While most case manufacturers have been trying to come up with unique and different designs for their mini-ITX cases, Fractal Design with their Define Nano S has mad a case that looks and feels like a normal ATX case, but is just smaller. This biggest thing with this case is that it is extremely functional and compatible with the latest components. During installation no one wants to find out that a certain components won’t fit or just have a hard time with installation in general. With the Define Nano S installation is extremely simple.
Talking about what all you can fit in this case you have room for quite a lot of water cooling components. In the front of the case you can fit a 280 mm radiator and up top you can fit a 240 mm radiator. On top of that Fractal Design has equipped this case with mounting options for pumps and reservoirs. That is pretty impressive for a mini-ITX case. On top of that there is room for long graphics cards, tall CPU coolers and full-size power supplies.
Fractal Design’s Define Series is made to be silent and with the Define Nano S they sure to try and make that possible. You have sound dampening material on the side panels, top, and front of the case. There is also anti-vibration material on the power supply mounting. The two included fans are made by Fractal Design and are part of their Dynamic Series. They are very quiet during operation.
At the end of the day this is case has been one of my favorite mini-ITX cases to build in. It gives me the simplicity and functionality of an ATX mid-tower in a smaller mini-ITX version and I’m all for that. Right now you can pick up the Define Nano S for $76.95 at our favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Fractal Design Define Nano S a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Plenty of water cooling support
– Easy installation
– Supports long graphics cards
– More than enough room behind the motherboard tray to hide and route cables
– Sound dampening properties
– 2 cooling fans included
– None that I found