Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Case Review

Up Close: Reverse side, Accesories and Instructions

Nanoxia Deep Silence2 Case Review


Up Close:  Reverse side

We've been trying to think of a polite way to put this, but this is the best we can come up with.  The sides of this case are an absolute bitch to get off.  So much so that at one point we thought that they'd been put on in the factory when the paint was still wet.  A fair amount of force and lot of huffing and puffing and a few choice "naughty" words later and we're in.  Not painted shut, just a really really tight fit.  Needless to say we're not looking forward to having to get them back on!

The reverse side of the motherboard area is finished to the same high standards as the  rest of the case, with no evidence of sharp rivets or unpainted steel.  Unusually the reverse side of the 5.25" bay area is also of a tool free nature which is a nice little touch, and again shows a quite obsessive attention to detail.  There are a total of 8 well spaced cable tie points, not a huge amount granted but we've seen worse, and we have a hunch that the way they've been distributed will lend itself to a tidy build.

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Having already mentioned the rubber grommeted management hole for the 12 pin CPU power cable we thought a picture of it from the reverse side was in order.  A bit of a git to pass though at the best of times I guess we'll find out if the grommet makes it any harder.  The most worrying thing though is the scarcity of space back here.  19mm isn't a great deal at the best of times, but factor in a good 5mm of sound dampening material and we think you might get the picture.

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Accessories and Instructions 

Along with a big bag of screws Nanoxia provide a slack handful of cable ties.  There's also a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter so you can fit your floppy drive (seriously?) or other 3.5" device externally.  The inclusion of a 12pin adapter is a nice touch and should hopefully make it easier to wiggle things through that grommeted hole.  Finally the set of 4 rubber blanking discs which we talked about earlier.

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The instructions that come with the Deep Silence 2 are some of the best we've seen in a while.  With both explanatory text and full colour images to guide the case builder on their way.   We do have one problem though, nothing serious but it needs mentioning. Brace yourselves...The  English language instructions are not first? NOT first!!!! Behind the Germans!!! I don't think so.  Still, at least we're before the French!  Anyone would think this was a German manufactured case and we were being a touch xenophobic.

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Most Recent Comments

29-04-2013, 08:14:11

With only months having passed since we looked at Nanoxia's Deep Silence case It's now time to cast our gaze towards the cheaper MKII version

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29-04-2013, 08:48:33

Nice one and good to see Gary getting his hands dirty

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29-04-2013, 08:51:31

Gary does loads if you look Quote

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