Nanoxia is primarily known for making fans for computers, but earlier this year the company announced its first entry into the chassis market. Their product looked interesting on paper for several reasons. It took a while, but we finally managed to get our hands on a test sample.
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 is a silent chassis, equipped with sound dampening materials to keep noise levels to a minimum. We've tested a number of those recently, so this article is as much a review of the Nanoxia Deep Silence as a round-up of silent computer chassis. So is this the chassis to get for a silent computer? Read on and you'll find out.
In addition to lots of sound-dampening material, the DS1 has a few neat tricks up its sleeve. You're able to change the lay-out of the hard disk cages, you can open an optional vent at the top and it's possible to put a grille with fan in the side panel. Plenty of customisation, in other words. The chassis is priced at around £90, which is about average for this segment.
Whatever you want to call this chassis, it's not small by any means. With a volume of 60 dm³ it is one of the biggest chassis we've tested in this class, even if the Antec P280 still is number one in that regard. Whether the same is true for cooling performance and noise levels, you will see on the following pages.