Reviewed: Fractal Design Define Nano S

Cutting to the chase, the specifications are listed below. 

Key features

  • A Define Series ITX case designed for silent computing with sound dampening and ModuVent™ technology
  • User-friendly construction with superior cable management and compatibility for full-size components
  • Flexible storage options with room for up to 4 drives
  • Accommodates a variety of radiator sizes and includes brackets for reservoir and pump mounting
  • Features two Dynamic Series fans — 1 GP-12 and 1 GP-14 — with an adapter included for motherboards with limited fan headers
  • Featuring an open interior allowing an unobstructed airflow path from the front of the case to the rear exhaust
  • Easy-to-clean filters on the top and bottom, spanning the PSU position, with the bottom filter ejecting from the front for easy-access.

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Specifications

  • ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 2 expansion slots
  • 2 – 3.5″ HDD/2.5″ SSD positions; 2 – 2.5″ dedicated SSD unit positions (fits SSDs up to 13mm thick)
  • 6 – Fan positions (1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fan + 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP-12 120mm fan included)
  • Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom (ejects from the front of the case)
  • CPU coolers up to 162mm in height
  • ATX PSUs up to 160mm deep (shorter PSUs recommended for easier cable management)
  • Graphics cards up to 315mm in length with front fans mounted (Cards wider than the dual slot bracket are not recommended)
  • 17 – 35mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Velcro straps included for easy cable management
  • Both side panels and rear HDD/SSD brackets feature smart captive thumbscrews
  • Dense sound dampening material on front, left and right side panels
  • ModuVent™ on top of case for further silent computing or additional ventilation
  • Colours available: Black
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 203 x 330 x 400mm
  • Case dimensions – with feet/protrusions/screws: 203 x 344 x 412mm
  • Net weight: 5 kg
  • Case volume: 26.80 litres
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 275 x 485 x 420mm
  • Package weight: 6.2 kg

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Cooling system

  • Front: 2 – 120/140 mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 – 120 mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP12 fan, 1200 RPM speed)
  • Top: 2 – 120/140 mm fan (not included)
  • Bottom: 1 – 120 mm fan (not included)
  • Dust filters: Bottom and front intakes

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Water cooling compatibility – Radiators

  • Front – 120/240mm, 140/280mm (max width 147, length 312; some radiators extend beyond the screw holes)
  • Top – 120/240mm (max component height on motherboard 35mm. Big heatsinks on RAM or power regulators around CPU could conflict with this restriction)
  • Bottom – 120mm (max thickness & length: 85mm x 160mm)
  • Rear – 120mm (max width 125mm; some radiators extend beyond the screw holes)

Water cooling compatibility – Pumps

  • Pre-drilled holes on multi-bracket, supports many DDC and D5 variants (see manual for detailed measurements)

Water cooling compatibility – Reservoirs

  • Adjustable mounting brackets allow for almost any rectangular mounting screw pattern. Maximum distance between the mounting bracket screw positions: 270mm height / 80mm width.

Front interface

  • 2 USB 3.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (blue)
  • HDD activity LED (blue)
  • Reset button

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Package contents

  • Define Nano S computer case
  • User manual
  • Accessory box

The packaging is the trademark natural cardboard and black print with Styrofoam shell and plastic bag protecting the case inside. There is a box of screws, cable ties and a set of easy to follow instructions.

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