Nanoxia Deep Silence 2
Appearing to be a modified pedestal server chassis, economies of scale allows Nanoxia to bring its buyers the super-duty NXDS2B for as little as $90. EATX motherboards are no problem for this two-foot-long, 24.5-pound behemoth.
Anyone strong enough to move this thing casually will find thick steel panels beneficial to the case’s longevity. But steel isn’t the only thing weighing on their desks. Most of the Deep Silence 2’s interior is covered in cloth-faced asphalt mat for enhanced noise reduction.
Designed to host up to two fans on the top panel and one on the left side, Nanoxia covers these empty grills with a foam-faced plastic plate, reducing noise to users who don’t need those mounts.
Crafty builders might be tempted to put a liquid cooling radiator on top, but the holes and panels aren’t spaced for that purpose. Nanoxia instead puts dual-fan radiator brackets on the inside of its hard drive cage, congruent to its low-noise theme.
Anyone looking to explain the Deep Silence 2’s moderate price won’t be able to point to the cable pack, as its pair of fan controllers each hosts six connectors. Our only disappointment was that the dual-port USB 2.0 connector only hosts a single port on the front panel. That’s in addition to a pair of USB 3.0 ports.