Nexus Caterpillar Silent ATX Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2007-12-10

Nexus is known for their silent 120mm fans, today we have their latest product in for test, an ATX case build for silence, with 2x120mm fans and foam padding it aims to keep the noise down, but can it keep a high end system cool at the same time?

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Introduction & Specs


Nexus is mostly known by us enthusiast for their highly acclaimed silent 120mm fans, we tested their most popular model some time ago, the D12SL-12 came out near the top of best noise/performance fans. So when Nexus decided to increase their product range to include ATX cases, we were pleased to see them including this same fan for cooling. Our review subject today is the Caterpillar ATX case, build for silence it’s a compact structure with foam padding inside and soft rubber feet, all measures taken to reduce noise.

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The Caterpillar is small mid-tower case, but Nexus managed to include 6x 3.5” bays (1 exposed) and 3x 5.25” bays. Front I/O has USB, sound and firewire, while cooling is taken care of by 2x120mm fans. No PSU is supplied by default so you’ll have to match one that fits your system requirements.

The construction is made from sturdy steel; this increases overall weight to 8.4kg, not too bad, but with all components inside, no light-weight either.
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Comment from Sidney @ 2007/12/10
Heat rises, right?
I never could undertand BTX type case being popular and favored by some.
Comment from sararocs @ 2007/12/11
That looks like a nice case. I might check out Newegg to see if they have them.