Nexus Edge

Installation

The installation of the components in this case took a while. This was due to the size of the case and the short length of the PSU cables. In the end I had to obtain a 2x 4-pin CPU power connector extension cable to be able to reach the 2x 4-pin CPU power connector on top of the motherboard, way up in the case. Also the 24-pin ATX connector for the motherboard could not be connected without turning the PSU around, eliminating the purpose of the dust filter / fan exhaust grid on the bottom of the case beneath the PSU. Even then, the 24-pin connector would barely fit, so another cable extension is mandatory if you have a PSU with standard-length cables.

The HDD installation happened without trouble. Cable management isn’t a great issue here either except that the motherboard spacers could leave a bit more space so cables can be hidden behind the motherboard without too much fuss of rearranging the cables so the motherboard won’t  bend. The spare PSU cables and lengthy HDD cables you might have can be well-hidden in the HDD trays you probably have left unfilled.

I actually cut my hand once while installing components, I’m not entirely sure what part of the case made this happen, since there are barely sharp edges to be found in the case.


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I have to make a remark about the airflow Nexus decided on. Both 14cm fans in the upper room of the case are exhaust fans, leaving us with no intake fan but the one in the lower room which does not get its air moved upwards due to the trays being in the way and the general low air flow the exhaust fans produce.

Installing the optional 12cm fan as an exhaust fan and using the top 14cm fan as an intake fan produced better cooling results for me. It would have been nice if Nexus included the handy Nexus push-pins they use for their own fans, for the optional 12cm one.


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