The Prominent 5 is a mid-tower case from Nexus targeted to users looking forward to build a quiet PC. Let’s take a look at it.
Both side panels are solid and, although it is a steel case, the two edges of the front panel are made in aluminum. This helps the Prominent 5 to have a very sober, professional looks.
The front panel of the Nexus Prominent 5 can be seen in Figure 3. It has five 5.25” bays, all with meshed covers with air filters. The top-most bay comes with a 5.25”-to-3.5” adapter, allowing you to install an external 3.5” device (floppy disk drive, memory card reader, etc).
At the bottom of the front panel the case comes with a 120 mm sleeve bearing fan (Nexus D12SL-12, 1,000 rpm, 36.87 cfm, 18 dBA). One of the cool things about this fan is that it is attached to the case using rubber pegs instead of screws. These rubber pegs will absorb the vibration of the fan and, therefore, reduce the noise level. This fan is attached to a standard peripheral power plug and to a three-pin fan power connector, so you can choose between installing it directly on your power supply or on your motherboard.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Introduction (Cont’d)
- 3. Inside the Nexus Prominent 5
- 4. Inside the Nexus Prominent 5 (Cont’d)
- 5. The Disk Drive Bays
- 6. Main Specifications
- 7. Conclusions