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THE DEEP SILENCE 1 EXTERIOR
At first glance i wouldn't be surprised if some people mistook the Deep Silence 1 for the Fractal Design R4 PC cases since they share quite a few similarities (high quality build, size, front glossy fascia).
Even by just looking at the side panels you know that they are very sturdy (after having seen hundreds of PC cases thats quite obvious).
The left side panel has a fan spot (closed by default) and a switch at the top (what that's for we will see later on).
Aside being quite reflective the front fascia is also divided in two parts, upper and lower.
There are also several intake holes on each side of the front fascia.
As you can see both doors come ready with noise-absorbing coating (something we rarely see).
Now at the top front Nanoxia has placed their logo (not bad but i would really like it better if it was silver or something), the reset button and an fan controller for the 2 front fans.
Right beneath the fan controller we see three easy removable 5.25" drive bays complete with noise-absorbing coating on the inside.
The two 120mm intake fans are placed on the lower part and as you can see are extremely easy to access.
Nanoxia has placed the power on/off button at the top of the front fascia.
The I/O is placed right above the power button (towards the rear) and contains two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and the usual headphones/microphone mini-jack connectors.
A large compartment is placed at the rear top end which at first glance seems closed tight.
As we've come to expect from most PC cases the rear has the same black matte color as the rest of the tower.
By default Nanoxia has placed a silent 140mm exhaust fan at the rear however you can also replace it with a 120mm fan.
8 PCI expansion slots and a total of 4 water cooling grommets are also things we don't usually see especially with midi towers.
Typically however the PSU space is once again placed at the rear bottom.
Both side panels are secured in place via normal thumbscrews (unfortunately not rubber coated ones).
Now remember the top area? Well it turns out that it's a panel/chimney (with two fan spots beneath it) which opens and closes from the switch placed right above the left side panel.
The bottom of the Deep Silence 1 has four round feet and a very long removable air-filter.