Changed my case from a Fractal Design Node 304 too the Nano S and I'm very happy with the results. I also upgraded the CPU cooler from a Artic Freezer 7 to the excellent Be Quiet Pure Rock.
It became apparent that my CPU & GPU was throttling in the Node as there was just to much heat being generated and the exhaust fan could not shift it fast enough.
I bit the bullet and went for the Nano S from Fractal Design (I wanted to stay with Mini ITX) and it is nothing shy of fantastic.
The rebuild was lengthy as cable management is not my forte but I'm very happy with the results as my PC can not only breath but runs super cool compared to the Node.
The system is almost silent due to the two 140mm fans pulling air in from the front, through the Pure Rock 120mm cooler and out the back through a 120mm exhaust.
The temps are after an hour of being flogged on Prime which I then quit as I was going out, the CPU is overclocked to 4.2 Ghz.
Building in the Define S was a pleasure (I don't normally enjoy building) due to it's simplistic design and excellent cable management.
This machine was obviously built for gaming and it smashes anything thrown at it, currently playing The Divison and Witcher 3 at 3440 x1440 with everything to Ultra and performance is exceptional, I noticed a big boost in performance when switching cases.
Swapped my Corsair H100i GTX to this, Why I hear you ask? Well because my PC sounded like a fish tank and my CPU is only 2 degrees hotter when under load and overclocked.
The cooler looks great, simple to install and hardly makes a noise under load.
Thank god for German engineering.
Epic motherboard and overclocks like a boss! I't truly impressed at the high performance out of such a small motherboard.
Well it's a Fractal Design R5 but smaller, much smaller. This case was a pleasure to work with and airflow is exceptional, looks fantastic too.
3440x1440 is on another level: For productivity, there is NO going back to any resolution apart from 3440x1440 for me. 21:9 aspect ratio is mind boggling, and in my opinion, is better than a single 4K monitor.
Port Orientation: Acer nailed. Both the DisplayPort and HDMI ports are easily accessible, where you do not have to get under the monitor to plug them in at a 90-degree angle.
Productivity Nuts Will Love It: 3440x1440 is a huge upgrade to say two 1080p monitors. I'll say this about every single UltraWide display - 3440x1440 is leaps and bounds ahead. The shift from 1080p or even 1440p is quite noticeable, and not just for gaming - productivity is just great at 3440x1440.
100Hz! G-Sync!: The jump to 100Hz is an absolute game changer. Add NVIDIA's G-Sync technology into the mix and you have the best UltraWide gaming display, when I frist loaded Witcher I was honestly speechless.
Aesthetics - It has pinash! The Predator logo and the red and black styling looks menacing. The Predator X34 is a mean looking monitor.