Fractal Design Meshify S2 Review
Published: 23rd January 2019 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: £139.99 |
Up Close: In the Nip
When we get to the "in the Nip" stage of things, it usually implies stripping away vast layers of plastic and trim, to unveil the inner chassis. With the S2 though, aside from the front panel, and the roof ventilation, theres precious little left to extract, which, we have to say is a very good thing indeed. Talking of the front panel, before you remove it, you're going to have to pull out the full length bottom air filter, and also release the tension on the front I/O cables, as these are captive to the front panel, as can be seen in the image below. In doing so, we can see that the fancy trigonometry of the mesh front panel is in fact supported by plastic ribs from behind, and that although the case comes with a pair of 140mm fans, there's space here for 3x140 or 3x120mm fans should you so desire.
The roof also has a removable mesh panel which is supported by a washable foam which is in turn held in place by strong plastic ribs.
With the roof panel removed we get our first glimpse into the water cooling capabilities of the S2. Here we can see slotted mounts for what looks to be up to 3x120mm fans and 3x140mm fans, which, if our maths serves us right, might also mean 360mm and 420mm rads. The eagle eyed amongst you will also have spotted that there's a conveniently placed reservoir fill port mount. Looks like the guys at Fractal have had their thinking caps on, although a little bit of me thinks this might have been better placed in the next slot forward so as to better line up with the slots for reservoirs.