Fractal Define Nano S ITX Case Review

Fractal Define Nano S Review

Power Supply Installation

If you’ve read through the review you’ll know we have a few concerns about the size of PSU the nano S will take.  To help illustrate this we’ve taken the time to show the case with three different length PSUs, which will hopefully show how mush the varying sizes cover up the cable management hole.  First up is the CoolerMaster V1000 we usually use for all our builds that which require an SFX unit.  As you can see, at 170mm long it covers up over half of the hole.  Now we appreciate that Fractal only quote 160mm long PSUs as being compatible, but thought it would be useful to see just how tight things are with the PSU that usually goes into some of the smallest cases just fine.

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Next up it’s the turn of the 160mm long PSU.  Now this, according to Fractal will fit just fine, but as you can see it’s still covering up a good third of the grommeted hole, and will make it very difficult to get your cables through.

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Lastly we’ve popped in a 140m long CoolerMaster unit.  This fits just fine and doesn’t occlude the management hole at all.  So basically, we guess you could just about get away with a 160mm long PSU, but ideally a 140mm would be best, as it’s the only one that doesn’t cover the hole at all.

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