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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [11.16.04]
Manufactured by: NZXT

 

The Sophomore Jinx?

Earlier this year NZXT bust onto the high end computer case scene with the release of the Guardian. As a first offering we were more than impressed with the Guardian case, and less some minor issues the first offering from NZXT was one of my favorite new cases this year.

After such a promising start many of us were looking forward to NZXT's sophomore release. Unfortunately they ran into a bit of the ol' sophomore jinx. The Nemesis originally slated  to ship at the end of the summer ran into a number of delays even after being launched in September. Finally now though it would seem everything is straightened out and the Nemesis is finally available for purchase.

As you can see from the bottom left hand corner of the box, the new Nemesis comes in five different color flavors. The unit we are reviewing today is the Elite edition which is only currently available in Black or Silver.

The Elite differs from the regular Nemesis in that is comes equipped with a 420W Orion Power Supply, and includes a stylishly molded gun metal front cover (as opposed to regular aluminum on the non-elite versions)

Damn I'm Fine

The absolutely first thing I noticed about the Nemesis is its sweet mirror finish. I've seen some nice cases over the years and this is by far one of the sweetest premod paintjobs I've seen. I've included a quick shot to show you the mirror effect though I'm sure you'll notice it in many of the other pictures as we move through the review.

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