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Review: Fractal Design Meshify C

by Parm Mann on 9 August 2017, 15:01

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Conclusion

...large mesh sections provide plenty of airflow, and with a full-size tempered-glass side panel Meshify C is a prime choice for an elaborate cooling loop.

Fractal Design is hoping to appeal to a wider audience of PC builders with the launch of new cases that shun the company's traditional Scandinavian design aesthetic in favour of all-black enclosures with an edgy look and feel.

Meshify C kick starts the trend by repurposing the tried-and-trusted Define C as a means for showcasing a liquid-cooled PC. The distinctive angular front panel is a nice touch, while large mesh sections provide plenty of airflow, and with a full-size tempered-glass side panel Meshify C is a prime choice for an elaborate cooling loop.

The familiar internal layout is easy to work with and cable management is good, yet Fractal has missed a trick in one or two key areas. Sound-dampening materials have fallen by the way side, and in the latter half of 2017 it is a shame to see any high-performance case launched without USB Type-C as standard.

Bottom line: while Fractal's best cases have the ability to go unnoticed, Meshify C takes a different approach by attempting to turn heads. It is neither the company's quietest nor most expansive solution, yet with the right hardware it's guaranteed to look the part.

The Good
 
The Bad
Decent performance
Compact for a mid-tower solution
Full-size tempered-glass side panel
Lots of liquid-cooling potential
Good cable management
 
Still no USB Type-C
Not as quiet as the Define C



Fractal Design Meshify C

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This I like…don't suppose Hexus could ask them if they plan on doing a version based on the Define S?
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This I like…don't suppose Hexus could ask them if they plan on doing a version based on the Define S?
I passed on your question to Fractal's Global Communications Manager, who replied: “We can’t comment on products we may or may not be working on.”
Ugh - canned corporate BS response! Fingers crossed for hoping!

Thanks for asking though Parm - much appreciated!
I love my Define C and S cases… looks cool but not for me.
I coulnt live with that dented grill, I would blame the postman every day