The Meshify 2 is an evolved gaming case focusing on distinctive designs to hold high-end generation components to fill up the requirements of modern PC builds. The Fractal design Case is a family brand for enthusiasts who often look for well-rounded chassis of Fractal Design extremely versatile, featured-packed, internally customizable, and externally define as the coolest but not immediate attention grabber and stays aligned in compact environments.
Fractal Design is a diminutive company, and their Meshigy 2 chamber for PC building squeezes a whole lot into a small, weighty frame to completely submerge the performance of components. In modern days, gamers and office dudes likely want to build PCs from cases that look but internally can merge high-end components with lots of cooling. It is the area where Meshify 2 cases have an excellent thermal performance like the predecessor series from the Fractal Design line of cases.
The premium build quality and design reconstruction perfected the case even more for the latest Nvidia turning third-generation equipped Ray Tracing competent RTX 3000 series of graphics cards that can perform competitively immersively under the chassis of premium Meshify 2 case that is configurable with the up-to-date hardware to fill the requirements as we know with our experience when exploring this cable designed silent figure chamber.
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Mid-Tower Case
|Dimensions||(D) 542mm x (W) 240mm x (H) 474mm|
|Motherboard||E-ATX width up to 285mm, Micro-ATX, ATX, Mini-ITX|
|Pre-Installed Fans||(3 x 140mm) (Nexus 2 Fan Hub)|
|2.5″ Drive Bay||Two SSD’s|
|3.5″ Drive Bay||Six HDD’s|
|Max GPU Length||18.4 inches (467 mm)|
|CPU Cooler Height||7.3 inches (185 mm)|
|Max PSU Length||13.9 inches (353 mm)|
|Expansion Slots||7x + 2x Vertical|
|Front I/O||2x USB 3.0, USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone, 3.5mm mic|
|Other||Tempered Glass Panel, Fan Controller|
|Front Fans||2x 140 mm (Up to 3x 140mm, 3x 120mm)|
|Rear Fans||1x 140mm (Up to 1x 140mm)|
|Top Fans||None (Up to 4x 140mm)|
|Bottom Fans||Up to 2x 140 mm|
As a matter of time, we have lost ourselves in the mainstream world of mid-towers and compact PC cases that we’ve reviewed. Among the models, Fractal Design Meshify 2 is the best air-cooled compact case winning awards from many enthusiasts for the overall ventilation design in a typical smaller mid-tower.
It had the mesh front that is also known to viewers by the series name, Meshify. Still, it was always thought worthy of the decision to prefer better cooling and yet look modern, which is why the naming scheme of the original Meshify cases reflects through this Meshify 2 case to adopt change among different classes. That is a bit of iteration we have gone through when reviewing it, as, by the looks, it is set up for an expansion of the future.
The variants of Fractal Design of Meshify 2 solid panel Black, Fractal Design Meshify 2 Black TG Light Tint, Fractal Design Meshify 2 TG Dark Tint Midi-Tower, and Fractal Design Meshify 2 Gray TG Light are distinct. In contrast, in White, the variants are Fractal Design Meshify 2 White TG with either Light Tint or Light Tempered Glass.
Design of Fractal Design Meshify 2 for Compact Build
Fractal Design Meshify 2 is constructed with excellent care and doing for the robust cooling to deal with the user’s requirements. Its compact size is ideal for the small workstations built for the configurations of the best cooling computer when integrated with the latest components, such as big GPUs, and a custom water-cooled system for central processing units. The domination allows such kind of integration to merge entirely in the lightweight Meshify 2 case.
The case has anodized aluminum for strength against the modern hardware, but offering in a somewhat minimalist style that is uncommon as this case has mesh front panes entirely built of metal to pass air clear and clean. It is able to pass air to the internals of the case will be the ATX motherboard or the 285mm E-ATX, PSU, CPU, and GPU coolers to breathe easily, and mounted fans accelerate the flow to escape the heat.
The dimensions it has follows are 424mm as Length x 210mm as Width x 475mm as Height in a lightweight volume reliance at 7.6 kgs around 17 pounds for the overall accounting of included the Fractal Design Meshify 2 accessories, HDDs brackets, tempered side glass, and mounts for different hardware.
The case feels observational on our part. We’ve found the front mesh a piece of great thought when closely differentiating the differences of having mesh offers a nice change for cooling instead of featuring a solid front panel.
Fractal Design Meshify 2 AIO
The AIO can be mounted at the front of Meshify 2 to fit behind the front fans. There are multi-options for the Liquid CPU cooler in this case. The top and front are likely the directions every builder will follow for sleek yet easy to manage builds. It is compulsory to have enough height of AIO units to submerge within the dimensions.
The front IO has headphone audio and mic inputs. Both are individual places aside from each other to compensate for high-quality audio for users to achieve clarity with premium headsets by populating the 3.5mm jacks. It is great for a great listening experience, but the connectivity term is a bit tight here. It has a USB Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a switch for powering on and off, and a reset button.
Here you miss the fan hub and RGB switches because they aren’t included in the design, but you can always find aftermarket controllers for the purpose. There is mesh on top covering the path of air, placed at the top of the board so that chassis comprises benefits of air to cool down the temperature built by the powerful hardware components.
Although it has a metal frame that we find resembled most of our work cases is of alloy steel, modern cases reduce weight.
Layout and Airflow
Meshify 2 ATX mid-tower computer case is 17 pounds in volume with a layout that deserves a compact supporter for the E-ATX, ATX, and ITX motherboards. It has a fair amount of detail that classical Fractal Design Meshify cases of black and white colors.
The panels from the Meshify 2 are easier on the rear just by simply pulling the tab outwards. Clamps make it possible to lift off as a handle to breeze the assembly. The case has specs for four 3.5 inches, and four of 2.5 inches drives to populate with included brackets that drives can mount in a layout.
The side panel uses the screwless mounting system that though off both tempered glass and steel panels to do the building work without laying the case on the floor. The standing place is straightforward to remove components done by anyone who has experience building PCs and place the components so that fans permit air to flow out of the case.
Although three fans come pre-installed, the size of the case will hold extra fans and radiators for the hardware. It is Fractal Design’s generosity in the placement of fans that will be remarkable if you are planning to purchase this case.
Our Fractal Design Meshify 2 Test is mostly touring around the chassis, but it is clear through the Meshify 2 is the best of Fractal Design chassis for a fair level of hardware. The different approach added full glass on sides with dark tint for matching ambiance on the styling.
It shows us the good step of Fractal Design toward the better and more reluctance of an ATX case that creases a decent number of ports, provide a solid appearance, has multiple storage drive bays with mounts, and has enough space to take any of the largest of graphics card we know available there.
Fractal Design’s Meshify 2 is a bold, stealth-inspired aesthetic modern high-end ATX PC case with bolt-free, flush tempered glass. You can equip it for any workstation built with lots of breathing room. We recommend this case for optimal ventilation builds.