Mr Matt Lee has used his impressive and artistic videography skills to show a building a SFF system in the Thor Zone NANOQ S case. The system featured an Intel I5 – 14600K cooled by an ID Cooling IS-55, an Asus ProART RTX 4080 GPU, an Asus ROG Strix Z790-I ITX motherboard, and RAM and NVME drives by Kingston. Power is handled by the Asus ROG LOKI 850 watt power supply.
One interesting note is that there is an extreme close up at 3:32 mark of the Thermalright LGA 1700 socket bracket installation that shows a potential issue with the bracket that I encountered on a recent build. While installing the bracket, it can lift the CPU out of place with the slightest nudge. In my situation, it resulted in a I9-13900K showing up with missing cores because the pins were no longer properly aligned. It was fixed by refastening the bracket in place. While easily fixed, it is something you need to keep an eye on if you use one of these brackets.
Returning to the video, I also appreciated Lee showing his own building mistakes with the original Noctua cooler being 3mm too tall for the case. The case does support either a front mount 120mm AIO, or a bottom mount 240mm AIO.
Check out the video on his YouTube Channel Mr Matt Lee and make sure you give him a subscribe. The guy’s camera work and editing is so nice that I think he could make a video installing a garbage disposal a work of art.
You can also visit the Small Form Factor Network forum thread and discuss the Thor Zone NANOQ S with like minded SFF enthusiasts and even the designer of the case. CLICK HERE.
Correction: The NANOQ S supports a 240mm AIO. The R model will support a 280mm AIO.