Fractal Design Define S2 Vision Review
Published: 26th April 2019 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: |
Up Close: Interior Rear
As with most modern cases, there's a lot going on back here. So having let you have a general gander, let's dig down into the detail. But before we do, let's take a moment to admire the sheer size of that PSU area. Theoretically it will accept PSUs up to 300mm in length, and if you can find one, fill your boots. In practical terms, what this means is that you're not going to have trouble turning the cabling round, or finding somewhere to stash any unwanted and un-manageable lengths.
One of the features that immediately attracted our attention is the Nexus 9P PWM fan controller hub. This hub can manage up to nine PWM fans as well as a Pump/CPU fan and a CPU-Fan Header. All of this is powdered by a provided SATA coupling direct to the 12v rail on the PSU, and has a max power output of 36W with a max current of 3A.
Also back here we find stealth mounts for a pair of 2.5" drives, both of which can be relocated round the front should you wish to show of your SSDs
Fractal quote a cable routing space of 23mm, which we think must be at the deepest part of the rear of the motherboard. Our measurements are taken in areas that better represent the space most used for management, and have it at more like 20mm, which to be honest is perfectly acceptable.
As with the Meshify, any 3.5" devices you wish to attach are accommodated by means of three separate cages. Each of these will also accept a 2.5" drive as an alternative. Although these are attached by a single thumb bolt, we found them to be a little on the tight side, hence the screw driver.