We had high expectations for the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2, perhaps a bit too high. The Deep Silence 1 actually performed well, even if it wasn't a stand-out chassis in terms of performance. In terms of design, build quality and clever features that one did stand out from the crowd.
The Deep Silence 2, is more conventional. It's a very decent chassis that's deep and can house an E-ATX motherboard. The hard disk cage cannot be modified, however, and really blocks the airflow, along with the closed bottom part of the front side. The single outtake fan in the back is not able to get rid of warm air fast enough.
Liquid cooling would probably solve that, but the position for the radiator middle in the chassis is less than ideal, as it blocks airflow even more. This chassis has a good foundation as an affordable chassis, but you really need to add more fans to improve the cooling. That costs money, which prevents us from giving it the Bronze Award.