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Case

Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case

(13 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-DEF-NANO-S-BK

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

Mini ITX Desktop

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

None

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

USB 3.2 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

Mini ITX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

2

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

315 mm / 12.402"

Internal 2.5" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Price History

    Reviews

    northbaysteve
    • 26 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Nano Nine-Sixty

    Beautiful design and even better looking in the flesh than it looks in pictures. Build quality is excellent, although the stock fans are quiet rather than silent. There is a worrying lack of clearance between the graphics card and the power supply - only about 5mm. This doesn’t seem to be a problem in my case, but I was careful to choose a power supply that was only 140mm deep. If I hadn’t already had the Asus Strix GTX 960 I would have chosen a blower style card. A second 140mm front fan can easily be fitted if necessary.

    The SSD mounts, particularly those behind the motherboard, are problematic if your power supply has the usual right-angled SATA power connectors. You really need a straight connector. Cable routing requires some thinking about and I can’t help thinking that the case has been compromised for the sake of accommodating custom water cooling which I’m sure only a small minority of users will install.

    Tegle
    • 22 points
    • 1 month ago

    Great little ITX case. I'm not crazy about leds, so appreciate the neutral black and sound silencing features of this - most of the time i cannot hear that the pc is on, unless its running a game. Great cable management and room for extra fans is a big plus aswell.

    dab88
    • 15 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build The SubZer0 NanoS

    This build started at the end of October in 2016 as I purchased the case. I went for the Fractal Nano S as I used Fractal before but wanted something with better cooling than my last itx build but with something that still had a small footprint

    efegue
    • 15 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build BangBuck OC Nano w/ Benchmarks

    It was a breeze to build on Nano, you won't be limited by space at all on this case, it can also take 2 radiators if you want to WC. I could even use a smaller case, mine have lots of empty space! :)

    Morph365
    • 13 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build The Little Build That Could

    Fantastic case. Great cable management

    Orlynx
    • 13 points
    • 29 months ago

    This case might be small but it's got a surprising amount of space to work in, I enjoy the aesthetic and simple look and feel.

    papadave2359
    • 10 points
    • 15 months ago

    from completed build The Eye (1st modified build)

    Love this case, it has great cable management options even though it's small.

    fn230
    • 10 points
    • 1 month ago

    Good noise dampening, great cable management, comes with a couple nice goodies. Fractal Design definitely won me over with this case. However, it's also huge and a bit heavy for ITX - around the size of some microATX cases. So make sure that's really what you want.

    M0R3LL4M4X
    • 9 points
    • 22 months ago

    This thing is delightful to build in, and physically stunning. I don't miss the side-panel window at all, especially with poor cable-management skills like mine. Nearly everything is removable, and the interior is very clean. The magnetic radiator cover-flap will stop your ceiling from being coverred in pin-hole shaped led glare, and the replaceable PCIE covers give this thing a very premium finish. The side-panels are noise-proofed, and include thumbscrews, which should damn well be the industry standard already.

    In short, not a single complaint.

    adfgadfg
    • 4 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Tiny

    Great case, well built, and very easy to work in. Yes, it's a bit cramped, but there's not much choice at this size. Fans are pretty quiet becoming slightly audible only under load. The dust filters are easy to get at from the front of the case.

    Only a few negatives:

    The front panel feels ever so slightly mushy when inserting headphones or a USB cable.

    The side panels don't site very snugly, it's not an issue at all so far, but I can see it rattling a bit if something starts vibrating the case.

    The screws, or more specifically the screw holes feel like I'm going to strip them when tightening some of the screws. I'm not sure how to describe it, you know when you line up a screw with the hole perfectly and it screws down nice and smooth. Not really happening on this case, specifically on the side doors and the two HDD attachment flaps. I've closed and opened it up a good half dozen times now and it's all still good, so it's probably just in my mind.

    That's it, very minor, Compared to my last PC case it's a dream, but compared to my old iMac (First-gen aluminum, so it was pretty easy to open up once I got a big suction cup) it's not quite the same level of finish. Not a fair comparison by any means, but speaks highly to this cases quality.

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