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Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Midi Tower Review

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THE DEEP SILENCE 1 INTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As you can see almost the entire interior surface of each side panel is dressed with noise-absorbing coating and although it's not very thick the thickness of the steel panels makes up for that in the end.

 

 

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You can mount either an 120mm or an 140mm fan on the side panel to increase airflow inside the case (that particular spot sits right above the graphics card).

 

 

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The interior is also black and looks quite spacious i might add.

 

 

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All three 5.25" drive bays have locking mechanisms (not the best ever but they work).

 

 

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Right beneath those we see 3 separate 3.5" drive cages capable of holding a grant total of 7 drives.

 

 

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The 3.5"/2.5" steel drive trays are yet another similarity with the cases by Fractal Design (that's positive).

 

 

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If you don't have more than two 3.5/2.5 rives you can remove the top drive cages to allow for longer graphics cards and of course better airflow from the front fans.

 

 

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A total of 9 holes are present on the mainboard tray, 7 of those are for cable management purposes (and rubber coated) while the largest one is the CPU cutout used to change CPU coolers without removing the mainboard.

 

 

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The rear 140mm exhaust fan comes without a protective grille.

 

 

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The 8 PCI expansion slots are all secured in place with normal thumbscrews (again not rubber coated).

 

 

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At the bottom we see a very large intake area for the PSU fan (so you can pretty much use the longest PSU out there) and a piece of plastic mounted right next to it.

 

 

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Here you can mount one of the two removable drive cages whether because you have more than just two 3.5/2.5 drives available or if you want to remove the front lower cage (is held in place with screws) and mount an 240mm radiator vertically right behind the front fans.

 

 

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Between the noise-absorbing material of the right side panel and the mainboard tray i'd say you have enough space for cable management (around 10mm).

 

 

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As expected the Deep Silence 1 comes with a mainboard USB 3.0 header.

 

 

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According to Nanoxia at the top you can install either 2x120mm exhaust fans or 2x140mm exhaust fans however the amount of holes up there indicates that you can also mount a 240mm radiator (we tested it with one).