Noise and Thermal Testing, Overclocked

Stock results for the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 with the case fans set to low were admittedly pretty poor outside of the noise levels, and that made me nervous about testing it with the testbed overclocked. For what it's worth, the DS1 was able to run our overclocked testbed, but I wouldn't be comfortable with the low-90s temperatures that the CPU reached. You'll see, though, that if you let the fans stretch their legs a little, Nanoxia's design starts to come into its own again.

CPU Temperatures (Overclocked)

GPU Temperatures (Overclocked)

SSD Temperatures (Overclocked)

This is the first time keeping the chimney open has notably improved cooling performance, but the DS1 is starting to have trouble competing with the performance-oriented enclosures and is only able to tie the Ghost and 550D. Everything else runs reasonably cool, though.

CPU Fan Speed (Overclocked)

GPU Fan Speed (Overclocked)

Fan speeds are much more competitive, though. The low fan setting has a hard time keeping up, but the high fan setting proves the case has a healthy amount of fight in it.

Noise Levels (Overclocked)

And then the other haymaker. Once again the DS1 is able to meet or beat the other silent cases while offering competitive if not superior performance. This isn't the coolest running case, but it's the quietest. Out of our high end cases, the only one that can produce comparable acoustic performance is NZXT's Phantom 820, a case that's going to cost at least twice as much.

Noise and Thermal Testing, Stock Conclusion: We Need the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1


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  • Egg - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - link

    A lot of people seeking silence prefer small cases. Not to ignore those who love giant cases and silence, but this case is definitely way too big for me.

    And I'm not sure I trust that US MSRP...
  • Dustin Sklavos - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - link

    Small and quiet don't necessarily go together, though. They can, but at a certain point you have to start seriously sacrificing performance. Reply
  • Olaf van der Spek - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - link

    Sure, but at what point?
    If mATX, 1x 3.5" and 0x 5.25" are enough (2.5" can be put anywhere), you can seriously decrease the depth and height of the case without compromising integrity. As air has to travel less distance, cooling might actually be better.
  • Rick83 - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - link

    I think the MSRP depends a lot, on where they manufacture.
    If (I doubt it) the case is made in Germany, then the added cost of exporting into the States will probably make the prices slightly higher.

    If they're producing in China (or anywhere else in East-Asia), then they can export directly from there into the US and should be able to match the Euro prices.

    With an Editor's Choice in their pocket, I doubt that getting a distributor to stock them is going to incur significant additional expenses.
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