Installation & Conclusion
In fact the Nexus Edge has two front doors. The second door gives you access to 5.25″ slots and frontfan. The front fan is 140mm as every other fan in the case. 120mm fan should also fit the slot perfectly.
The first thing we did was put the motherboard and powersupply in. As far as the Motherboard goes it fits the case perfectly and there should be more than enough space for an even larger motherboards than my MSI P43 Neo which is used here as a reference. The powersupply however was a bit problematic. Extra 4-pin 12V cable wasn’t long enough in my Antec Earthwatts 500W power supply to be plugged to the motherboard. Also the ATX-cable was a bit short as you can see in the picture.
Plugging hard disks is easy. Put the rails to the computer and plug it in. Easy and totally screwless.
Installing 5.25″ devices is as easy as installing hard disks. It’s simply rails to drive and plug it in. Installation of expansion cards (PCI-E & PCI etc etc) are screwless too. Plug the card in and use the tightning mechanism provided with the case to hold your card in place.
Nexus Edge is great case indeed. Of course it has minor flaws like the noise reduction pads attachment to the sidepelts, but so far I haven’t seen a single perfect case. I’ve been using the case for couple weeks in my main rig and I’m completely satisfied. This case is silent, has more than enough space for my needs, and looks great. Of course the look of the case is everyone’s personal opinion. It being easy to install is also a definite good point when choosing a case and Nexus won’t dissappoint you. Priced around 140€ Nexus Edge is a bit more expensive than most cases in the market, but i assure you you’re money is well spend with this case!
+ Nine hard disk slots
+ Nine 5.25″ slots
+ Noise reduction sheets
+ Lockable front and sidedoor
- 140mm fans might be hard to fin
- Inner front door keeps opening accidently when you try to open the outer door