Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

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EXTERIOR

The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 is constructed of plastic and steel and weighs 11.34 kg or 24.9 lb. The overall dimensions are 51.7 x 22.0 x 53.2 cm or 20.4 x 8.7 x 20.9 inches (H x W x D) for a total case volume of 60.5 L. The exterior has a matte finish that doesn't pick up smudges as easily as others, but if the paint is scratched, you'll end up with some grey powdery streaks.


The front bezel has a pair of doors, one for accessing the 5.25 inch bays and fan controller, the other for the dual 120 mm front fan assembly. Both are lined with soft sheets of foam and secured using small magnets. They don't feel particularly strong, wiggly up and down noticeably. A single push on the left side ejects the fan holders which grip the fans using simple plastic clips. Easily removable fine mesh dust filters are also included. Intake ventilation comes from slits in the side and a slot at the bottom.


The front ports (2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, mic, and headphone) are in a bar on the top panel, and it can be pushed down flush against the case when not in use. The power button is positioned at the top of the bezel while the less often used reset button shares a 5.25 inch bay with the fan controller. This avoid the problem of accidental system reboots when the reset button is too openly accessible. Nanoxia has opted for a two channel fan controller with sliding controls rather than knobs or switches.


The Deep Silence 1 has unique chimney vent that extends upward via a slider at the side. Perhaps for added ventilation during extensive gaming? It may be preferable to exposed fan grills.


A long rectangular dust filter services the power supply and an optional 120/140 mm fan mount on the bottom of the case.


Visible at the back is the handhold for removing the top cover, a 140 mm exhaust fan, and two sets of watercooling holes. The side panels are secured at the rear in the traditional way, with a pair of thumbscrews a piece.


According to Nanoxia, the panels are lined with a combination of foam to help with noise, and bitumen to reduce vibration. The sheets are about 2 mm thick and very stiff, reinforcing the thin side panels considerably.



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