Inside the Deep Silence 2
Removing the panels gives you a great view inside of the DS2 and we can see that the wiring is bundled and currently resting near the storage drive rack. As for the hardware, that is kept in the top drive tray for transit, and the manual is shipped outside of the chassis.
The three 5.25" bays have these slide and lock, tool-less clips on both sides of the bays to keep the optical drive, card readers or reservoirs solidly in place.
At the bottom half, you have two 120mm fans in front of the hard drive rack, and inside of it there are seven trays that hold either 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Off to the left there is a removable fan support that will allow you to put fans between the rack and this mount, and will also allow you to mount a radiator to it.
The top of the chassis offers room for fans, but in place there out of the box is a pair of sound deadening panels that cover them. Just to help keep all noise levels low, they also add a panel in the front that runs all the way to the front of the chassis.
The motherboard tray can handle boards from Mini-ITX on up to E-ATX. It also offers seven wire management holes with grommets and seven places visible here to tie wiring to.
The lower half of the tray by the PSU offers two more much larger holes with grommets to make that wiring disappear almost immediately. Speaking of the PSU, there is a casket at the back to isolate it as well as rubber pads on the floor.
In the back of the chassis there is a 120mm exhaust fan that has even been installed with the power wire nearest the wire management hole, something a lot of manufacturers never think of. As for the expansion slots, these use the standard of thumbscrews for securing the cards properly.
Behind the motherboard tray there is plenty of room for wiring with the 30mm offset. Things are a bit tight near the bays at the front as the steel is rolled for strength and cutting the space down a bit, but I didn't run into any issues with the wiring, as you will soon see.
I like that all of the wiring has been sleeved in black to make everything more unified when you do wire the chassis. Here you have a pair of fan leads from the front of the chassis, six fan power leads from the two fan controllers with its Molex connection for power. On the right you have the power, reset, and power LED wiring along with the Audio, USB 2.0 and native USB 3.0 connections.
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