Nanoxia DS6 Deep Silence 6 Review
Up Close: Interior, Base, Roof and Reverse
Interior, Base, Roof, Reverse......Interior, Base, Roof, Reverse.....Eat Sleep Rave Review.....Eat Sleep Rave Review. (Think a certain reviewer might have had too much coffee). Anyways, the PSU section of the DS6 is particularly well appointed. No thin rubber pads here, Instead your PSU will be cushioned, supported and dampened by four substantial rubber...well...Nipples, and erect ones at that. A large filtered mesh area in the base allows for ample ventilation, while a foam gasket around the cut out further serves to reduce the effects of noise and vibration
If you've got a large case able to house large motherboards it stands to reason that you'd expect to have a decent abount of PCI slots. The DS6 doesn't disappoint, with no less than 10 in total there should be no problem setting up a multi GPU system in this case. The covers though, rather than being solid and unvented, as you might think would be the more obvious solution for a case which puts so much effort into being silent are actually made of a rigid mesh material. Great for letting excess heat out of the case, not so good for keeping the noise in and rather makes the gasket around the PSU cut out seem a little superfluous.
Nanoxia certainly haven't scrimped on fans. In addition to the 2x140mm units in the front there's also a 140mm fan in the rear and 2x140mm fans in the roof. We're still not sure how we feel about Nanoxia's signature Toxic green blades, and wonder how likely they are to fit with the colour scheme of a potential build. Still, at the end of the day they are better than some no-name OEM black fans, and are actually quite decent in their own right. looking at the pair up in the roof and remembering that they're 140mm units you get an idea of how much space there is up here.
Summoning some help we turn the case round to look at the reverse. On the face of it thirteen cable tie points might seem more than generous, but remember how large this case is and how much hardware it's likely to be housing. We're a little concerned that with a shed load of gear in here you'd struggle to tame it all. On the plus side there's a positively cavernous 30mm of space to play about in.
The small PCB seen on the image below left is the business end of the DS6's two channel fan controller, whilst below right we can see stacked rows of small cable management holes which allow for the wires to pass though to those connections on the bottom of the motherboard. Which row you need will be determined by the size of the motherboard you're using. Having two rows is a nice option and shoes attention to detail as it would have been all to easy to have just missed out the upper row resulting in the builder having to trail their cables across the front.