Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/12/2012 06:07 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
Specification and features
So Nanoxia presents their first Mid-Tower chassis named Deep Simence 1. This page will cover it's features as provided by the company:
Years ago, with the launch of the legendary Nano-Bearing fans, Nanoxia dedicated themselves to the development of innovative, high-quality must-have products. With the launch of the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 PC Case this development now finds its logical evolution.
In accordance with current requirements, this innovative tower - as the foundation for a whole new line of future products - offers the perfect symbiosis of ideal system cooling and sensationally low noise levels – especially for the use of high-end PC-systems.
Exquisite looks and timeless elegance characterize the appearance – the Deep Silence 1 is deliberately simple in design. Common controls were inconspicuously integrated into the exterior surface, maintaining the linear design flow.
The high performance demands on a case of superior quality have been taken into account with the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1.
- Classic design - Made in Germany
- Highly efficient, stealthy ventilation system
- Maximum functionality and adaptability
- Particularly quiet thanks to its integrated sound dampening system and focused design
The front of the case is equipped with two soundproof doors. Magnets integrated in the doors ensure a fast closing and easy opening. Behind the upper cover the user will find three 5.25 inch bays, a 2-channel fan control (with sliders), as well as the reset-button.
Behind the second door, two low-noise 120 mm Nanoxia fans are mounted.
The I/O-panel can be found on the top cover of the case with 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Mic, and Audio connectors available. The panel can easily be embedded in the cover if the connectors are not needed. The cover also mounts the unique Nanoxia Air Chimney for effective case ventilation. Again, this is easily retractable. This ensures that the simple look of the case is maintained, without sacrificing useful features and options for ventilation.
The side panel offers the opportunity to install a 120 mm or 140 mm side fan. The opening is closed by a succinct, square fan cover so as to preserve the uniform appearance of the case.
|Case Type||Midi Tower|
|5.25 inch drive bay external||3 x|
|3.5 inch drive bay external||1 x (optional)|
|2.5/3.5 inch drive bay internal||8 x|
|Case Fan (Front)||2 x 120 mm|
|Case Fan (Rear)||1 x 140 mm|
|Case Fan (Top)||optional 2 x (120/140 mm)|
|Case Fan (Bottom)||optional 1 x (120/140 mm)|
|Case Fan (Left Sidepanel)||optional 1 x (120/140 mm)|
|Height (Approx.)||517 mm|
|Width (Approx.)||220 mm|
|Depth (Approx.)||532 mm|
|Weight (Approx.)||11.34 kg|
|Maximum VGA Card Length||315 (445) mm|
In the course of the many years of development work which culminated in the Deep Silence 1, the focus was always on two requirements: minimize noise and minimize system temperatures. Substantial effort was thus invested to minimize the noise levels. The side panels and top cover are fitted with specially designed, noise reducing insulation materials to minimize and absorb any noises. The solid front doors use sound absorbing materials contribute significantly to the most effective noise reduction achieved by the Deep Silence 1.
The hard disk drives are mounted using rubber suspension, in order to absorb vibrations that might arise during startup and to minimize annoying background noises. The power supply rests on rubber mounts, with a suspension frame available on the back. Rubber suspended case feet, crafted in the classy "hi-fi" look, combine with other features to safely contain all vibrations to assure ultra-silent operation of the PC system.
The Deep Silence 1 is manufactured from 0.7mm thick steel. By using the highest quality materials, optimal noise insulation is ensured while providing a very stable case.
Also responsible for the quietness of the case are the three pre-installed Nanoxia fans of the brand new DS-Series. This most recent Nanoxia fan-series, featuring a new impeller design, was optimized for the best possible mix of silence and cooling capacity. The Deep Silence 1 case is fitted with a 2-channel fan control for up to 6 fans in order to adjust the air flow to the individual needs of the user.
The unique Nanoxia Air Chimney is also fitted with noise absorbing materials and can be left closed during normal operations. If need be, the Air Chimney can, as easily as switching a button, be set to provide passive enhanced case ventilation.
All of these features reflect the developers’ objective to offer the user broad possibilities to personalize the adjustment between the lowest possible noise and an excellent cooling performance.
Intelligent ventilation system
As many as three high-quality Nanoxia Deep Silence fans are preinstalled in the case. Behind the front cover, two 120 mm fans rotate at a maximum of 1,300 RPM. The fans are located in special swiveling brackets which allow for simple removal of the fans and easy access to the serial dust filters.
At 14.2 dB(a), the Nanoxia Deep Silence 120 mm fans generate an air flow of about 60.1 CFM and a static air pressure of 1.27 mm H²O. Mounted at the back of the case is a 140 mm fan , rotating at roughly 1,100 RMP while generating an air flow of about 68.5 CFM and a static pressure of 1.08 mm H²O at a noise level of 14.4 dB(a).
The integrated fan control can manage up to six fans, allowing an individual to optimize settings to balance low system temperatures and the lowest possible noise levels, even at an almost full fan assembly.
A unique feature of the Deep Silence 1 case is the Nanoxia Air Chimney in the top cover. It can be used to increase the cooling capacity of the case with minimal increase in noise. This is accomplished by simply applying slight pressure on the lid of the chimney to open it. Thanks to the stack effect (heated air always rises to the top), the system heat escapes passively and without additional noise from the case interior.
In order to optimize the cooling of the graphics card, an additional 120 mm or 140 mm fan can be mounted in the left side panel. At the bottom of the case, another 120 mm or 140 mm fan can be accommodated. Both fans are equipped with dust filters.
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 offers a variety of very convenient product features.
A special feature of the case is the mounts for the front fans. Behind the lower door, 2 dust filter equipped holding frames can be found, each receiving one of the 120 mm fan. A simple pressure on the holding frame (it works using the push-pin principle) releases the anchoring, the flap can be opened, and dust filter and fan can be removed and cleaned very easily. It's that simple!
As can be expected, the optical drives can be mounted without requiring tools. A total of three external 5.25"drive bays are available. A 5.25 inch to 3.5 inch adaptor is included to permit for example the installation of a card reader. Thanks to the front door, a uniform look is guaranteed, even if using differently colored drives.
In order to mount up to 8 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch hard disk drives, three fully modular HDD cages are provided. Two of these cages are designed for three HDD and the third holds up to two. In the interests of allowing as much personalization as possible, the three hard disk drive cages can be removed and combined as desired. This way it is possible to accommodate two, three, five, six, or eight data storage drives in the Deep Silence 1. Alternatively, you can put the hard drive cages for two or three drives towards the power supply. Please note that this case no longer permits fan assembly on the bottom; the maximum depth of the power supply is about 200 mm.
The hard drives are installed in special mounting carriages, which are designed to accommodate both 2.5" HDD / SSD as well as 3.5" HDD. Screws with rubber suspension are used to hold the drives in place.
Due to this unique versatility, the installation of longer graphics cards is possible, even a maximum length of up to an incredible 445 mm is possible. Even if two HDD cages are removed, at least five assembly bays for HDDs remain. When using all of the HDD cages, the maximum length of VGA cards is 315 mm. By removing unneeded HDD cages, the serial front fans can more effectively cool the VGA cards.
Of particular interest for water cooling enthusiasts is the ability to accommodate a 240 mm radiator below the steel cover. Compact water cooling solutions can be mounted under the top cover as well. By not using any of the HDD-cages, another 240 mm radiator can be fitted behind the front cover behind the front mounted 120 mm fans. Depending on the motherboard standard, the additional mounting frame can be used to accommodate two or three HDD's.
Four additional rubber hose guides for external water cooling solutions can be found on the rear side.
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 offers a lavish cable management system. All openings in the motherboard tray are fitted with rubber guards. Even when using Micro-ATX motherboards it is possible to hide the cables behind the motherboard tray.
The space of Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 is enormous. In addition to graphics cards with a maximum length of up to 315 mm (or 445 mm depending on configuration), all current CPU coolers can easily be accommodated. On the back side are as many as eight PCI expansion slots - the installation of a multi-GPU system is thus possible without difficulty.
We review the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 chassis. We test the standard black with its great looks and sound dampened version.