Fractal Define Nano S ITX Case Review

Interior Continued

Fractal Define Nano S Review

Interior Continued

The rear of the motherboard area is neatly laid out and among other things sports a couple of brackets for stealth mounting SSDs and HDDs.  The bracket over to the left can hold a single 3.5" or 2.5" drive, while the one over the CPU cut out can hold a pair of 2.5" drives.  Both the brackets are held in place by thumb bolts so are easy to dismount and mount as required.

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Fractal have included some nice areas of detail, a sure indication that the design wasn't lead by an accountant, as it's details such as these that are usually first to disappear when the cost slashing pen is wielded.

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The space behind the motherboard can be split vertically into roughly two halves, the first having a depth of 17mm and the second towards the front of the case a deeper 35mm.  Either way, there's plenty of room back here and plenty of cable management options.

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Most Recent Comments

03-02-2016, 06:45:44

AlienALX
It's a nice little case but it just looks a little dated inside to me. I think it should be mandatory that cases come with PSU shrouds these days, given how much better they can make a PC look inside.

Thanks for the review.Quote

03-02-2016, 12:31:45

Wraith
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It's a nice little case but it just looks a little dated inside to me. I think it should be mandatory that cases come with PSU shrouds these days, given how much better they can make a PC look inside.

Thanks for the review.
I don't know about having the shrouds mandatory but I feel that maybe they could do them as an option or like Corsair do with the 700D parts have them as a purchasable extra. In failing that just make them, it's not rocket surgery.Quote

03-02-2016, 15:50:41

G-Dubs
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
I don't know about having the shrouds mandatory but I feel that maybe they could do them as an option or like Corsair do with the 700D parts have them as a purchasable extra. In failing that just make them, it's not rocket surgery.
Neither is it Brain Science lolQuote

03-02-2016, 23:53:00

rfarmer
Well Fractals new way of looking at an itx case has already been done with the Phanteks Evolv-iTX. Plus it has a psu shroud.Quote

04-02-2016, 00:49:54

jimma47
It's cute - if I had a Define S I'd buy this and turn it into a mini fridge.

It's still a good case. There will always be better (and many more) worse cases so I think the Silver borderline Gold award is pretty spot on. Just a shame it missed those few mm I wonder if it was a conscious choice or they just didn't think?Quote
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