Fractal Design’s Nano series has been very popular and they are adding a new case to the series in the form of the Define Nano S. The new case will allow you to build a compact system using a mini-ITX motherboard, but take full advantage of full size components. So for example you have room for dual-slot graphics cards up to 315 mm in length, ATX power supplies up to 160 mm in length, and even room for a 240 mm AiO liquid cooling unit!
The case comes with two of Fractal Design’s own Dynamic Series fans, the intake is 140 mm, while the exhaust is 120 mm. The case does feature sound dampening throughout and has Fractal Design’s signature ModuVent™ technology on the top vents.
Inside you will also have room for up to 4 hard drives, which should be more than enough for most people. There are also easy to clean filters on the top and bottom of the case.
– 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 160mm in height
– ATX PSUs up to 160mm deep
– 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 brakcets feature smart captive thumbscrews
– Dense sound dampening material on front and right side panels; left side panel includes a transparent window
– 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 – wtih feet/protrusions/screws: 203 x 344 x 412mm
– Net weight: 4.6 kg
– Case volume: 26.80 litres
– Package dimensions (WxHxD): 275 x 485 x 420mm
– Package weight: 5.8 kg
The Define Nano S will come in a windowed version and a non-windowed version. The Windowed version will be $69.99, while the non-windowed version will be $64.99. Expect to see this case in stores in March.