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Drives Under Construction

As nicely as the case is outfitted with soundproofing material, the drives are a real botch job. The hard disks are screwed directly onto the mounting cage. The 5.25" drives are also mounted on the Nexus case with flimsy metal screws, as are the AGP and PCI expansion cards. A special mounting bolt on the cross bracket holds the cards securely in place and can be individually adjusted. All told, four 5.25" and three 3.5" drives fit in the Nexus case.

Not much room

Air intake from the bottom through a 120mm system fan

Clamping bolts stabilize the expansion cards

What a shame: no acoustic isolation for the drives

Siggy Moersch