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Closer Look – Interior
So after popping the extremely heavy, high quality and sound deadening clad side panel off, we have the bread and butter of the Deep Silence 6 Rev.B; the interior. The first eye striking point to me is the sheer amount of room available inside; if you are a small form factor buff then I wouldn’t look towards this case, it is purely a monster!
We have all the usual suspects such as a bottom mounted PSU at the rear with enough rubber grommets to make your eyes water in disbelief; I personally love rubber grommets but each to their own. On the right-hand side, we also have the HDD cages and 5.25” optical bays above; there is space for up to 13 x 3.5mm drivers in addition to the 6 available in terms of 2.5”. Of course, this is just internally but externally, Nanoxia have included some external mounts/brackets which allow a further 2 x 3.5mm drives to be connected.
Aside from being the ideal home server case (support for HPTX boards), it also has support for the usual suspects such as E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX and of course ITX; ITX in a case this big would be pretty stupid in all fairness. Being a server isn’t the only use for the Deep Silence 6 Rev.B chassis though, this is also an ideal case for water cooling enthusiasts to stretch their legs with good support for radiators; there is only space for up to 360mm radiators which are a little disappointing given a case of this size but there are plenty of options within for multiple combinations of radiator sizes from 120mm up to the maximum of 360mm; modders could even attempt to mod a 480mm radiator in if they are feeling creative!
As previously mentioned, there is space for 4 x 5.25” optical drives; this could consist of optical drives such as Blu-Ray, DVD-RW or even for water coolers wanting to install a 5.25” reservoir.
In line with Nanoxia’s, the HDD bays are made from good quality metal which means they are robust; a maximum of 16 x hard drives can be installed into the Deep Silence Rev.B making this the ideal case for a home server, file server or even for a film/music junkie with gazillions of stuff to store.
A 240mm radiator in push/pull can be installed in front of the cage maximising space inside for water cooling and of course, directing even more airflow through the case in addition to the 2 x 140mm fans at the front sucking that good air in!
Aside from the included 2 x 140mm Nanoxia fans in the front and the 2 x 140mm fans included in the top (we will look at those in a second), we have 1 x 140mm fan acting as an exhaust on the rear; this makes the total fans included tally up to 5 x 140mm fans. This is very impressive indeed and should hopefully impact on cooling performance greatly!
Even more space can be found in the top which has a ton of support for radiators; a maximum of up to 360mm can be installed with the hot air being shoved out through the active air chimneys on the roof of the case. To the left, we have water cooling support grommets although these aren’t a necessity in this day and age.
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Rev.B has support for the largest of ATX power supplies; this is complimented with a rubber gasket between the case and the external panel and also features 4 x rubber feet to minimise vibration and to allow air to be sucked in via the PSU fan.
We have 2 x motherboard cut-outs with this particular chassis; one for the main slice of the motherboard action and another for those utilising HTPX server boards with multiple CPU sockets. This is a nifty feature which allows the changing of coolers without removing the board from the case; mainly due to the fact that this case doesn’t feature a removable motherboard tray. The cut-outs are fairly big and I had no problems installing a cooler as you will see over on the next page.