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Fractal Design Define Nano S too small for a Titan X (Pascal)?

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raccoonone

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Apr 28, 2003
I'm building a new computer for some gaming and also deep learning algorithms, so am planning to get a Titan X. Likely overkill for gaming, but it'll make the deep learning algorithms a lot faster, so I figure it's justified :)

I'm a bit stuck on what case to get though. I was thinking of something small and light weight, and the Define Nano S as well as the Phantek Evolv ITX look nice. I'm wondering about space and cooling though. I'll probably be running the GPU close to 24/7. Should I be looking at a more spacious case like the Carbide 540, or the Fractal Designs Define S?
 

Leegit

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You can have up to 6 fans in the Fractal Design Nano S. 4x 140s (or 120s) and 2x 120s (bottom and back). I really like mine.

What are you going to do for cooling on the CPU? You may have clearance issues... I don't think you will be able to fit a large heatsink + large GPU in the case... although I haven't measured. You will def. need low-profile RAM if you get a larger heatsink. If you are going for a slim 240 or 280 rad... it will also be a tight fit unless you mount a slim 240 on top in a push or pull config. Something to considered...
 

EarthDog

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Space is easy.. the case website should tell you how large of a GPU can fit and you can get length specs on the Titan Xp.. put those together and.......... your space question is answered.
 

MattNo5ss

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There's 315 mm (12.4") of room for GPUs with the front fans mounted. The Titan X is 10.5" in length, so you'll be fine. Here's a pic from my Define Nano S review with my old 10.5" GTX 980 Ti installed with front mounted fans + radiator, and it still fits... The only other thing worth noting is that there is only a small amount of space between the PSU and GPU. So, one of the fans on the ACX cooler has limited intake.

fd_nano_s_radiator.jpg
 
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raccoonone

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Thanks! Ya, I was a bit concerned that with one intake blocked the GPU will get too hot, especially if I'm running it 24/7. I just found the Carbide 250D which looks like it might be a better bet since the GPU intake is open to the side vent on the case.