Date: June 28th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt(Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Nexus
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
All aluminum chassis using 2mm thick aluminum.
Case size: 40.2(L)cm x 20.3(w)cm x 37cm(h)
Case size: 15.84(L)inch x 8(w)inch x 14.58inch(h)
3 - 5.25” drive bays
6 - 3.5” drive bays (2 with faceplates on the front panel)
2 - 120mm Nexus Real Silent Case Fans mounted with:
8 - Silicon fan mounts to reduce vibration
power button (aluminum)
reset switch (aluminum)
- 2x USB 2.0
- audio ports
- fire wire (1x)
Can you say WOW? An astounding feature set for a case this size, even the power and reset buttons are aluminum. There are some issues though, read on.
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
The Morpho arrived in non-retail packaging owing to the fact that I received my review sample prior to the cases official release date, so no package shots for this review. Here you can see the Morpho’s all aluminum construction in all its glory.
On the right side of the case are vents that will accommodate two 120mm fans should you wish to add some extra cooling
The brushed aluminum finish really is eye catching and the aluminum buttons give the case just that little bit more class.
Nexus left nothing ugly here, even the back of the case has a nice finish and sports a mirror finish nexus emblem so no doubt can be left as to the cases manufacturer. You can also see one of the two 120mm silent fans included with the case.
As you can see I received a printed copy of the manual for this review sample, I expect the retail package will come with a more stylish manual or have the information printed on the box like in the case of the Nexus 8060 power supply I reviewed earlier (Review Here). Also included are several thumbscrews for use in securing PCI cards, the power supply and side panels and a bracket to allow the Morpho to accommodate larger PSUs. The included Alan key is a nice touch though it’s only used for the hex bolts holding the front panel in place. The small black piece of plastic with the circular cutout is a template to help you install the rubber feet neatly; my sample arrived with these already attached.
Opening the case is nice and easy; simply removing six screws allows all the panels to be removed from the case as you can see above. I would recommend removing the top panel first. The side panels can scratch the finish of the top panel when you are removing them if you are not careful. This design is really useful when you are trying to route your wires, very necessary when dealing with a case this size.