Define Nano S

An ITX case that features compatibility with high-end, full-size components, superior sound dampening, and an ATX-like layout

  • Designed for silent computing with sound dampening and ModuVent™ technology
  • User-friendly design with superior cable management and room for full-size components
  • Flexible storage options with room for up to four drives

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Designed for silent computing

This case includes two Dynamic Series fans with both bottom and front intakes protected by easy-to-clean, removable dust filters. With its mounting capabilities for simultaneous radiators and unobstructed airflow path, the Define Nano S can cool enthusiast-level components.

Equipped with Fractal Design’s signature ModuVent™ technology on the top vents and sound dampening throughout, the Define Nano S can run a powerful system quietly, a hallmark of the Define series.

Key features

  • User-friendly construction compatible with full-size components and with superior cable management

  • Flexible storage options with room for up to four 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 bottom and front, spanning the PSU position, with the bottom filter ejecting from the front for easy-access

ModuVent technology

Designed for silent computing with sound dampening and ModuVent™ technology

Water-cooling ready

Accommodates a variety of radiator sizes and includes brackets for reservoir and pump mounting

Dynamic fans included

Features two Dynamic Series fans — 1 GP-12 and 1 GP-14 — with an adapter included for motherboards with limited fan headers

"Fractal Design Nano S Mini-ITX Desktop Casing retails at RM 339, it’s not the small of Mini-ITX casing but that’s the beauty of it as it allows you to hold so many goodies within it. Just note that if you’re using a motherboard like the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT then the riser card for power phases may obstruct installation of additional cooling peripherals at the top."
"Want a mini-ITX case with an ATX-style layout that enables you to go crazy with liquid-cooled hardware? Fractal Design's Define Nano S will be right up your street.[...] for the enthusiast who wants to tie a tiny motherboard to full-size components and indulgent cooling, Nano S arrives with an emphasis on ultra-high-end hardware."
"Even with a huge, relatively power-hungry graphics card inside, the Nano S is up to the task of keeping cool while staying plenty quiet, even against the more open Corsair Graphite Series 380T. Heck, we even threw a GeForce GTX 980 Ti in this thing, and it held up to the task of cooling that card just fine. For those who want to build a liquid-cooled Mini-ITX PC, the Define S offers plenty of room and mounting provisions for that hardware, too."
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Specifications

  • 3.5" HDD/2.5" SSD positions
    2
  • 2.5" dedicated SSD unit positions
    2 (fits SSDs up to 13 mm thick)
  • Expansion slots
    2
  • Front ports
    2x USB 3.0, Audio in/out, Power button with LED (blue), HDD activity LED (blue), Reset button
  • Total fan mounts
    6
  • Front fan
    2x 120/140 mm (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan @ 1000 RPM)
  • Top fan
    1x 120/140 mm
  • Rear fan
    1x 120 mm (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP12 fan @ 1200 RPM)
  • Bottom fan
    1x 120 mm
  • Dust filters
    Front fans, Bottom fans (ejects from the front of the case)
  • Cable routing grommets
    Yes
  • Fixed velcro straps
    Yes
  • Captive thumbscrews
    Both side panels, rear HDD/SSD brackets
  • Left side panel
    Industrial sound-dampened steel
  • Right side panel
    Industrial sound-dampened steel

Compatibility

  • Power supply type
    ATX
  • Motherboard compatibility
    ITX
  • Front radiator
    120/240 mm or 140/280 mm (max width 147 mm, max length 312 mm; some radiators extend beyond the screw holes)
  • Top radiator
    120/240 mm (max component height on motherboard 35 mm. Big heat sinks on RAM or power regulators around CPU could conflict with this restriction.)
  • Rear radiator
    120 mm (max width 125 mm; some radiators extend beyond the screw holes)
  • Bottom radiator
    120 mm (max thickness and length: 85 mm x 160 mm)
  • PSU max length
    160 mm
  • GPU max length
    315 mm with front fans mounted (cards wider than the dual slot bracket are not recommended)
  • CPU cooler max height
    162 mm
  • Cable routing space
    17-35 mm
  • Max recommended GPU thickness
    39 mm

Dimensions

  • Case dimensions (WxHxD)
    203 x 330 x 400 mm
  • Case dimensions - with feet/protrusions/screws
    203 x 344 x 412 mm
  • Net weight
    5 kg
  • Case volume
    26.80 litres
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD)
    275 x 485 x 420 mm
  • Package weight
    6.2 kg

Other

  • Package contents
    Define Nano S computer case, User manual, Accessory box
  • EAN
    7350041084129
  • UPC
    817301014120
  • Product code
    FD-CA-DEF-NANO-S-BK
  • Additional information
    Available for System Integrators