Fractal Design Define S2 Case Review

Installation
So the first thing I installed was my motherboard, the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9, which is a not a full E-ATX board, but is larger than a normal ATX board. Installation was no problem as we have quite a lot of space. With the board installed you can see the cable routing holes are half covered, I believe if you have a full E-ATX board these holes would be completely covered.

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For our storage drive we’ll be installing one 2.5-inch drive and one 3.5-inch drive. The 2.5-inch drive installation couldn’t be easier, just remove the SSD bracket and with the included screws mount your SSD to it, then simply reinstall the bracket in your case.

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The larger storage brackets are almost as easy, again remove them from the case and then install the rubber grommets. Then go ahead and slide your drive in and secure it with the included screws. Finally just reinstall the bracket in the case.

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For power supply installation you’ll want to remove the power supply bracket from the back of the case and install it on your power supply like shown below. Then carefully slide your power supply back into the case securing it with the two thumbscrews on the power supply bracket.

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We are installing an AiO in this system so the removable cooling bracket will definitely come in handy. With it removed we can easily mount our AiO outside the case, then simply slide it in from the top.

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The last thing to install is our graphics card, as you can see we have more than enough room.

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With everything installed it is time to route all of our cables. The backside of the case has the two larger Velcro straps, plus 14 tie-down points so you should have no problem keeping things pretty nice back there. Before we put the panels back on the case you can see we have an extremely clean build.

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Now with the panels on you can see just how awesome our final build looks! Very clean and elegant!

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And here are some shots with our system all powered up!

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