Nanoxia is a German manufacturer of high performance PC cases, and they're already well known amongst enthusiasts despite the fact that the company isn't even two years old. Since our review of their first product a year ago, the Deep Silence 1, the company has come a long way. They've released six cases and are slowly taking steps towards diversifying into other market segments. Nanoxia has also released multiple case accessories and four different cooling fans series. Unfortunately, the availability of their products in the US market remains sketchy at best, but that will hopefully be changing as we reported at CES -- and it can hardly be any worse than last year where the only option as to import their products.

Today we are looking at their latest and grandest creation, the Deep Silence 6. As the name implies, this is the sixth case that Nanoxia has designed and it's targeted towards a very specific segment of the market, namely hardcore enthusiasts and advanced users that want a very large case. The specifications of the case can be seen in the following table and certainly are impressive, particularly the dimensions and weight of the case. If you're like me and may be a bit lacking in upper body strength, you might need a friend or two to cope with moving the DS6.

Nanoxia Deep Silence Specifications
Motherboard Form Factor HPTX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External 4 x 5.25"
Internal 13 x 2.5"/3.5"
Cooling Front 2 x 140mm (1,100 rpm)
Rear 1 x 140mm (1,100 rpm)
Top Max. 3 x 120/140mm, 2 x 140mm included (1,400 rpm)
Left Side optional 2 x 120 / 140mm
Bottom optional 2 x 120 / 1 x 140mm
I/O Port 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic
Power Supply Size ATX
Clearances HSF 200mm
PSU -
GPU 370mm
Dimensions 644mm ×250mm ×655mm(H×W×D)
Weight 20.8 kg
Prominent Features Support for multiple liquid cooling radiators
Removable fan filters
Analog dual-channel fan controller (three fans per channel)
Toggle-able, active "chimney"
Removable drive cage
Acoustic padding on the doors and side panels
Price 199 EUR / ~ 269 USD (Online: $230 USD)

We received the case supplied inside a well-designed, colorful cardboard box of massive proportions. Inside the box, the case is sandwiched between thick styrofoam slabs and wrapped in a nylon bag. This configuration usually offers enough protection during shipping and, despite the massive weight of the Deep Silence 6, we received the case unscathed from the other side of the planet, so no complains here.

Alongside the Deep Silence 6, Nanoxia also bundles a few other interesting items into the package. There's a well-written colored manual, four plugs for the liquid cooling hose holes, an adapter to convert an external 5.25" bay into a 3.5" bay, and a few cable ties and extensions for the ATX/CPU power cables. These last can prove useful when trying to get power cords to reach the appropriate motherboard connectors in such a spacious chassis.

Of course Nanoxia also includes the necessary hardware and screws required for the assembly of a system. Instead of a single nylon bag with everything simply thrown inside it, the company supplies each type of screw inside its own labelled nylon bag. It's a nice touch though perhaps not entirely necessary.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Exterior
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  • c4v3man - Thursday, February 13, 2014 - link

    One other thing to note, on the white case at least, the difference between the white plastic and the white painted steel is noticeable... not terrible, but when it sits on your desk awhile, you'll notice it. Reply
  • codylee - Thursday, February 13, 2014 - link

    Huge. The picture with the full ATX board looking like it's a mITX board made me double-take. I'm looking forward to a review of the DS4 (a case I could actually pick up and move if need be). Reply
  • The_Assimilator - Friday, February 14, 2014 - link

    Whoever copy edited this article (or didn't) did an atrocious job. First page, "four different cooling fans series" and "where the only option as to import their products" and it only goes downhill from there.

    Get your s**t together, AnandTech.
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  • dawp - Friday, February 14, 2014 - link

    Nanoxia is a bit older than two years, I have some of their FX 1250 fans I've had for longer than you say the company's been around.

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?m...

    maybe you should say they've been making cases for 2 years.
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  • Aslan7 - Saturday, February 15, 2014 - link

    E. Fylladitakis Would you please do temperature testing with the chimney closed? I'd trade cooling performance for the quiet. I prefer computers to run as quietly as possible and thus run as few fans as possible.

    One of my computers has a power supply fan and CPU fan and that's it the 7950 GTX with a stock oc is passively cooled. The second computer which is a current build has a core i7 3770K at 4.3GHZ 4 hard disks and a graphics card there's an intake fan on the hard disks, a single fan on the CPU, the cooler had two I removed 1, a fan on the GPU, and the power supply fan. All the fans are running slow, everything is temperature controlled, so nothing to worry about.
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  • Haravikk - Monday, February 24, 2014 - link

    It's an interesting case, but the noise levels are pretty disappointing for a case of this name. I now swear by Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 14's for both CPU coolers and case-fans; 15mm thick 140mm fans that fit 120mm fan mounts, but they are very quiet for the amount of air they push. Not quite as silent as I'd like, but a fan mechanical noise can be cancelled with a layer of acoustic foam on the inside of your case, particularly the side panel on the main access side.

    But yeah, there are definitely things that could be done to make this case a lot quieter, and which you could probably do to a more typical non "Silence" case with pretty much the same effect. The only feature that really stands out to me is the disk trays with rubber spacers, but then you can get these in many other cases too, or you can get a case with tons of 5.25" bays and install your own noise cancelation there, though of course it's more expensive that way.
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