When looking for a new case for your build, you’ll need a case that not only houses the new components but it must also be able to keep them as cool as possible to protect that expensive investment. And lets don’t forget aesthetics; of course it has to fit our personality and look great.
Some things we must consider are the size of the motherboard, size of the graphics card, number of hard drives (or solid state drives), top or bottom-mounted power supply, whether air or water cooling will be used, the airflow inside the case and resulting noise levels, not to mention the colour, style, and cost of the case itself. Needless to say, the combinations can be mind boggling, and the choices available are almost limitless.
One of the companies a bit newer to the case market is Nexus. They are probably best known for their commitment to quiet computing, and probably best known for their silent fans. But Nexus has been branching into other areas to represent quiet computing, including power supplies and cases. And it is the latter that we’re interested in today.
One of Nexus’ newest offerings is the Edge, designed as a quiet chassis. It looks pretty darn sleek, and given the Nexus pedigree, we’re hopeful it will provide a good balance between cooling ability and low noise. So let’s take a closer look at the Edge and see what it brings to a crowded case marketplace.
Thanks go to CoolTech (www.endpcnoise.com) for supplying the review sample.
“Originally founded in 1996 as a local custom build computer store, they sell specialty, high quality, quiet computer systems worldwide. They focus on handcrafted specialty computers, making the inside of their computers look as neat, and sleek as the outside. The company philosophy is to have an extreme, obsessive focus on the quality of their systems, with careful and meticulous attention to all details of the assembly, and design of each individual system. ”