Nanoxia Deep Silence 6: A non-comprehensive review

We have recently purchased a Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 case in order to test its noise damping capabilities. A few days ago, we have completed the migration of one of our workstations.

The bottom line is: The case is great.

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We do not intent to do a comprehensive review here, we will just focus on a few things that, in our opinion could be improved.

First of all, in a nutshell, the good points:

1.- The case is very versatile and generous in space. You can fit virtually anything into it. It hosts most motherboard form factors and allows for comfortable liquid cooling setup.

2.- It really works. We have not tested the system with all 4 GPUs yet, but with a single Quadro, the temperature is noticeably lower than it was with the previous case. The noise has significantly reduced to become almost unnoticeable (it could get rather annoying before).  If, for instance, you have a powerful notebook running, you will only hear the notebook fans and hardly, if at all, the workstation.

3.- It comes with its own Nanoxia silent fans.

4.- In addition to being efficient in preventing heating as well as in noise damping, it is quite cleverly designed and allows you to keep a lot of cables out of the way.

However, we have also faced a few issues that the potential buyer of the Deep Silence 6 should also take into account:

1.- Price. It is probably one of the most expensive cases you will find in the marked. However, it is also one of the most efficient ones we have ever come across. Most likely, you will not find anything better for the price anyway.

2.- This thing is (really) huge and heavy. However, it has no handlers or wheels. If you try to lift it, you may find yourself removing the plastic roof (which, by the way, unlike the rest of the case parts, does not look very solid).

3.- The case is so big that you will most likely need long cables (however, the power supply cables that come with the case are really short). For our Tyan 7025S, the power connectors are really far away from the power supply unit. A 50 cm cable is the bare minimum we needed and, when plugged, it gets in a bit in the way of one of the CPU fans.

4.- Another minor issue, is that we needed two layers of stand-offs for the motherboard. Otherwise, it would have been impossible to fit the Quadro and the Teslas. However, this means that the rear motherboard connectors do no longer fit into the rear panel cover provided with the motherboard (they do with just one layer of stand-offs), meaning that there is a now a hole where the panel should stand.

5.- Finally, one of the front fan clips had a factory defect. However, we have just contacted Nanoxia and they replied immediately to inform us that they are going to send us the corresponding spare part tomorrow.

In summary, for us this was mission accomplished, we have a way cooler and more silent system now. It was well worth the investment and the effort.

 



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