The Nemesis - Pre-Modified ATX PC case -
Just a few more photo's and then we're done. To your right the case at night-time btw. It's a fantastic sight.
Last one, let's go onwards to the conclusion.
This has to be one of the nicest and thought through cases I've seen this year. Where the Guardian was a little too extreme for some of you this Nemesis Elite has a way better look and feel. Packaging, we found all of the components arrived in spotless condition. The case itself then. The fans are nice to look at, high performing and most of all silent. Oerall better than average cooling. They do not make an extremely large amount of sound. The design is just lovely up-to the smallest details. The active red Nemesis LED that responds to your HD activity for example is so much fun, yet the idea is so simple. The "eye" located at the front of the case can be set to many colors. Again, innovative. There's nothing cheaper then to use LEDs, so this was cheap to implement yet very effective. The paint job is just fantastic, not a scratch or any malformation could be found. The side-window plus 120mm fan and grill are also very nice. The retention clip to secure your videocard or whatever you stick in the slots, it works really well. Screw or toolless installation of your HD's etc is effective. It saves time and irritation. Well, you get the general idea don't you?
NZXT is a company that has the potential to fabricate really fantastic PC cases. Design equals personal taste and right now they are sticking to their "Shield /Armor" theme. I hope in the future they will start to think a little bigger and create other themes regarding case designs as they are talented. The "Gaming armor" concept is limited to a select audience only. A lot of people will not like the that concept and therefore they are limiting their sales. With NZXT's talent in designing cases they should start to think a little wider, as they can grow big for sure.
Is it all good then? Sorry, no. With advanced cases like these I'd like to see a retractable motherboard tray. I'm puzzled that with a well thought through concept, NZXT did not integrate this, even after all the feedback from the previous PC case model, the Guardian.
In short (I never am short am I, sorry?) The Nemesis is breathtaking to look at once powered up. You will be astonished by the design, ease of use and cooling. Let's talk money, this case is in my "acceptable" to afford range, very close to being expensive though. The Elite version we tested is costing 139 EUR. For that money you unfortunately do not receive a PSU and thus still need to buy one again raising your necessary budget. Other then that I suggest you hop onwards to a shop and have a look at it yourself. Our photo's and comments will tell you a lot, but you have to experience the looks yourself by watching it. If in doubt then trust my judgment, you'll utterly love it.
We'll award this Nemesis Elite with an Editor's choice, without even the slightest doubt.
Name: The Nemesis
Product: Pre-Modified ATX PC case
Price: 139 EUR
Well now, a couple of weeks ago I received a press release from NZXT again, this time announcing their new line of Nemesis PC cases. When I saw the first product photo's I figured something like 'man, this thing is going to be a huge hit'. A well designed and highly styled PC case with 120mm silent LED colored fans, active heat/thermal monitoring and LCD display. it's buffed with more features like Aluminum chassis, the front LED colored 'Eye' can be set to 7 different colors, great paint job, front panel for USB 2.0, Microphone, FireWire and last but not least it has 9 drive bays (2 3.5").