Thor-Zone NANOQ

The NANOQ S (11L) and NANOQ R (16L) are the latest Mini-ITX cases from Thor-Zone. NANOQ series cases are small unibody; sandwich layout ITX cases. The case shell is constructed of excruded aluminium, with milled out ventilation. Pricing starts at US$349 for S and US$399 for the R, which includes delivery. The NANOQ cases are expected to release in early Q2 2024. Check out the official product page for more info.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODELNANOQ SNANOQ R
OVERVIEWNANOQ S is 11L unibody shell ITX case with shiftable internal spine. The case spine can be positioned anywhere within min/max clearance range.NANOQ R is 16L unibody shell ITX case with shiftable internal spine. The case spine can be positioned anywhere within min/max clearance range.
MATERIALSAluminium (external, anodised), Stainless Steel (internal frame), Walnut (optional)Aluminium (external, anodised), Stainless Steel (internal frame), Walnut (optional)
DIMENSIONS355×141×226mm (L×W×H)407×164×245mm (L×W×H)
VOLUME11 Litres (volume calculation includes front & rear concaves)16 Litres (volume calculation includes front & rear concaves)
COLOURSCarbon, Graphite, MoonstoneCarbon, Graphite, Moonstone
CASE I/OPower ButtonPower Button
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORTMini-ITXMini-ITX
COOLER COMPATIBILITY– 51mm max height with 3 slot GPU
– 71mm max height clearance with 2 slot GPU or 43mm thick
– 51mm max height with 4 slot GPU
– 91mm max height clearance with 2 slot GPU or 43mm thick
RISER CABLEPCIe 4.0 X16PCIe 4.0 X16
GRAPHHICS CARD COMPATIBILITY327×63×158 (max graphics card thickness depends on CPU cooler clearance, 168mm max GPU height clearance available, but reduces total AIO / fan clearance from 42mm to 32mm)378×83×165 (max graphics card thickness depends on CPU cooler clearance, 175mm max GPU height clearance available, but reduces total AIO / fan clearance from 53mm to 43mm)
CASE FANS SUPPORTED– Top: 2x 120mm
– Side: 1×1 20mm
– Top: 2x 120/140mm
– Front: 1x 120/140mm
LIQUID COOLING SUPPORT– Top: 1x 240 (total available clearance 43mm above motherboard, 53mm above PSU)
– Side: 1x 240mm (dual radiator setups require 3D printable side radiator bracket and single slot GPU waterblock, waterblock thickness can effect total available radiator width)
– Top: 1x 240/280 (total available clearance 53mm)
– Front: 1x 120/140 (27mm radiator + 25mm thick fan, leaves 324mm of available for GPU length)
– Side: 1x 280 (require 3D printable side radiator bracket)
POWER SUPPLY SUPPORTSFX / SFX-L (SFX-L not recommended)SFX / SFX-L (flipable PSU, upside-down)
2.5″ / 3.5″ DRIVE SUPPORTEDN/AN/A
OPTIONAL ADDONS– Handles (vertical orientation or carrying)
– Lightrays (RGB)
– Carbon Front (black front column)
– Walnut Front (7 front columns in walnut, unique for each case)
– Asetek AIO (240 for NANOQ S, based on their latest iteration, including brackets for AM4/5 and LG1700)
– Handles (vertical orientation or carrying)
– Lightrays (RGB)
– Carbon Front (black front column)- Walnut Front (7 front columns in walnut, unique for each case)
– Asetek AIO (280 for NANOQ R, based on their latest iteration, including brackets for AM4/5 and LG1700)

The NANOQ cases from Thor-Zone are two of the more unique boutique ITX cases, both aesthetically, and functionally. They are also some of the most expensive cases, especially once you account for import fees. There are also questions to be asked about whether Thor-Zone has indeed learned from the failures of the Mjolnir case. It’s still too early to tell, and we’ll have to wait for cases to enter the hands of the public. While we had no personal experience with Thor-Zone, you don’t have to look far to notice that public sentiment is overall low.