Fractal Define Nano S ITX Case Review
Introduction and Technical Specification
Published: 3rd February 2016 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: 54.99 |
Swedish designers and case manufacturers Fractal Design have been around for quite a while now, and it's fair to say they've established something of a decent reputation in the enthusiast sector of the market. Their designs are predominantly well thought out, minimalist, high quality and well priced. Enter then, the latest addition to the Define range, the Nano S. Measuring 230x203x400mm (HxWxD) the Nano S resembles a shrunken version of the Define S, which, to be honest, is no bad thing. Fractal however claim it to be " A new way to look at the ITX form factor", guess we'd better see if it's worthy of that claim.
|2.5"||2 (2 shared)|
Front: 1x140mm (2x120/140mm optional)
Roof: 2x120/140mm optional
Floor: 1x120mm optional
|Water Cooling|| |
Front: Up to 280mm Max 147x312 (WxL)
Roof: Up to 280mm (requires 35mm clearance on Motherboard)
Floor: 1x120mm Max 85x160 (WxL)
|Max PSU length||160mm|
|Max CPU Cooler Heigh||160mm|
|Max GPU Length||315mm|
|Front I/O||2xUSB 3.0, Audio in/out, Power button, reset button.|
Most Recent Comments
It's a nice little case but it just looks a little dated inside to me. I think it should be mandatory that cases come with PSU shrouds these days, given how much better they can make a PC look inside.
Thanks for the review.
I don't know about having the shrouds mandatory but I feel that maybe they could do them as an option or like Corsair do with the 700D parts have them as a purchasable extra. In failing that just make them, it's not rocket surgery.
It's still a good case. There will always be better (and many more) worse cases so I think the Silver borderline Gold award is pretty spot on. Just a shame it missed those few mm I wonder if it was a conscious choice or they just didn't think?Quote
Thanks for the review.Quote