Fractal Design Define Nano S Review

A Look Inside
Getting inside the Define Nano S is quite easy since each side panel has thumbscrews. They are the type of screws that stay on the side panel so you don’t have to worry about loosing them. Each side panel comes off quite effortlessly. With the main side panel removed we can see internally we have a design that is much like a traditional mid-tower.

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Starting at the front part of the case we can see the included 140 mm fan. You can see how much room you have in the front between where your motherboard will go and your cooling so installing radiators here should be no problem. For those who want to do some serious water cooling the slits you see here in the case enable you to install pumps and reservoirs. At the bottom of the case there is a multi-function bracket that allows you to install a hard drive or pump as well.

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Moving over we have our power supply mounting. Even though this case is small it supports power supplies up to 160 mm in length, that is the standard size for an ATX power supply. Moving up we have our two expansion slots and motherboard tray, which only supports mini-ITX motherboards. You can see there are four main cable routing holes, which do have the rubber inserts installed.

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Going over to the back side of the case, when we remove this side panel we can see that it is lined with sound-dampening material. So you have the front, side, and back panel which have sound-dampening material installed. The back of the case has a pretty straightforward design with plenty of room between the back of the case and a rear side panel. You can see there are built-in velcro cable organizers.

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There are two removable hard drive brackets on the rear of the case. The first supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. The second sits behind your motherboard and supports two 2.5-inch drives. Each of these brackets are removed by a single thumbscrew so installation should be quite easy.

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