Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

The Build

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

The Build

The DS4 comes with the usual full colour Nanoxia instruction booklets which gives help, should it be needed, in both German and English.  You also get a big "Bag-o-screws" to sort though as well as a slack handful of cable ties.  Nanoxia also include some blanks for the rear tubing ports, should you wish to seal them completely and ignore the fact that the PCI covers are vented so it makes very little difference.  More usefully there's an extension for the 8pin CPU power cable and a 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter plate. 

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

 

With the PSU in we have our usual 5 minute scream wondering exactly how we're going to tame this particular Medusa.  However with 8 cable tie points and a good 15mm of space to work with it shouldn't be too hard. 

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

 

We though this little PSU management hole might be getting a little over stuffed and we were right.  The rubber grommet is just about holding on in there, but to be honest you'd be hard pushed to get another cable through.

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

 

Things are also pretty tight between the bottom of the M-ATX board and the top of the PSU.  Only nimble hands shall pass though here, and if you're planning on a multi GPU set up, do bear in mind that the fan from the lower GPU will be right up against the top of the PSU.

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4  

 

Although the DS4 can take a 120mm rad based AIO in either the rear or front fan position (after removing the five of the six drive bays), it's not able to accept anything larger than that.  On the plus side this lack of a 240mm roof rad mount does help to keep the overall height of the case down to just 380mm.  So no roof mounted water then, but on the plus side you can get tower coolers up to 160mm in height in there.

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

 

As the DS4 is quite a small case we've almost got too much cabling, having to loop back both the 8pin PSU and the PCI cables.  You might remember that Nanoxia have included a PSU power extension cable, we think this is to make fitting easier as it is quite tight up in the roof, but we managed fine without it.

Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4     Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4

 

The plentiful and well placed cable tie points enabled us to achieve a reasonably tidy job of things back here, with the trough at the bottom making for an great place to stash unwanted lengths.

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13-12-2013, 09:51:51

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At the opposite end of the spectrum to the Massive DS6 we have the diminutive DS4. The latest M-ATX case from Nanoxia


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