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Nexus Prominent R Case Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: November 16, 2011
Page: 1 of 8
Introduction
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Nexus is a Dutch manufacturer with cases that focus on quiet computing. Its latest release is the Prominent R, a mid-tower case with eight expansion slots and a 3.5”/2.5” docking station.

Nexus Prominent R case
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Figure 1: Nexus Prominent R case

Nexus Prominent R case
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Figure 2: Nexus Prominent R case

The Prominent R has a very sober look, and both panels are solid.

The front panel of the Nexus Prominent R has four external 5.25” bays, with the bottom one coming with an adapter for you to install an external 3.5” device. They use meshed covers with air filters.

Nexus Prominent R case
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Figure 3: Front panel

The Prominent R comes with a 120 mm fan on its front panel, cooling the bottom hard drive cage. A second fan can be installed in case you want to cool down the top hard drive cage and increase air flow inside the computer. This fan uses a three-pin power connector; you can install it on your motherboard and monitor its speed. The case comes with a “power hub” where all fans can be powered through a single standard power connector coming from the power supply. We will talk about this device later. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn’t say what the technical specifications are of this fan.

Nexus Prominent R case
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Figure 4: Front fan

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