Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Overview
For a full overview of the Deep Silence 1 check out our video below.
The Deep Silence 1 follows suit with many of the other silent cases we have reviewed as it has the same “plain black box” design as all the others do. If you are looking for a flashy case that is also going to be silent good luck finding it. The case is a mid tower and has the dimensions of 517mm x 220mm x 523mm (HxWxD). Looking at those dimensions it is actually wider than many other cases out there. As we go through this review you will actually see why.
Starting at the front of the case has clean lines as there are two doors. Each of these doors have sound dampening material on them, which of course helps with keeping the fans quiet. Opening up the top door it reveals three 5.25-inch drive bays. Each of the bay covers have little levers on them which make them easy to remove. Above the bay covers you have two fan controllers. Each controller supports three fans and has a slider that can be used to increase or decrease fan speed. On the right side is the reset button.
Opening up the bottom door reveals two 120mm intake fans. One of my favorite features of this case is that you can press the fans in and pop them out. Each fan placement slides out for easy, tool-less installation of your fans. Also the on each fan placement is a fan filter which can easily be removed.
Moving up to the top of the case you have a centrally located power button. There is a hidden compartment that houses your front panel connections. To open it just press down and it will pop up. Here you will find two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and your headphone and microphone connections.
Towards the back of the case there is a large rectangular cut out. If you are wondering what it is go to the side of the case and press the slider over. It will open this section up! Nanoxia is calling this their Air Chimney. You can open it up for better cooling or keep it closed for silence.
The side panel is completely plain except for a cut out for a 120/140mm fan. Now this cut out cannot be pushed up like the air chimney. You will need to completely remove it to install a fan.
The back of the case features two smaller watercooling holes at the top and a 140mm exhaust fan. So in total you have three fans included with the case. Moving down there are 2 larger watercooling holes and your power supply mounting. There is a fan filter that runs along the bottom of the case. It can be easily removed from the back for cleaning.
Jul 31, 2014 0