Fractal Define Nano S ITX Case Review

Fractal Define Nano S Review


Swedish designers and case manufacturers Fractal Design have been around for quite a while now, and it’s fair to say they’ve established something of a decent reputation in the enthusiast sector of the market.  Their designs are predominantly well thought out, minimalist, high quality and well priced.  Enter then, the latest addition to the Define range, the Nano S.  Measuring 230x203x400mm (HxWxD) the Nano S resembles a shrunken version of the Define S, which, to be honest, is no bad thing.  Fractal however claim it to be ” A new way to look at the ITX form factor”, guess we’d better see if it’s worthy of that claim.

Technical Specification

Dimensions  230x203x400mm (HxWxD)
Form Factor   M-ITX
Material   Steel 
Expansion Slots  2 
2.5″  2 (2 shared)
3.5″   2
Air Cooling 


 Front:  1x140mm (2×120/140mm optional)

 Roof:   2×120/140mm optional

 Rear:   1x140mm 

 Floor:   1x120mm optional

Water Cooling   

 Front:  Up to 280mm Max 147×312 (WxL)

 Roof:   Up to 280mm (requires 35mm clearance on Motherboard)

 Floor:   1x120mm Max 85×160 (WxL)

Max PSU length   160mm
Max CPU Cooler Heigh   160mm
Max GPU Length   315mm
Weight   4.6kg
Front I/O  2xUSB 3.0, Audio in/out, Power button, reset button.