by Rob Williams on October 23, 2006 in Mid-Tower
NZXT is back with a sophisticated new case that proves to be one of the most “solid” we’ve ever taken a look at. It also includes a few innovations not seen in other cases. The primary downside? Small interior. Read on to see all of what this case has to offer.
NZXT is back yet again with another unique case for our consumption. To this day, my favorite NZXT case by far has proven to be the Apollo, and no other case has touched it since. Matt took a look at the Zero last week and was left less than impressed. It proved to be a good case but had it’s flaws, especially when it comes to water cooling.
Today I am taking a look at the Adamas, which targets yet another audience. The case is designed for quiet operation, and look great at the same time. Adamas is a Greek word meaning “unconquerable”. That well describes the case… it’s tough. So tough in fact, that NZXT told me I should jump on it. However, I don’t feel like breaking a neck, so I choose fully believe them. Without further ado, lets take a close look at what the Adamas has to offer.
When I received the box, it was beat up… beat up good. So I did not include images, as UPS seems to be having field days with my received packages lately. Luckily the case was well protected with styrofoam pieces, and covered in a thick plastic so as to prevent any scratches.
Looking at the case speaks for itself really. It looks like one giant heat dissipater, but stylish at the same time.
This is an NXZT product, no denying that much.
What’s hard to show in the images, is that the entire case has a brushed aluminum look. Looking at it closely… it’s a sweet deal. Here in the front we have (4) 5 1/4″ drive bays, the top designed exclusively for a CD-Rom. I will get more into this in the installation section.
Power on and the reset buttons, in addition to he LED activity lights. The buttons are also brushed aluminum.
In the front we have a small grille, which has a filter installed behind it. This will catch the dirt to disallow it entry into the case. Deeper inside is an intake fan, to suck cool air in from the outside. You cannot see behind the grille unless you get real close to it.
Here is a better photo of the front as a whole. The bright light from the camera helps the brushed style show up better.