NZXT is a specialist case manufacturer and has as such gained a following in parts of the gaming and modding community. The company is known for the distinctive look of its cases, starting with the Guardian and this has continued with several different products. The Nemesis Elite is NZXTs first aluminium case and the internal construction is similar to that of the Gigabyte 3D Aurora.
But let’s start with the externals, since this is where the Nemesis Elite distinguishes itself from most other cases. The design is one of the main selling points and it’s undoubtedly a love it or hate it kind of thing. It must be said though that the team here at TrustedReviews isn’t too keen on it.
A plastic door covers two thirds of the front of the case and is the main feature of the fascia. It looks like something like a cross between a suite or armour and some kind of a sci-fi robot, and reminded me of General Greivous from Revenge of the Sith.
There is a metal plate that covers most of the door with a small V-shaped light underneath it. The colour of the light can be changed by pressing a small button on the inside of the door. The door also has button that enables you to press the power button with the door closed. Below the door is the fan intake for the front-mounted 120mm fan with blue LEDs. This means that the lower part of the case is lit up by the light from the fan.
Opening the door reveals four 5.25in drive bays and two 3.5in drive bays. The power button is to the left of the 3.5in drive bays and the reset button is on the right. The door is held shut by two small magnets and there is a cut-out in the side of the case so that it’s easy to grip the door to open it.