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Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 review

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mi1ez 14th December 2012, 11:26 Quote
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Like well treated hair, the noise dampening foam is thick and bountiful
My hair is thick and bountiful, and it's FAR from well treated!
azrael- 14th December 2012, 11:32 Quote
Well, isn't this basically a reworked Define Rx case? It certainly looks like it's coming from the same OEM.
Spreadie 14th December 2012, 11:33 Quote
Despite the poor cooling results and the boring, and seemingly ubiquitous, minimalist design (I hate case doors and Fractal looks bore me to tears), I'm fairly impressed with the DS1. As pointed out, the attention to detail is very good - I like the idea of the extra HDD cage mount, allowing the inclusion of a radiator in the front.

I think you could build a very tidy and quiet watercooled rig in this chassis.
workingclass 14th December 2012, 11:33 Quote
This case is the editors choice at Anandtech, I'm very surprised to see the difference of opinion on this case from these two very respectable sites.
Spreadie 14th December 2012, 11:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
My hair is thick and bountiful, and it's FAR from well treated!

Yeah, yeah. You'll tell us anything, L'Oreal boy! :p :)
Pookie 14th December 2012, 12:02 Quote
If I hadn't already upgraded to an R4 earlier this year I would have definately considered this case. A great start for Nanoxia me thinks.
azrael- 14th December 2012, 12:19 Quote
Somehow I fail to see what this case has that the Corsair Obsidian 550D doesn't have.
Spreadie 14th December 2012, 12:24 Quote
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Somehow I fail to see what this case has that the Corsair Obsidian 550D doesn't have.

A £20 head start?
faugusztin 14th December 2012, 12:27 Quote
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Somehow I fail to see what this case has that the Corsair Obsidian 550D doesn't have.

Quieter fans, more hard drive bays. And why do you ask your question like that ? By that logic there is no reason to have 550D either, NZXT H2 nor Define R2, R3 or R4. What everyone needs is Antec P180, right ?

Just because something is similar it doesn't mean there is no place for that case on the market.

For example if you want to use top fan spots on any of the other cases, you will end up with ugly holes in top - most ugly ones are on 550D and H2, R2/R3/R4 have the standard fan holes which are average - DS1 will have your top fans covered even if you use them. Sure, it will look like a car spoiler, but it will cover your fans and computer from "direct attacks from above" (liquids, dust), gives enough space for fans to do their job and partially blocks the direct sound path.
lilgoth89 14th December 2012, 12:41 Quote
a small thought. might it be possible to include the cases ment for low noise in their own little graph ? means these that are desinged to be quiet above cooling dont have to compete agasint the likes of the FT02 and the like, plenty of these 'low noise' cases on the market at the moment
richiehatchet 14th December 2012, 12:57 Quote
^ What they said ^ ... good idea!
mi1ez 14th December 2012, 12:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
My hair is thick and bountiful, and it's FAR from well treated!

Yeah, yeah. You'll tell us anything, L'Oreal boy! :p :)
Fuller, thicker, healthy looking hair!
http://vimeo.com/33607077
lancer778544 14th December 2012, 14:14 Quote
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In keeping with the noise minimising principles that underpin the core design of the DS1, everything on the outside of the fax is very enclosed and flat...

???
jrs77 14th December 2012, 16:19 Quote
It's allmost a 100% copy of the FD Define R3/4 and funnily enough performs worse.

I'm sticking with my FD Define Mini. No need for full ATX anymore these days.

Additionally, in regards to the HDD-bays and the big amount of them... who needs more then 3 HDDs anyways? 1x SSD for OS, 1x SSD for workfiles and 1x 2+ TB SATA. All the rest, like the movie-collections you want to keep and all that are stored on big external storages anyways.
faugusztin 14th December 2012, 16:30 Quote
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big external storages anyways.

And what do you think is used for those big external storages if :
1) you don't have a rackmount server ?
2) you have more requirements than a 4-drive NAS can handle ?

Yes, that is what DS1 is meant for, same as Define R2/R3 (and R4 in smaller part).

What you said is pretty much "I don't know what is the point of these cases with many hard drive bays, because big storage systems are in cases with many hard drive bays." :|
azrael- 14th December 2012, 17:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
A £20 head start?
Around here the DS1 costs about 10-15 GBP more than the 550D. Granted, the Define is cheaper than the 550D but not excessively so.
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Quieter fans, more hard drive bays. And why do you ask your question like that ? By that logic there is no reason to have 550D either, NZXT H2 nor Define R2, R3 or R4. What everyone needs is Antec P180, right ?

Just because something is similar it doesn't mean there is no place for that case on the market.

For example if you want to use top fan spots on any of the other cases, you will end up with ugly holes in top - most ugly ones are on 550D and H2, R2/R3/R4 have the standard fan holes which are average - DS1 will have your top fans covered even if you use them. Sure, it will look like a car spoiler, but it will cover your fans and computer from "direct attacks from above" (liquids, dust), gives enough space for fans to do their job and partially blocks the direct sound path.
Maybe I shouldn't quite have phrased it quite this way, but I've seen several reviews where the DS1 and also the Define get heaps of praise while the 550D gets less so. And this while the 550D performs at least equal to or better than either the DS1 or the Define.

Personally, I find the 550D easier on the eyes than either the DS1 or the Define, but personal tastes are ...well, personal. :)
faugusztin 14th December 2012, 19:01 Quote
550D looks better in stock configuration. But once you need a side or top fan, then it goes from looking very good to looking very bad, just because of removal of those panels. If Corsair would have provided replacement mesh panels, it would be good.

550D is in most countries more expensive than both Define R3 (by about 15-20 euros) and DS1 (by about 5-10 euros). If DS1 is overpriced in your case, then it is an issue with your supplier (and considering i had to help recommend stuff for some people in Denmark, i seen that your prices are bit off compared to rest of Europe). 550D is less suited for a server case compared to R2/R3/R4/DS1 due lower number of hard drive bays. This is where DS1 hits the sweet spot, they keep the 8 bays of Fractal Define cases, while add one extra 5.25" bay at expense of some extra weight.

The grommets are on whole different level compared to R2/R3 too (didn't have a chance to work with R4 yet). And fans are much better than the ones supplied by R2/R3, i actually kept the ones i got with DS1 instead of replacing them with my usual combo choicecs of Silverstone Air Penetrators or Noiseblockers.
Somer_Himpson 14th December 2012, 19:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by lilgoth89
a small thought. might it be possible to include the cases ment for low noise in their own little graph ? means these that are desinged to be quiet above cooling dont have to compete agasint the likes of the FT02 and the like, plenty of these 'low noise' cases on the market at the moment

MEANT!!!!
DESIGNED!!!
AGAINST!!!
Spreadie 14th December 2012, 19:30 Quote
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MEANT!!!!
DESIGNED!!!
AGAINST!!!
Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind.

(c) Terry Pratchett

:p
jrs77 14th December 2012, 20:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
And what do you think is used for those big external storages if :
1) you don't have a rackmount server ?
2) you have more requirements than a 4-drive NAS can handle ?

Yes, that is what DS1 is meant for, same as Define R2/R3 (and R4 in smaller part).

What you said is pretty much "I don't know what is the point of these cases with many hard drive bays, because big storage systems are in cases with many hard drive bays." :|

A 1080i movie takes some 1.3GB / hour and this is without loosing too much quality. A 2TB HDD can store how much of that? 1500 hours of 1080i material.

So my point would be, that John Doe is good to go with one ore two external USB-HDDs for storing big data he doesn't want to loose.

Have your big case with all your files connected and hope that your place never gets hit by lightning crashing all your HDDs. You never want to store data on a permanently attached HDD sir, even if your machine is "protected" by an APC.
faugusztin 14th December 2012, 21:32 Quote
Just because for you it is enough to have one or two USB drives for your data needs it doesn't mean there aren't people who need more. Virtual machines, test web and database servers, versioning, RAID mirroring - it is very easy to use up all of your 8 drive bays for two RAID10 mirrors, and you are not even high on data capacity.

And anyway, if you don't need the hard drive bays, you can remove them (or reorganize them in two stacks). And nothing stops you from replacing the stock quiet, but not very powerfull fans with alternatives. For example replace the front fan with Air Penetrator and remove the top hard drive bays - and your graphic card temperatures will drop down a lot. This is a "flaw" (not really, but makes the values not so easy to compare) when you take completely different stock fans and compare the thermal performance with them. While it says what the "stock performance" of the case is, it doesn't tell you if the higher temperatures are result of the case/fans/hard drive bay airflow blocking.

PS: APC is just one brand of UPS, you meant to say UPS in your last sentence.
E-Bomber 14th December 2012, 23:58 Quote
Hmm... I stumbled on this website just recently and I gotta say, the testing is the worst I've ever seen.
Anandtech + a lot more reviewers say this is a great product and cools great. The temps are way better on Anandtech's test, and also everyone else's...
Bit-tech, stop with the propaganda and start reviewing properly. This is the most bloated site I've ever been to.
Deders 3rd April 2013, 12:19 Quote
I gotta agree, Just bought this case and after some slightly tricky instillation issues it is silent and keeps my hardware much cooler and quieter than any case I've seen.
Deders 18th April 2014, 11:10 Quote
I really think you ought to re-test this case. after a year of using it, my actual temperatures are only a few degrees higher than your delta's. And that is with a higher overclock on the CPU and an overvolted GPU.
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