Nexus Edge Review


Nexus Edge Review


We recently simplified our case testing procedure here at OC3D, mainly because all you want to know is if it cools well and if it's quiet. That's normally very easy to write about with a few temperature readings and a comment of the fans - job done.

The Nexus is not so simple sadly. For starters we fitted a Xigmatec 120mm fan in the back of the case as it did not come with one, and we ran all the fans at 12v. Staying with the Nexus mantra it was very quiet, but that's where it stops. My concerns with the lack of airflow were well founded and the main system in the top of the case was struggling to breathe. The small opening at the front of the case, with no fans didn't even try to pull any air in. Just not good enough to keep our test equipment cool. Opening the front door definitely helps but if I'm honest anyone looking to buy this case must also factor in the costs of a bracket to fit a fan in the drive bays to aid the airflow. If you have a really hot system the door would also need to be cut or removed all together.

Nexus Edge Review     Nexus Edge Review

On a brighter note the lower section kept our hard drives and psu very cool. The hard drives mount with the cables all at the 'front side' of the case which is great for easy access, but definitely not great for aesthetics.

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Most Recent Comments

22-04-2010, 06:21:04

I do think this case looks rather sexy. I wouldn't say no.Quote

22-04-2010, 08:27:49

looks mohasive and umm not so attractive for the ££Quote

22-04-2010, 09:54:06

It is a grower, if it had a better front door/airflow then Id happily have used it for my server. I was VERY close to powdercoating the internals and using it if Im honest. For proffesional use it is very unique for a chassis to have all these features.Quote

22-04-2010, 11:55:32

It looks good from the outside but the inside needs work. I got an Obsidian 800D which is huge but that case is even taller (but not as long). There isnt enough cable routing on that case either. It is a lot cheaper than my case though so its good for the money I suppose.

PS: Is the Corsair HX1000 supposed to make a low hissing sound when the hard drives are working. Its there all the time but it gets louder the more the PSU is being used.Quote

23-04-2010, 15:10:38

My TJ07 isnt as tall as this? wow. But there is nowhere to put the cables!Quote

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