Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 7 years ago
Overall I’m really impressed with what Nanoxia have done with the Deep Silence 1. It has many of the features you would expect from any other premium chassis, yet finds creative and interesting ways of implementing them into its design, all without sacrificing on performance or style.
It’s overall cooling capabilities are simple incredible, something that is often neglected in a chassis which has a focus on silent operation. Thanks to its modular storage bays, multiple fan and radiator mounts, there is no reason why this chassis wouldn’t be able to house any high specification gaming rig.
The front panel fan mounts are really well designed, easily one of the most intuitive and original layouts I have seen so far. With the easy access fan mounts allowing for quick and easy maintenance of both the fans and the dust filters. The chimney design on the top of the chassis is something new to me too. While we have see retractable top mounted cooling covers before, it’s the first time I’ve seen this design. When the chimney is closed, it keeps with the stealth styling of the chassis and doesn’t spoil the clean look of the build. When you combine all these features with a two channel (2 x 3) fan controller on the front panel, you’ve got great control over noise and cooling throughout the chassis.
Nanoxia have really gone to town on the sound proofing too, components like the side panels which when removed are seriously heavy duty, are not about to rattle any time soon. There is heavy duty sound proofing throughout and even extra rubber plugs to cover the water/cable routing holes on the back of the chassis should you not need to use them. It’s only a minor touch but plugging those holes helps a little more to keep dust out and noise inside the chassis.
This really isn’t the sort of chassis you will want to take to a LAN gaming event. It was a heavy chassis to start with, but once our components were installed it required a fair amount of effort to move around the room. This just speaks to the heavy duty build quality and materials used and is a good sign that the chassis is durable too.
Style is great too, while it does features a great looking front panel, with its dual door system, pop up I/O panel and retractable chimney, it’s overall style is dark and understated. This would be a perfect system for those who want a HTPC build but don’t want to compromise on having a full size system. It’s low noise and high cooling make it ideal for anything from a gaming rig to a multimedia system, making this chassis a solid all rounder.
This is the first time I’ve used and of course reviewed a Nanoxia chassis and I enjoyed working with the Deep Silence 1, I hope it won’t be the last Nanoxia chassis we see here at eTeknix. Thanks to its superb style, cooling performance, silent operation, high build quality and feature list, I’m more than happy to award this chassis with our Editors Choice Award.