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Whenever i think about PC Cases i always end up comparing them with cars since they happen to share quite a few similarities with them. So except the exterior design which i think matters the most lot with both our choice is also largely based on several other things such as the type (coupe/roadster/4 door/2 door/midi tower/full tower/mini tower), interior space, build quality, available features and of course the price tag. Fortunately PC Cases cost a lot less than cars so most people (casual users) don't really pay much attention to anything else other than the design something which i happen to understand since not everyone can be aware of what they should look for in a PC Case but that doesn't mean that i actually agree with it. Today on our test bench is the latest and quite promising (based on its specifications sheet) updated Prominent 5 midi tower by NEXUS.
Nexus Technology BV was established in 2000 by a group of experts on heat conductivity and noise reduction in the computer industry. Their expertise and in depth knowledge and experience on heat conductivity issues and thermal characteristics was gained by working closely with many of the larger pc manufacturers for several years. The idea that brought all of them together and made Nexus a reality was to create a full line of high quality computer components which could improve the working environment by reducing noise levels. Ever since the beginning Nexus is continuously developing products to reduce noise levels and consequentially improve heat conductivity and airflow and their sole goal is to build a strong and reliable trademark for silent computing.
Last time we had the chance to test a product designed and manufactured by Nexus it was roughly 7 months ago (right around our launch) and the PC Case at hand was the surprisingly good Prominent R, a midi tower which combined a high build quality with a long list of features and low noise levels. Well the new Prominent 5 may lack certain features found in the R version but it does share the same high build quality, the same spacious interior and focuses a lot more on noise reduction something which alone should make it ideal for people who put low noise levels above everything else when looking to buy a new PC Case. To get a complete picture on what we're talking about you really need to see for yourselves so read on.