Fractal Design Meshify C Review
Published: 9th August 2017 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: £79.99 |
This isn't going to be a massive conclusion. After all you probably already know how much we liked the Define C, and as the Meshify C shares the same chassis there's little more to say about it that hasn't been said already, instead we're simply going to focus on the differences between the two cases.
First up, as the name suggests the Meshify C has a rigid mesh front. Rather than being a single flat sheet though, the designers over at Fractal have molded it into a triangular geometric 3D form. I'd imagine that they considered doing this a bit of a risk to the sleek aesthetic, but to be honest we think it works, and we mean really works, and is an example of great design "meshing" perfectly with the engineering need. The one thing that does look a little out of place though is the Bright shiny Fractal Design badge. We're thinking a matte Black badge with Gloss writing or something similar might have looked better, but as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The second difference is that rather than a solid side panel or an acrylic window, the Meshify C has a full height and full width Tempered glass side panel. The panel is attached via four low profile thumb bolts and has quite a dark smoke to it. You should note that the panel is not compatible with the standard define C case due to the way it aches, but we're sure if enough of you shout about it Fractal may look into making an adapter kit to retro fit to standard cases.
The last thing we'll say is that if you like the look of the tempered glass window, but don't like the front, or feel you need the higher airflow it offers, then all is not lost, as Fractal are also releasing a Tempered glass panel version of the standard Define C
As to Awards, well the Define C has already received our Innovation award, and We think that with the improvements made the Meshify C can take home a well deserved "Exceptional Aesthetics" award. Well done Fractal, well done.