PC Cases / Accessories

Fractal Meshify 2 Case Review

A high airflow case for the masses?

Meshify 2 External Tour »

Meshify 2The Fractal Meshify 2 builds off of the core of the redesigned Define 7. Significant changes to the Meshify 2 set it apart from the previous Meshify case. Updates such as space for more hard drives, nylon dust filters, and a fully redesigned front panel based on community feedback are just some of the features that set the Meshify 2 apart from the Meshify S2. The Mesify 2 keeps the angular mesh front panel which helps ensure the components inside stay cool under load. Fractal has also dropped the letter designation from the name so, there is no more S2, etc. Just the Meshify 2. Time to dive in and see if the Meshify 2 can overtake the Meshify S2 as one of my all-time favorite cases to build in.

 

Review Sample Provided By: Fractal Design
Product Name and Website: Fractal Design Meshify 2
Product was given in exchange for work to produce review.

 

Packaging

Like many of the Fractal cases, the Meshify 2 ships in a plain cardboard box. There is a bit of line art on the box that shows a general representation of the case on the front of the box and on the back of the box, there is an exploded diagram of the case as well as some of the features.

 

Internally, two thick foam ends support the case and protect it from damage during shipping. To ensure the finish is as Fractal intended it to be when you unwrap the case, the Meshify 2 is wrapped in a protective plastic bag.
Meshify 2

The accessory kit ships with 4 hard drive mounts, a user guide, and an assortment of screws, standoffs, zip ties, and other miscellaneous items you’ll need to get the Meshify 2 assembled.
Meshify 2

Along with the Meshify 2, Fractal sent me their new vertical GPU mounting solution; the B-20 vertical riser bracket. The B-20 is sold separately from the Meshifiy 2. This is different from their previous riser as it includes a dual-slot bracket meant to sit inside the PCIe expansions slots. Take note, that if your case has the horizontal bars in the PCIe slots, this bracket will not work.

The B-20 Vertical bracket comes with everything you’ll need except the GPU to get it installed and there is some assembly required.
Meshify 2

Fractal Meshify 2 Specifications

3.5″/2.5″ drive mounts 6 included, 11 positions total (in storage layout) + 1 Multibracket
Dedicated 2.5″ mounts 2 included 4 positions total
5.25″ drive bays N/A
Expansion slots 7 (bridgeless) + 2 vertical
Motherboard compatibility E-ATX (max 285 mm) / ATX / mATX / ITX
Front interface Attached to chassis, separate from the bezel
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3.0
Audio I/O
Power/Reset buttons
Total fan mounts 9x 120/140 mm
Front fan 3x 120/140 mm
(2x 140 mm fans included)
Top fan 3x 120/140 mm
Rear fan 1x 120/140 mm
(1x 140 mm fan included)
Bottom fan 2x 120/140 mm
Dust filters Top (nylon, removable)
Front (nylon, fully removable)
Bottom (nylon, removable)
Front radiator Up to 360/280 mm
Top radiator Up to 360/420 mm
Rear radiator 120 mm
Bottom radiator Up to 240/280 mm
PSU shroud Full-length ventilated steel with a two-part removable inlay
PSU max length 250 mm (HDD cage in default position)
GPU max length 491 mm total
467 mm with front fan
315 mm in Storage Layout for cards over 150 mm width
(including power connectors)
CPU cooler max height 185 mm
Cable routing space 30 mm
Case dimensions (LxWxH) 542 x 240 x 474 mm
Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws 541 x 240 x 454 mm

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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