All this is done so you can read the fan speeds on the LCD display and in combination with the thermal sensors allow for the built in automatic fan controller to adjust the fan speeds. The CPU connector also plugs in to the motherboard, so that it thinks that fan is actually installed straight to the motherboard to avoid it complaining that no fan is plugged in.
There are three thermal sensors, and if you want to use the built in fan controller that’s part of the LCD display unit, you have to place these in suitable locations inside the case. This is done with small pieces of supplied cellotape. Finally, there’s a wire that plugs into the hard drive light pins on the motherboard and it offers a pass through for the front LED. All this is a lot of work just to make use of what I think is very much a novelty item.
Overall, internal construction is pretty good, although the crossbar at the top of the case could make it hard to fit some larger PSUs. The supplied fans aren’t the quietest around, but as long as they’re not running full speed you wouldn’t take too much notice of them.
As you can pick up the Nemesis Elite for as little as £51.45 it’s actually quite good value for money, if this is the kind of case you want. It’s not my dream case, but it’s an affordable aluminium case with a distinctive look
The NZXT Nemesis Elite is not a case for everyone, but it’s got a lot of features on offer, as long as you can be bothered to set it all up, and it doesn’t cost a fortune.