Nexus Thrio 310 Acoustically Lined Computer Case
Nexus release a very affordable acoustically lined case to help minimise noise made by the computer.
The Nexus Thrio 310 case is a great choice for a quiet computer. It features tool-less installation making it a breeze to install components. Its sleek professional look and materials make the case fit in anywhere. The black mesh front and side panels with the Nexus logo stamped give the Thrio 310 a distinguished look.
- ATX/M-ATX compatible
- Noise absorption material on side panels
- Black interior
- Real silent 120mm fan pre-installed
- Room for 3 additional fans
Nexus have pre-installed to the rear of the case one of their excellent 120mm Silent Series case fans. Some isolating padding where the PSU is placed prevents resonance. And there are ventilation holes to mount the PSU upside down, so the hot air of the PSU will not get inside the case at all. The rubber feet at the bottom of the case keep the case elevated from the floor to make smooth airflow possible and to eliminate resonance.
The Nexus Thrio 310 case is fitted with noise absorption material. It is a premium dense foam/rubber-like material with great characteristics. These materials really help reduce the noise of the system.
Optical drives are installed tool-less with a convenient open/lock system and the side panels are easily being opened with the thumb screws.
Nexus have fixed some nice padding on the areas where normally the PSU would hit the chassis. They have attached some patches on the bottom of the case and a little frame around the PSU opening at the back of the case. These bumpers are made form soft foam/rubber-like materials and absorb the vibrations caused by the PSU and prevent any resonance to be transmitted to the chassis.
Top Fan (optional)
The Thrio 310 has extra space to mount a fan in the top of the case. As heat normally goes up it's very convenient to have some airflow through the top of the case. The vent has a plastic mesh on the inside so small parts will not fall in the case if there is no fan installed.
|Compatible Motherboards||ATX/M-ATX case|
|Installed Fans||1x Real silent 12cm fan pre-installed at rear plus room for 3 additional fans|
|5.25 bays||3 exposed|
|3.5 bays||8 internal|
|Front ports||1 x USB3.0, 3 x USB2.0, 1 x Audio and 1x Mic|
|Case dimensions (W x H x D)||180 x 430 x 468 mm|
Pleasantly subtle, lots of room, a bit tinny
This is a nicely understated case, in a world of blue LEDs and go-faster case vents. I bought it to function as a container for a number of hard drives used for backup. Plenty of space inside and good cable routing. My only complaint would be the thickness of the steel used - it's so thin that you need to be quite careful not to dent the case. The sides don't fit that accurately to the rest of the case. Provided it's not going to have a rough life though it should be fine.