Fractal Design Define Nano S Overview
The first thing you will notice about the Define Nano S is its size, it is much smaller than your traditional case with official dimensions of 203 x 344 x 412mm. While most mini-ITX cases are designed as cubes or something similar, the Define Nano S looks much like a normal mid-tower, just smaller. This design is actually great, and will make installation and compatibility with components much easier.
Like the other cases in the Define Series the Nano S goes for that sleek look. The front of the case is all plain besides a small LED at the top of the case. The front part of the case actually easily pulls off. When you take it off the first thing you see is a removable filter. With that out of the way you can see Fractal Design has included a 140 mm intake fan. The front of case supports two 120 / 140 mm fans or water cooling radiators up to 280 mm. There is also a filter on the bottom of the case that can be pulled out from the front of the case.
Moving up to the top part of the front of the case we have all of your buttons and connections. You have two USB 3.0 ports, HD Audio connections, a large power button and smaller reset button.
The rest of the top of the case is pretty plain. There is actually a top cover on the case that will help with sound dampening. The top cover is plastic, but has sound dampening material on the inside. With the top cover removed we can see there is room for cooling up top. You can fit two 120 / 140 mm fans or a 240 mm radiator up there.
This is the windowed version of the case so you have a side panel window that allows your to show off most of the components in your system. There is also a non-windowed version available.
The rear of the case has a pretty simple design. For cooling you have a 120 mm exhaust fan. The mounting has a slit design so you can move the fan up and down depending on where your CPU is located and if you have top cooling installed. Taking a look at the bottom of the case we can see the filter that comes out from the front goes across the entire bottom of the case.