NZXT's new Hades case looks like a primitive stone carving, worshipped by Pacific Islanders sometime in the last millennia. It gazes upon you, solemn and silent, imposing and intimidating, powerful and peaceful.
The Hades has nine 5.25-inch bays (or five 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch, if you prefer) and has the extra legroom for massive, insecurity-compensating cards like the ATI 5970 as well as some pretty substantial cooling mechanisms.
Airflow is optimised with 5 fans(dual 200mm intake, 200 mm front fan, dual top 140mm fans, side 200mm fan, and rear 120mm exhaust). NZXT includes all the fans with the exception of the top 140mm and also provides a dual fan 8W per channel controller giving enthusiasts freedom to manage intake and exhaust airflow. A three temperature display on the front panel allows the user to see the temperature inside the chassis even when the door is closed.
Hades is available now from NZXT for $US90. [NZXT]