Nanoxia Deep Silence DS4
Up Close: Exterior Front, Rear and Base
The front of the case is split into two sections and is finished in a rather attractive and well applied semi polished hairline brushed smoked metal effect which identifies this as the Anthracite colour option. The upper section opens, being held shut by small magnets, and has a small recess down the left side so you can get your fingers round it. Unlike some of the other cases in the line the lower section of the case does not open, so as we'll see when we come to strip the case access to the fan behind is not as simple as it could be.
With the upper door open we can see the two 5.25" bay covers. The covers are plastic with a metal mesh over the top of the frame and are easily released and re fitted by means of the latch on their right hand side. it's in here that we also find the two channel fan controller that we've come to expect on Nanoxia cases, and very welcome it is too. To the left of the fan controllers there's a reset switch, nicely out of the way to prevent accidental activation. As you might expect from a silent case, the door is lined, but this time with a lighter weight foam as opposed to the heavy duty material found in the doors.
No real surprises at the rear of the case. There's a mount for a 120mm fan with a 1300RPM Nanoxia unit fitted. The area does not appear to cater for any other fan sizes though. Further down we find four vented PCI covers. It's an eternal amusement to us why a case that focuses on limiting the sound escaping from it should have vented PCI covers, but hey ho.
Flipping the case over (no need for lifting tackle this time), there's four good sized rubber tipped chromed plastic feet. The rear of the case has ventilation and filters for the PSU, but that's about it really.