Description

Decided to build this small factor pc due lack of space in my room. After done some research , I decided to pick Fractal nano s as my main case. I am very satisfy with this case. Look simple and neat. I have trouble doing cable management, but it can be done with few extra sleeves comb.

For cpu cooler. I pick Id cooling Frostflow 240l . Honestly, This cooler perform better than other expansive Aio cooler brand out there. Not so expensive and worth every penny. Overall I'm happy with this build :)

Update:

I replace stock fans at back and top with corsair sp120. And add another 2 Corsair SP fans at 240 rad. Cable management so troublesome. So I had to relocate the SSD inside the case. For whoever want to use this case, 240 rad cannot be mounted on top due to limited space.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Awesome board.. complete all in one Con: You cannot use air cpu cooler on this board. Space clearance limited . I tried to put air cooler before but failed.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 5 points

Another incredible Nano S build!

But have you considered removing the top exhaust fan so that you can mount back the Moduvent Panel on top? Noise levels will drop and it will prevent dust from falling in between the mesh.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I am not so sure but I think you can mount back the panel if you using 120mm fans. later on I will change or remove the fans. No coil whine heard so far.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do remove that top exhaust fan, it will look great with the Moduvent on top.

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow, what a looker! I'm still salty though that Fractal didn't allow for enough space for a top mount radiator with a Z170 impact installed. Loved the way you made use of the space!

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

My dream build <3

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see a r9 nano, the most powerful mitx card around

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see a R9 nano build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Daaaamn this build is lovely. Your cable management is just fine, I don't see any problems! Motherboard and PSU are a little rich for my blood but +1 good parts and well executed.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, managing is easy but doing cable management at the back panel is troublesome. One solution i can think of is by changing psu cable to sleeves one.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to see a itx build with R9 Nano and Nano S. Just wish it came with a backplate): do you experience any coil whine from the card? How is the motherboard? Is it worth $238 for the premium features?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wish it came with a backplate):

Me too!! I love AMD but I hate their decision to not include one...

At least he can get one if he decides to do a custom water loop and this is a great case to do one. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know why amd so cheapskate. They shud provide backplate for nano. Plan to watercool this mini later :)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

At the moment. No coil whine coming out from the card. And yeah, this motherboard worth for it price. Good sound card with good wifi card built in and easy bios too. One of disadvantage is the space clearance. Quite hard to find air cooler that can fit with this mobo.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What water cooler is that?

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Did you read the description..

Probably not.

For cpu cooler. I pick Id cooling Frostflow 240l

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but no need to be rude

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Not being rude. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This here is beautiful! Great job on this build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

nice but look at all that wasted space

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

He's right, theres a lot of wasted space.... but there is always plenty of room to do a custom loop if so desired, nice build though.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. This case got a lot of space for custom water loop. But for someone who prefer clean and neat case and flexibility. This is the one

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I paid as much for my 1000 watt GQ unit as you did for your 650 watt unit. Form factor makes a difference I guess.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeap. Small form factor cost a fortune :/

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p on a Nano hmm

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Need a banana for scale

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It's adorable!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow so clean!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Those sleeved cables o.o .... loving the Nano, I don't see it alot and it packs a LOT of power for its size. Do you get any thermal throttling with the air-cooled version of the Nano?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy that CPU cooler though? PM me if needed

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments

I love this build, aesthetically it's clean with cables, and the hardware is so tiny! If looking at water cooling in the future, I know that EK makes a monoblock for the Impact, as well as a block for the Fury Nano. I bet you could fit a fair size radiator in there alongside a nice reservoir as well.

Questions

Possible upgrade to custom loop in the future?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

yes. plan to do custom loop later on if got budget. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's in the Nano S, so I like it by default. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man, nice build there. the Nano temps look good, does it manage to stay low with the psu half blocking the intake?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. i'm quite surprise because even at full load, nano temp still around 65-70.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you add pictures showing how much space is available between MOSFET module and the fan on top of the case? I am wondering whether there is enough space to build a custom water cooling solution with two EK-CoolStream SE 240 radiators. Those are just 120mm wide and 26mm thick, so maybe there would be enough space to put one in the front and another one on top of case.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont think you can put 240 rad on top. so little space .Do check my updated post

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Those EK radiators are 120mm wide. The question is whether the holes on top of the case do not overlap with MOSFET board. There are two set of holes on top -- one for 140mm fans and another for 120mm fans..

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

quick question, can i fit two 3.5HHD and one SSD inside this case? thank you

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks gr8 m8 !

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

I would suggest adding another 8GB stick of RAM, could be bottle-necking your system in some games. Looks great though! I hope to one day water cool in that case, definitely a space saver.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

wat?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless he's doing VR, heavy editing/rendering, or some ultra ultra high end games, 8GB will do just fine.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Plan to watercool my nano later. For now 8gb ram more than enough for my daily task and gaming but having 16gb ram sound good.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

All The RAMs !!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I only suggested another 8GB because when I would play games such as GTA V and Black Ops 3 on my nano I saw a performance increase when I bumped it up to 16GB. I mean its a $500 Graphics card, usually someone with that kind of budget can stick in another $35 just to round things off. But I can see if you were playing games such as Skyrim, Mad Max or Fallout 4 your system might not push over 8GB.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't an AMD APU, he's completely fine with 8 GB of RAM....

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you can make improve version of Nano-ception. :D

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

All I can say that, this board is worth for the price. I have few friend that use the same board. They dont face anyproblem with it. I know Asus rma process troublesome, but they have improve thier service. You shud give it a try ;)