Fractal Design Meshify C Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 09.08.17
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  Cooling Features Layout Build Quality Value for Money
Pros + Good compatibility for watercooling and aircooling + Water cooling
+ Dust filters
+ Interior space + Good space for cable routing + High quality materials + Rubber groomets
+ Well priced
Cons - Not compatible with fat radiators - No Type-C USB - Max 175mm PSU    

The Fractal Design Meshify C is a mid-tower PC case designed for those who are looking to build a silent rig, which offers plenty of space for high-end hardware as well as custom liquid cooling gear. Fractal Design decided to use a high airflow design of the exterior, while the front doesn't feature any 5.25" slots. Those have been sacrificed for the sake of better compatbility with radiators and cooling gear in general. The materials and the build quality are on a good level, which is something we certainly expected from Fractal Design.

On the inside there is quite a lot of space available. If you fit an ATX motherboard you can easily install a radiator in the front and one in the top. Apart from that, all drives bays have been moved either to the bottom part of the case or behind the motherboard tray, which means they're not visible and thus well hidden. Testing the case as delivered with the two 120mm fans - one being in the front and the other in the back - we found the temperatures to be on a reasonable level, while the noise level was low.

The number of features the Meshify C offers is appreciated and there are plenty of options for installing water cooling gear. It's surprising to see that this case is compatble with 280mm and 360mm radiators, but it needs to be mentioned that if you're planning on putting a radiator in top you'd have to make sure you're using a slim model. In general we would love to see two or three centimeters more space between the top edge of the motherboard and the top of the case. This would further increase compatibility with water cooling gear as well as make the mounting process of a motherboard even more comfortable.

The Meshify C from Fractal Design is a PC case which we can recommend. Shoud you be looking looking for a mid-tower PC that features a side panel that's made from tempered glass, offers a very well-though interior layout and is therefore compatible with custom watercooling gear, then this is a great choice. The MSRP of the Fractal Design Meshify C is set to 89.99 Euro, which is a fair and competitive price. The Fractal Design Meshify C earns 4 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Features Page 7 - Temperatures
Page 4 - Product overview Page 8 - Conclusion

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