Fractal Design Meshify 2 Overview
Taking a first look at the Meshify 2 it looks very similar to the original Meshify. I actually like that Fractal Design cases don’t change look-wise all that much generation to generation. We received the white version of the case, but it will also come in Gray and Black. This is a mid tower case and it has official dimensions of 541 x 240 x 474 mm.
One thing Fractal Design was able to do with the original Meshify was make the front mesh panel look cool. That remains true here with the Meshify 2 as we have the angular mesh design. Of course being mesh means that you have proper intake airflow into your system.
There is a small Fractal Design logo in the bottom corner. If you actually pull on it the mesh panel opens up like a door for easy access to your fans. At the front of the case you have two pre-installed 140 mm fans.
The entire front of the case is tether-free, meaning that you can pull it off quite easily and there are not any cables or anything. With the front of the case removed we found out that the mesh panel door actually comes off for full access to your front fans. There is also a nylon filter cartridge built into the mesh door. It can be removed from the top for easy cleaning. As far as fan support on the front of the case you have room for up to 3 120/140mm fans or radiators up to 360 mm. Talking about filters there is another filter that pulls out from the front of the case, it extends the entire length of the case.
Moving to the main side panel of the case, which is a tempered glass panel. Now both the white and grey versions of the case come only with a tempered glass panel for the main side panel. The white case has an all clear tempered glass panel, while the grey case’s is slightly tinted. The black case however is available in a plain steel panel, a normal tempered glass panel, and a dark tempered glass panel. The opposite side panel on the case is plain and steel.
At the top of the case you’ll find all of your buttons and connections. From left to right you have headphone and microphone 3.5mm jacks, a USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-C port, a large power button, smaller reset button, and two USB 3.2 gen 1 Type-A ports.
The rest of the top of the case is ventilated. The top panel of the case easily pulls off to reveal a full-length filter, which is removable for easy cleaning. Once the filter is removed we can see the top cooling mount, which also can be fully removed from the case. The top cooling mount supports three 120 or 140mm fans or radiators up to 420mm.
As we move around to the back of the case we have a pretty standard layout. We can see the third included 140 mm fan. This rear fan mount supports 140 and 120 mm fans. There are seven expansion slots as well as two vertical slots, although if you want to vertically mount your GPU you’ll need to buy your own riser cable. At the bottom is your power supply mount. You will notice two sort of buttons towards the top of the case. These are used to release the panels and the system is just great. It actually allows you to release and remove each panel with one hand.