NZXT is not a brand new company anymore, they have gained a lot experience in tweaking and fine tuning their computer chassis these past years and they have evolved from providing only “gamer”-minded cases, to a more broad spectrum of products. We saw early proof of this with the Lexa
and recently with the Zero
, both cases do away with the overly sculpted front panel and take a more traditional approach to the PC case “look”.
Today we test their most classic case yet, the Adamas, it’s without a doubt a high end product with a price tag of €200/$150+. The Adamas is made entirely out of high quality aluminium panels of 2~3mm thickness. It’s a mid-tower sized construction with custom finned top/side and internal drive panels. Looks wise it can stand proudly next to high end products from Lian-Li and Silverstone.Specifications
The Adamas is a mid tower, quite lengthy but not very high. I found it big enough to house a single GPU high end system but when running in SLI you might want to look for a more spacious case.
Enough room for a series of hard drives and 5.25” size devices. The Adamas is smaller than the tower cases I previously tested, see the comparison below (next to my trusty 2L Coke Bottle):NZXT Adamas
Antec Nine Hunderd Gaming Case
Coolermaster CM Stacker 830 Evolution
If I use the official dimensions and convert them to pixels, I can create an image like this:
Hopefully this helps to create an idea of how the different cases compare size wise; a similar comparison shot from the side of the cases you can see here
Let’s move on ->