The Nexus Caterpillar is a very nice case to work with, with the exception of having to remove the metal blanking plate from the inside. That might just be me though not being able, or willing, to use the required force to get the front of the case off. Also the gap between the psu and hard drive bay might just be an issue for people using a modular or particularly large psu. Those points aside the Nexus Caterpillar case is sturdy, well made, no sharp edges and virtually silent. With the right choice of cpu and graphics coolers I have no doubt it would be silent. The auto closing front panel is a nice touch and makes for a nice minimalist look, if you like that sort of thing.
It seems to retail at approx £50-£55 which is a decent price in my opinion for what is a silent solution.
• Nice minimalist styling
• Would be an excellent base for a silent build.
• Good price.
• No sharp edges in sight.
• Sliding door over optical bays.
• Gap between psu and hard drive bay may cause problems for modular / larger psu’s.
Reality Check: I definitely give the Nexus Caterpillar a RECOMMENDED award. If you’re after some peace and quiet buy this case, you won’t be disappointed.
Many thanks to Nexus for supplying the Nexus Caterpillar for review.