From the Inside
This mid tower is not extremely room inside as the drive cages take up a large part of this long case. The motherboard panel is not removable, so you’ll have to do some maneuvering. The power supply sits at the top, hard drives at the front bottom, your ordinary ATX internal case layout:
These drive bays feature fins like the case panels, also notice the rubber padding which is there to reduce vibration from the HDD and optical devices.Cooling
The Adamas comes with no less than four 120mm fans preinstalled, I was unable to find the specifications of the fan used; it was not dead quiet at 12v, but not extremely loud either, at 0.10A I'm guessing 30-35CFM.
Two of these fans are placed in the right side panel, one at the rear and on in the front. You can see in the photo below that the expansion slots feature no tool less option, the age old “remove un-used metal plate”.
The front intake has a dust filter which can be accessed by removing the front panel, removing or cleaning out the dust filter is not quite plug and play as you need to unscrew the fan (and filter) each time.
Removing/installing the fan is not very hard, but the black screws used (too stay with the black color layout) are quite soft and I ended up rendering one of them completely useless as the soft metal was no match for my Philips screwdriver. Note to NZXT: use sturdier screws.
The rear fan sits in front of a honey grate blowhole allowing enough air to pass through:
All fans were screwed into the case with soft black metal screws with no vibration damping material, especially for the side panel this can prove troublesome.
Let’s get a system installed inside ->