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Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review

Manufacturer: Nanoxia
UK price:
£189.00 (inc VAT)
US price:$229.99 (ex Tax)

Nanoxia’s entry into the case market is still relatively recent, but it made something of a splash on these pages with its first two chassis, the Deep Silence 1 and the Deep Silence 2. Since then, it has expanded the range with the micro-ATX Deep Silence 4 as well as with two larger full tower cases, the Deep Silence 5 and Deep Silence 6. It’s the latter that we’re looking at today, and it will set you back £189. This is certainly a lot for an enclosure, but less so when you realise just how much case you’re actually getting.

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You see, Nanoxia has really gone all out with Deep Silence 6. It’s fully in-line with the established Deep Silence aesthetic with clean, minimalist panels, but this monstrous case is capable of housing HPTX, E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards with ease. It’s not as tall as Corsair’s Obisidian 900D, but it’s not far off, and it’s just as wide and deep. It also weighs over 20kg, which means it actually tips the scales at about 2kg heavier than Corsair’s beast. The size and weight of it means that maneuvering it is not a simple task – we dread to think how heavy it would be when filled with masses of hardware and water-cooling equipment. Still, it’s certainly a sturdy case, especially the metal parts – the plastic on the roof and front panels could be of higher quality if we were to really nitpick, but it’s not creaky or bendy.

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Atop the plastic front panel is a centralised power button. Moving down, we find two magnetic doors, both of which are back by noise cancelling foam to help shield the user from the din of optical and mechanical drives as well as the front fans. Opening the top one reveals the case’s small reset button, as well as two variable speed fan sliders. It makes total sense to hide these away here since they’re not going to be used as often as the power button. You also find the four optical drive covers, which can be clipped in and out with ease, so you don’t need to remove the front panel to make use of the 5.25-inch bays, one of which can be transformed into an external 3.5-inch bay thanks to the bundled adaptor.

Click to enlarge — The front and lower dust filters are easy to access and clean

Some large grilles down the side of the front panel provide an airflow inlet for the two front-mounted 140mm fans, which are found behind the lower case door. The mounting mechanism for these, as we’ve seen before from Nanoxia, is excellent. The fans are housed in individual doors which pop open for easy access. Better yet, the doors are both guarded by their own dust filter, which can be slid out to the side for quick removal and cleaning.

While the right hand side panel has no features, the left one has a pair of 140mm/120mm fan mounts (absent in the windowed edition). The fan mounts are guarded by a cover to seal in noise when they’re not in use. This cover is held in position by screws on the inside of the panel, which also fix two separate dust filters in place. Annoyingly, however, the cover is a single sheet of metal, so if you only wanted to use one fan here you’d have to remove the cover for both fan mounts, which would allow more noise to escape. It’s a minor issue really, but still an odd one given that Nanoxia designs Deep Silence cases with low noise as a priority at every point. It’s also worth noting that the dust filters here are much harder to clean than any of the case’s others – you’d have to remove the side panel and the fan(s) to access them.

Click to enlarge — A slider on the left controls the Active Air Chimney

The roof sees a return to Nanoxia’s air chimney design seen in the Deep Silence 1. A single slider (which is a little stiff) controls the two chimneys – slide one way to lift them up and increase ventilation around the roof, and the other way to close them so as to contain sound and seal the roof against dust. It’s actually an active design too, as opening the chimney will activate the roof fans, while closing it will automatically turn them off (more on this over the page). The chimneys are both backed by noise dampening material, and beneath them lies another pair of 140mm fans, this time mounted as exhausts, with room for a third too.

We also see Nanoxia’s pop out I/O panel. It’s a nifty idea in theory if you don’t constantly use these ports, but in our sample at least it’s poorly implemented. It often gets stuck and doesn’t release properly, and even when it does it gets jammed on the way up, pausing at a point where the generous selection of ports are partially blocked, leaving you with the irritating task of having to pull it up every time you want to use one. It could just have been damaged in transit or a bad sample, but either way it’s a slip in quality that we shouldn’t be seeing.

Click to enlarge — The DS6 has a pop-up front panel and rubber plugs for the rear water-cooling holes

The rear is unexciting, but it does have the case’s fifth and final 140mm fan, as well as a whopping ten expansion slots. There are also four holes for external water-cooling set-ups. We’re puzzled as to why manufacturers insist on still supplying these, especially in a case this large. Nanoxia does at least supply rubber plugs to block them out when not in use, though it would be better if these were fitted by default instead of the rubber grommets.

Finally, we get to the bottom of the Deep Silence 6, where you’ll find a single, long, slide out dust filter that is surprisingly easy to return to position without tilting the case (a relief, given its weight). This likely has something to do with the ample floor clearance provided by the four rubber-soled plastic feet that have a chrome finish.


  • Dimensions (mm) 250 x 655 x 644 (W x D x H)
  • Material Steel, plastic
  • Available colours Dark black, white, anthracite
  • Weight 20.8kg
  • Front panel Power, reset, 4 x USB 3, 2 x USB 2 stereo, microphone, 2 x fan controller
  • Drive bays 4 x external 5. 25in (1 x optional 3.5in adaptor), 13 x internal 3.5in/2.5in
  • Form factor(s) HPTX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX
  • Cooling 2 x 140mm/120mm front fan mounts (2 x 140mm fans included), 1 x 140mm/120mm rear fan mount (140mm fan included), 3 x 140mm/120mm roof fan mounts (2 x 140mm fans included), 1 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm bottom fan mounts, 2 x 140mm/120mm left side fan mounts, 2 x 140mm/120mm internal fan mounts (fans not included)
  • CPU cooler clearance 200mm
  • Maximum graphics card length 370mm (400mm without internal fan mount)
  • Extras Removable dust filters, 2 x variable speed fan controllers, Active Air Chimney

1 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review2 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review — Interior3 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review — Cooling Performance4 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review — Performance Analysis and Conclusion

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 review

Written by

Matthew Lambert

December 14, 2012 | 10:03

Tags: #atx-case #midi-tower #quiet-computing

Companies: #nanoxia

1 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Review2 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Interior3 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Cooling Performance4 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Performance Analysis and Conclusion

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Review

Manufacturer: Nanoxia
UK Price (as reviewed):
£86. 64 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed): Currently unavailable

Looking at the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 for the first time, we were instantly reminded of Fractal Design’s Define R4 chassis, thanks to the ‘plain black box’ aesthetic. The similarity holds up upon closer inspection, because, as the name Deep Silence suggests, a quiet computing design ethos influences the case nearly everywhere you look. With the price difference between the two cases so small too, it’s clear that Nanoxia has geared the DS1 to compete with Fractal’s case, a brave move for a company new to the case market.

As we moved the case around the labs for testing, another thing we quickly became aware of was its weight. Like the R4, the DS1 comes in at over 10kg. Although this is less than ideal for easy transportation, it’s actually very reassuring as it makes the case feel well built. Examining the exterior reveals the plastic front and roof panels to be very securely attached, and the steel chassis itself is very sturdy and almost impossible to bend or flex in any real way.

Click to enlarge — No, we haven’t started to review fridges

In keeping with the noise minimising principles that underpin the core design of the DS1, everything on the outside of the case is very enclosed and flat, ensuring also that the case maintains it minimalist styling. For example, the single side panel fan mount has a flat, black steel blanking plate for when it’s not in use. Meanwhile, the opposite side panel is entirely flat and featureless.

Moving to the roof, you’ll find the two fan mounts there also covered, this time by what Nanoxia has christened the Air Chimney. A small, slightly flimsy, plastic slider on the left of the roof can be used to lift a section of the roof to allow heat from the area beneath it to escape passively, or to provide any fans you choose to install there room to exhaust air. Often such ventilation amounts to little more than a gimmick, but there is a significant amount of clearance when it’s fully open. Also on the roof is the concealed push to open front panel, with a decent selection of connections. It requires more pressure than it should to open though, and we also found the power button at the front of the roof to be far too wobbly for our liking.

Click to enlarge — The DS1’s roof houses the slide to open Air Chimney and the push to open front panel

We’re fans of magnetic case doors here, so it’s great to see that the DS1 comes equipped with two of them, both of which are fully lined with noise absorbing foam. The top door opens to reveal the three 5.25-inch drive bays, as well as the fan controller and reset button. Both of the fan controller’s channels have their own speed sliders and can control up to three fans each.

Pop open the bottom case door and you’re greeted by the two front intake fan mounts. Like the 140mm rear mount, these two 120mm mounts are filled by default with Nanoxia’s own Deep Silence fans, optimised for quiet operation and complete with green blades. The two front fans rest in separate cages, which can be popped open from the front. This gives you access not only to the fans but also their slide out dust filters. It’s a great design that will make cleaning and maintenance all the easier, and a long slide out dust filter along the bottom of the case does the same.

Click to enlarge — The top front door (left) opens to reveal the fan control, and the lower door (right) covers the fans and their filters

Elsewhere, the four case feet are rubber soled, as you would expect for a case focused on noise reduction, and they also give the DS1 an impressive level of clearance above your floor. This ensures that both your PSU and any fan you choose to install in the floor mount will have easy access to cool air. Finally, external water-cooling setups can be fed into the case via the four holes on the back, and Nanoxia even provide grommets for these that allow you to block them up completely if they’re not needed, which shows excellent attention to detail.


  • Dimensions (mm) 220 x 532 x 517 (W x D x H)
  • Material Steel, plastic
  • Available colours Black (reviewed), white, silver, anthracite
  • Weight 11.34kg
  • Front panel Power, reset, 2 x USB 3, 2 x USB 2, stereo, microphone
  • Drive bays 2 x external 5.25in, 1 x external 5.25in/3.5in, 8 x internal 3.5in/2.5in
  • Form factor(s) XL-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX
  • Cooling 2 x 120mm front mounts (fans supplied), 1 x 140mm rear fan mount (fan supplied), 2 x 120/140mm roof fan mount, 1 x 120mm/140mm floor fan mount, 1x 120/140mm side panel fan mount (fans not supplied)
  • CPU cooler clearance 185mm
  • Maximum graphics card length 315mm (445mm with HDD cage removed)
  • Extras Removable dust filters, dual-channel fan control, blanking plates, air chimney

1 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Review2 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Interior3 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Cooling Performance4 — Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 — Performance Analysis and Conclusion

Review: nanoxia deep silence 1



The prestigious German manufacturer Nanoxia sent us their Nanoxia Deep Silence I chassis, one of the best silent boxes on the market. Silence lover? Do you want to be? Read our review!

Goods transferred:




Box type

Midi Tower

Compatible inserts

ATX, XL-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX

Internal / external compartments

3 x 5, 25 external.

1 x 3, 5 optional.

8 x 2.5 / 3.5 internal.

Cooling: Front: 2 x 120 mm.

Rear: 140 mm.

Ceiling: 2 x 120 mm optional.

Soil: 1 x 120/140 mm optional.

Side: 1 x 120/140 mm optional.


517 x 220 x 532 mm


Steel and plastic.
Approximate weight 11, 34 kg
Maxi radiators supported 18.5 cm
The maximum number of video cards supported is . 31.5 cm with HDD cab.

44.5 cm without HDD cab.

warranty 2 years

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 comes in a robust and very well protected case. Both front and rear we find all the features and specifications of the box.

Well packed with polystyrene.

Available in various colors: black, silver, white and the one analyzed today by anthracite. Accompanied by instruction manual.

On the left side we have a place to turn on an additional fan for video cards. Both panels are completely smooth.

When the window is open, we see a built-in rehobus to control the fans, a power button and 5. 25 compartments with an easy-to-open system.

At the bottom of the front we see two filters with two Nanoxia 120mm fans. These fans have 4 pins and are controlled from the front panel controller.

We continue to look at the box, but from the ceiling. We found two holes… What will it be?

The USB ports are hidden with small hatches. We have two USB 2.0 connections, two USB 3.0 and an audio output.

We also have a convertible roof. This allows us to remove hot air and fresh air. No box on the market has included this feature and we think it’s a great solution.

On the back we see two outlets for liquid cooling tubes and a 140mm fan that we can replace with a 120mm fan.

Maximum 8 expansion ports allow us to install ATX, XL-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX motherboards.

A floor filter for the power supply is also available. What a pleasure!

Ground view and excellent quality legs.

Interior painted entirely in matt black. Modding fans… Window? Dare you

As a high-end box, it includes cable routing on the right and bottom.

Silent 140mm PWM fan.

Compartments 5, 25 are installed easily and without the use of screws with their anchors.

The hard drive bay is modular, allowing us to choose from multiple options: one column, two columns or none.

Example columns:

Liquid cooling is not a problem in this box. Because it allows us to install up to two 240mm radiators on the top and front.

USB 3.0 connection and integrated rehobus wiring.

As a case dedicated to a silent PC, I present to you in another category all its qualities. The first is in the window, including the panel, which prevents the noise from escaping.

Both sides have a panel that suppresses noise. We have seen its effectiveness, and it is impressive.

In addition to the possibility of installing a fan if required.

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The power pack includes special armatures to prevent noise and any movement.

Connection 3, 5 compartments. As we can see, we can install 2.5″ blocks


Deep Silence 1 is the first box designed by Nanoxia. Available in black, silver, white and anthracite, USB 3.0 ports, exceptional cooling and finely tuned hard drive cages.

What makes this box stand out the most is the design of the SilentPC. Protected with special foam throughout the interior (roof, facade and side walls) that dampens the noise of fans and components, special anchors in the power supply area and hard drives that make it one of the best alternatives on the market, In addition, it includes 3 Nanoxia PWM fans controlled by rehobus on the front panel.

Installation was very easy, we did our tests with an air heatsink: Noctua NH-D14 (compatible with heatsinks with a maximum height of 185mm), Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570k processor, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 motherboard and Asus GTX680. The CPU never exceeded 32ºC idle / 52ºC full and the graphics at 30ºC idle and 60º full. As we saw in the analysis, the box allows us to install liquid cooling / water cooling with two 240mm radiators regardless of its thickness. This makes it an excellent addition for air and fluid compatibility.

The box can be bought for a modest price of €115 in online stores.




NO .



+ USB 3. 0 .

+ 185 mm high heatsinks .


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NANOXIA Ncore Retro Aluminum Mechanical Keyboard User Manual

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  • Switch: Kaihl White
  • Life expectancy: 50 million keystrokes
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C — 70°C
  • Connector: USB
  • Length cable: 1.80 m
  • Weight: 1.390 g
  • Product dimensions: approx. 436.5 x 133.5 x 41.9 mm
  • Features
    • Function keys with preset multimedia actions
    • Anti-Ghosting keys
      fn + f8 Stop
      fn + f9 Mute
      fn + f10 Volume —
      fn + f11 Volume +
      fn + WIn Lock Windows-Taste (LED indicator W)
      fn + W Toggle WSAD and arrow keys
      Fn + Prtsc Switch 6-key press and N-key press

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      a) FN function key
      Additional functions are provided for various keys of the Ncore Retro keyboard. To activate these features, press the FN key and the corresponding function key at the same time.
      b) Windows key lock
      If you want to disable the Windows key, press the FN key + the Windows key. To unlock the Windows key, press this combination again.
      c) Toggle WSAD and arrow keys
      If you want to swap the arrows and WASD keys, press the FN key + W key. To cancel this function swap, press this combination again.
      d) Preprogrammed multimedia keys
      The F1 — F12 keys are pre-installed for multimedia actions and quick access to the media player. To use this feature, press the FN key and the corresponding F key at the same time.
      e) Switch N-Key and 6-Key rollover
      By default, the keyboard is set to 6-key rollover. If you want to switch to N-Key rollover, press FN & ScrLck. To return to 6-key rollover mode, press the FN and PrtScrn keys.

      Light Effect Modes

      By simultaneously pressing the FN + INS keys, you can switch between different pre-programmed light effect modes:
      Standard -> Touch -> Breathing -> Game -> Scale -> Flower -> Pendant -> Wave -> Spread effect -> Standard
      By pressing FN and ↑ ↓, you can adjust the brightness of the LEDs in three steps; by pressing FN & ← →, you can adjust the effect time in 5 steps.

      Game Mode and Custom Backlight Settings
      a) Pre-programmed Game Modes

      Your new Ncore Retro Aluminum keyboard offers eight pre-programmed game modes that light up certain keys depending on the mode. You can switch between modes by pressing the FN + 1 to 8 keys.0022

      Game mode 3
      FN + 3

      Game mode 4
      FN + 4

      Game mode 5
      FN + 5
      9000 9000 FN + 6


      You can also program two custom modes using the FN & 9 or FN & 0 keys. To program your own mode, first switch to one of the custom modes and then press the FN and Home button to start recording. Hit the keys that should light up in this mode, and when you’re done, press FN & End to stop recording.

      Connecting ncore retro to your PC / laptop

      Connect Ncore Retro to a free USB port on your PC/Laptop. The health evaluation system will automatically recognize the keyboard and install the driver.