Fractal is launching the new version of the Meshify case line which is all about airflow, the Fractal Design Meshify S2. Fractal tends to build a more subdued case. Lacking from Fractal’s line up are RGB LED-laden chassis. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place for RGB LEDs. Fractal has taken lessons learned from their other lines and has incorporated those features in the Meshify S2.
With airflow over aesthetics being the priority for the series, it is easy to see why it is quite popular with enthusiasts and overclockers alike. The Meshify takes what was good about the original design and attempts to improve on it.
Review Sample Provided by: Fractal Design
Product Name/Link to Website: Meshify S2 Black Tempered Glass Edition
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
|Meshify S2 Black Tempered Glass Edition|
|Front Panel Color||Black|
|Dimensions (mm)||L538 x W233 x H455mm|
|Material||Steel, Metal Mesh, ABS, Tempered Glass|
|M/B Type||EATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITX|
|Front Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C|
2 x USB 3.0
|3.5″||2 (Convertible to 2.5″ bay)|
|2.5″||5 (2 x Converted from 3.5” bays)|
|Expansion Slots||7 + 2 vertical|
|Fan Slots||Front||3 x 120/140mm (2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)|
|Rear||1 x 120/140mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)|
|Top||3 x 120/140mm|
|Bottom||2 x 120/140mm|
140/280/420mm (max 35 mm MB component height)
|PSU max length||300mm|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA Card Length: Max 440mm with front fans mounted|
|CPU Cooler Height (From M/B to side panel): 185mm|
|Cable routing space||23mm|
The Meshify S2 ships in a thick cardboard box. On the front of the box is a line art depiction of the case as well as the color indicator. Black and White are available at launch. On the rear, an exploded view is available. The sides of the box list the additional features.
Internally, the Meshify S2 is protected from damage during shipping as it is capped with large pieces of Styrofoam. A thin plastic bag covers the case underneath the Styrofoam to protect the case’s finish from scuffs and scrapes.
The installation kit is tucked away in one of the 3.5″ drive bays on the back of the case. Fractal includes enough screws, zip ties, hard drive dampeners, and other accessories to get your system installed in the case. A user guide and warranty instructions are also included.