Nexus Prominent 5 Case Review

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Introduction

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.

Nexus Prominent 5 caseFigure 1: Nexus Prominent 5 case

Nexus Prominent 5 caseFigure 2: Nexus Prominent 5 case

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).

Nexus Prominent 5 caseFigure 3: Front panel

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.

Nexus Prominent 5 caseFigure 4: Front fan

Nexus Prominent 5 caseFigure 5: Rubber pegs on the front fan

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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