A look from the outside
The Adamas is a sleek looking case with classic design, the thick aluminum plates make for a sturdy construction while weight is kept within reasonable limits (~9kg empty). The front panel has the same grill pattern as the top and bottom panel.
The power and reset button don’t feel cheap and are easily to press. The power led lights up blue; the HDD activity led is yellow.
One of the two external 3.5” bays houses the front I/O ports, NZXT gives us 2*USB, Audio-Out, Microphone and Firewire:
The top and bottom panel feature fins which run the length of the case:
The bottom of the case has 4 rubber padded feet which lift the case a millimeter from the ground. The feet are screwed into the bottom panel but tend to come loose if you move your case around, so you need to tighten them again.
The Adamas has some tool less features to ease installation, the most original part is the front panel which can be removed easily by pulling the lever at the bottom of the case:
With the panel removed you have access to the 5.25” drive bays and the front fan dust filter. The side panels are removed by pulling down the clips seen in the photo below:
Doing so lowers these clips and unlatches the side panel:
At the bottom of the side panel a spring clip is installed which makes sure the side panel doesn’t vibrate when installed.
Let’s take a look inside ->