Nexus really has hit all the right notes with their budget Thrio 310 PC case. From the premium sound absorption foam to the quality construction and relatively spacious interior, Nexus has crafted a budget PC case that sits in a market of its own. Rarely do you see high-end cases with sound absorption foam, so to have that included on a budget case really sets the Thrio 310 apart from all other competitors. Once I booted everything up, I was stunned by how quiet it was. Even with the three case fans, two CPU cooler fans, and two GPU cooler fans running, I was still able to sit next the Thrio 310 and hardly hear it running. If it wasn’t for the always on LED lights on my two front fans, I would have had to do double takes to make sure the PC was even running.
I would have liked to have seen at least one more fan included as an intake fan to help in out of the box cooling power. The lack of cable routing behind the motherboard is not a deal breaker, but the extra room would have been nice. With some PC cases giving the user near ½ and inch of space behind the motherboard the lack of it on the Thrio 310 made me rethink my entire installation strategy. The inclusion of a user manual for first time builders would be nice, but, again, not a deal breaker by any means.
It must be stressed that the Thrio 310 is a budget case with some premium features. At a low, low price of of around $52.00 USD, the Thrio 310 really is in a category of its own and stands out as a budget case with high-end features. The small, light, but spacious case really has hit a lot of high notes in my book and is a product I wouldn't think twice about recommending!
USB 3.0 Support
Simple, no frills look to the case that is right at home in an office or gaming station
No room behind the motherboard for cable routing
A little cramped for large graphics cards
No users manual