Today we have the Nanoxia CoolForce 2 chassis for review. We have already seen the Deep Silence 1 Rev.B chassis from Nanoxia and we recommended it, it’s a very high quality chassis. The CoolForce 2 is aimed at a similar audience, with a number of the Nanoxia design cue’s and features, it’s another enthusiast level chassis with the watercooler fan in mind.
Fans of the Nanoxia range will be happy to see several familiar features, including the noise-reducing insulation material installed in the side panels.
The CoolForce 2 also includes some LED bars in the front panel area, and some unique drive mounting solutions to aid as many configurations as possible. Three 140 mm fans from the CoolForce fan series are pre-installed. Two of them rotate behind the front panel, the third fan can be found on the rear side.
There is also a fan controller built in, this is 3-stage fan controller allowing for control up to three case fans. This is a basic fan speed controller, rather than a more intelligent controller, though it will get you going and allow for some noise and airflow manipulation.
Nanoxia sent us down the CoolForce 2 chassis for review, let’s see how it gets on.
|Chassis Type||Mid Tower|
|Motherboards||ATX, XL-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|Chassis Dimensions||220 x 483 x 525mm (W x H x D)|
|5.25” Drive Bays||2|
|3.5” Drive Bays||4|
|2.5” Drive Bays||6|
|Case Fan (Front)||2 x 140 mm (1,100 rpm)|
|Case Fan (Rear)||1 x 140 mm (1,100 rpm)|
|Case Fan (Top)||optional 3 x 120/140 mm|
|Case Fan (Bottom)||optional 1 x 120/140 mm|
|Case Fan (ModuWand)||optional 2 x 120/140 mm|
|Maximum VGA Card Length||300 (430) mm|
|I/O Ports||2 x USB3.0 + HD Audio & Mic.|
|Max height for CPU coolers||185 mm|
The Nanoxia CoolForce 2 chassis shares the packing with the Deep Silence 1 Rev.B, and it’s by far our favourite packaging. It is almost audiophile quality, and uses nicer foam than the usual chassis.
This helps a lot with static build up. If you review or manage a lot of chassis then anything that helps reduce the amount of static is welcome.