilation 300CFM with very quiet fans, Perfectly set up for water cooling, Great cable management
  • Good Looking Design, Toolless installation features, Ample room for components, Good cooling features with room for expansion, LCD Temperature display, Good design efforts to keep the case dust free
  • LCD temperature readouts; four fans; rubberrimmed cablerouting cutouts; painted interior
  • High airflow design, Mesh fan filters, Outfitted with watercooling passthroughs, Lots of room, Cable routing, CPU heatsink cutout, Three channel temperature display, Two channel fan speed controller
  • 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, Prerouted cables, Plenty of cable routing & hiding
  • Tons of fans, Great looks, Fan controller, Temp display
  • Cable routing. Makes for a fantastically clean build, MASSIVE 200mm fans, Great airflow and cooling, Toolless drive mounting, CPU cooler cutout, Handles large video cards in a midsize tower case, Check your temps at a glance with the built in temperature
  • Good performance, Motherboard cutout for easy CPU bracket removal, 2.5" hard drive adapter, Cable management, LCD Temp readout, Dual channel fan controller
  • Looks nice and is well made, Built in temperature monitoring, Wire management

Editors Didn't Like

  • Door fan can interfere with larger coolers, Hard drive racks a bit involved
  • Slightly cramped interior, Troublesome cable management grommets, Drive installation more involved than most cases
  • Motherboard tray isn't removable, Cold! With all of this air exhausting out of the case, your legs and feet will be cold if your system is sitting under your desk
  • Nontypical size for fan mounts, Topmounted I/O ports don't allow tucking the case into tight spaces, Hard Drives mounting orientation could be facing to the side, Cable management grommets easily come out of their holes
  • Cramped quarters; hard drive mounting system is difficult
  • Not completely toolless (Hard drives require 8 screws each), Front USB ports are a bit close to each other.More expert reviews of the NZXT Hades can be found at Testseek.com
  • Some CPU coolers may not clear side fan
  • No reset button, Tons of fans are noisy
  • NZXT forgot the put the specialty screws for mounting the HDD. Can’t just go buy them from your local hardware store, I would be willing to pay a couple extra bucks for a larger, incolor owner’s manual. The one with the unit uses very small
  • Unable to mount liquid cooling radiator with provided mounts
  • Can’t use large CPU coolers or even average sized ones, Not really room for larger video cards depending on configuration, Not really much room inside of case at all