Page 1:Nearing The Quiet Gaming Goal?
Page 2:Lian Li PC-B12
Page 3:Inside Lian Li’s PC-B12
Page 4:More PC-B12 Features
Page 5:Building With The PC-B12
Page 6:Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Page 7:Inside Nanoxia’s Deep Silence 1
Page 8:More Deep Silence 1 Features
Page 9:Building With The Deep Silence 1
Page 10:SilverStone Fortress 2 USB 3.0
Page 11:Inside The Fortress 2 USB 3.0
Page 12:More Fortress 2 USB 3.0 Features
Page 13:Building With The Fortress 2 USB 3.0
Page 14:Test Settings
Page 15:Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
Page 16:Quality And Value: Part 3 Cases, Analyzed
Page 17:Quiet Gaming Case Quest, Series Conclusion
Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
While closely resembling the metal work of Fractal Design’s Define R4, Nanoxia employs brand-specific design elements to stand apart from structurally-similar products. For example, the Deep Silence 1 uses a split-door design (which I personally suggested to the aforementioned competitor), allowing me to finally set my coffee in front of my PC without blocking drive access.
Along with my caffeine conundrum, placing any case up on top of a desk usually makes top-panel ports more difficult to reach. Nanoxia helps somewhat with fold-up, forward-pointing ports on the Deep Silence 1's top panel. Featuring headset/mic jacks, plus a pair of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, the panel folds down to reduce dust accumulation when it isn't in use.
The upper door hides two variable-speed fan controllers (each capable of controlling three fans), the reset switch, and three 5.25” bays. Foam lines the inside of the upper door, dampening any noise that might leak through the vented bay covers.
The bottom door hides two 120 mm intake fans attached to their own independently-opening doors, complete with slide-out dust filters. Nanoxia’s configuration makes routine cleaning incredibly easy.
Two pairs of water-cooling grommets sandwich the 140 mm rear exhaust fan. Those inclined to opt for more fans over liquid cooling will be happy to find two 140 mm fan mounts underneath the top panel.
Eight expansion slots allow users to add a double-sized graphics card to the bottom slot of an ATX motherboard.
- Nearing The Quiet Gaming Goal?
- Lian Li PC-B12
- Inside Lian Li’s PC-B12
- More PC-B12 Features
- Building With The PC-B12
- Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
- Inside Nanoxia’s Deep Silence 1
- More Deep Silence 1 Features
- Building With The Deep Silence 1
- SilverStone Fortress 2 USB 3.0
- Inside The Fortress 2 USB 3.0
- More Fortress 2 USB 3.0 Features
- Building With The Fortress 2 USB 3.0
- Test Settings
- Heat, Noise, And Heat Versus Noise
- Quality And Value: Part 3 Cases, Analyzed
- Quiet Gaming Case Quest, Series Conclusion