Nanoxia DS6 Deep Silence 6 Review

The Build

Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 Review

The Build 

The DS6 comes with a booklet of extensive instructions, which are informative and easy to follow (even if they do put the German language section first).  Nanoxia haven't scrimped on the accessories either, along with all the screws and bits you will need for assembly you also get a set of 4 rubber blanks to totally seal off the perforated grommets that come fitted, an external 5.25" to 3.5" adapter (finished in black to match the 5.25" bay covers), a slack handful of decent length cable ties and last but not least, recognising that the dimensions of the DS6 might outstrip the cable lengths on a good many PSUs, Nanoxia have added a 24-pin ATX and an 8-pin CPU cable extension to the bundle.

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On with the build then and with no worries about fitting in all our cables we were non the less diligent about our cable management.  The PSU went in first resting firmly on its supportive rubber isolation nipples and lining up perfectly with the holes in the cut out.

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Cable management was a piece of piddle, with no need for us to use the extension cables provided.  Had we been putting in a larger mobo though we'd have had no choice and would have been very grateful for them.  There's no trough along the upper edge to run and stash fan cables and the like, but fortunately there is a row of cable tie points.

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A huge deep trough at the bottom hides a multitude of sins and a good spread of cable tie points and more than ample management holes enable us to pull of a tidy job.

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No we haven't just fitted an Mini -ITX board into a standard mid tower chassis, however the sheer size of the DS6 does make our trusty old ASUS P6-T Deluxe V2 build board look more than a little lost in there.  As protagonists of proportion we have to say it does look ridiculous so unless you're going to fill up the rest of the space with water cooling kit and other exotic hardware we suggest one of the larger boards this case is able to accept would look much better.  Even with the inner row of cable management holes we're still having to drag a length of 24 pin across the white expanse of case to the socket, and the large second CPU cut out does rather mar the aesthetics of the otherwise stunning interior. 

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25-11-2013, 10:22:14

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...151739370l.jpg

Nanoxia have been very busy indeed since he release of the DS1. Here we take a look at the Daddy of the range, the DS6

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25-11-2013, 11:40:00

Wraithguard
Oooh the modding senses are tingling!!

25-11-2013, 11:47:26

barnsley
Waaay to white. ;D


Its a real shame about the quality, I hope it doesn't go downhill anymore. I want a Matx deep silence, that would be fantastic!

25-11-2013, 11:48:43

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Waaay to white. ;D


Its a real shame about the quality, I hope it doesn't go downhill anymore. I want a Matx deep silence, that would be fantastic!
DS4 is up in a few weeks matey but Gary has it there to do after a few other items.

25-11-2013, 11:51:36

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
DS4 is up in a few weeks matey but Gary has it there to do after a few other items.
Ah great I look forward to it .

25-11-2013, 12:02:16

Rastalovich
It's nice to see so many hard drive options, agree that it'd be nice to be able to remove all the bays. Well tbh, it'd be good if every manuf allowed you to remove everything from the case without issues. My first thoughts on seeing this is a home server ---- probably not what the manufs had in mind completely.

Quality matters to many, however as a home server, you're not ~really~ looking for something to show off your graphics card(s), watercooling, and so on. Which then moves me away from thinking of a server.

Nice and quiet tho...

Price too. I dunno, I'm confused.

28-11-2013, 18:04:51

lwatcdr
Naoxia products are not that common in the US I am sorry to say. The DS1 and DS2 are about the only products that tend to get to the US.

29-11-2013, 16:08:35

Xenomorphical
Ah man, they stole my "below dvd drive bay radiator mounting" idea lol: http://www.xs-chaos.co.uk/xeno/pics/...c-hemi/h46.jpg

30-11-2013, 14:03:04

G-Dubs
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Originally Posted by Xenomorphical View Post
Ah man, they stole my "below dvd drive bay radiator mounting" idea lol:
I'm sure if you contact them they'll forward you a generous royalties cheque

30-11-2013, 21:02:16

Xenomorphical
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Originally Posted by G-Dubs View Post
I'm sure if you contact them they'll forward you a generous royalties cheque
I highly doubt that lol
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