Nanoxia Releases Deep Silence 3 Mid-Towerby Ian Cutress on August 4, 2014 5:39 AM EST
One of Nanoxia’s raisons d’être is for the ultra-silent cases, even if fans are involved. Part of the complexity of silent designs with fans is managing the air intakes and vents as this is where the noise will come from. The latest in Nanoxia’s quest for silence is the Deep Silence 3, a steel mid-tower sized chassis to fit ATX, mATX and mini-ITX sized systems. Compared to the previous Deep Silence models, this number three is aimed at the more budget and size conscious users without going as budget/small as the DS4.
Nanoxia is keen to promote its use of decoupled mounting of the hard disks and power supply along with anti-vibration feet and a dense foam padding designed to absorb vibrations. This foam is used primarily in the front of the case behind the vanity panel, at the top with the fan mounting holes and inside the case panels. The case can support eight storage drives (five 3.5”/2.5”, three dedicated 2.5”) and graphics cards up to 345 mm. By removing the hard drive cage, this length extends up to 430mm.
For cooling, the case uses two 120mm fans in the front and a third at the rear, with an integrated 2-channel fan controller. There is space for two 120/140mm fans at the top if the Nanoxia foam covers are removed, and another space for a 120mm at the bottom when the secondary HDD-cage is removed. The IO panel gives two USB 3.0, a USB 2.0 as well as audio ports.
Dustin has previously reviewed a small number of Nanoxia cases, some of which are distributed within the US. The Deep Silence 3 should be with distributors in Europe as of today, although no formal North America date has been announced.