Inside the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2

Both panels are attached to the chassis using black, metallic thumbscrews. Both side panels have dampening material on their inner side. The material used on the left panel is different from the one used on the right panel. See Figures 12 and 13.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 12: Dampening material on the left panel

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 13: Dampening material on the right panel

The motherboard tray has a huge cutout for you to access the backplate of the CPU coolers without having to remove the motherboard from the case, several holes with rubber covers for you to route cables behind it, and several clips for you to fasten cables using cable ties. Even though it is a mid-tower case, the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 supports E-ATX motherboards, due to its extra depth.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 14: Overall look

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 15: A view behind the motherboard tray

In Figure 16, we get another overall look inside the case. Notice how there is dampening material on the top panel. Expansion cards are fastened using black, metallic thumbscrews. The Deep Silence 2 supports video cards up to 13.6” (345 mm) long on its default configuration or up to 14.6” (370 mm) if the bracket for installing internal fans is removed. It is possible to install CPU coolers up to 6.5” (165 mm) tall.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 16: Overall look

You can install two 120 mm fans on the bracket that comes attached to the hard drive cage. See Figure 17. This feature was not available on the DS1.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 17: Place for installing two internal 120 mm fans

The power supply is installed at the bottom of the case. It can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. As shown before, there is an air filter for the power supply fan.

The case supports the installation of a 120 mm or 140 mm fan on its bottom panel. As previously shown, the bottom air filter also covers the mesh for this optional fan.

On the case’s default configuration, you can install power supplies up to 14.2” (360 mm) deep. If you install a bottom 120 mm fan, this clearance is reduced to 7.1” (180 mm), while if you install a bottom 140 mm fan you can only fit power supplies up to 6.7” (170 mm) deep.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2Figure 18: Power supply compartment

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