A Look Inside
As we take a look inside we can see that we have a black interior, which is a nice contrast to the white exterior. We have a typical two compartment layout with an open top compartment and a lower compartment that is covered by a large full-length power supply cover.
The main compartment has room for motherboards up to E-ATX (max 285 mm) and we can see cable routing holes, which do have the grommets installed in them. As far as graphics card support you can fit cards in here all the way up to 467 mm.
The power supply cover does have some ventilation in it and we can also see another large cable routing hole. Towards the front there are two sections that can be removed from the power supply cover to make room for thicker fans and radiators.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we can see how the rest of everything is designed and it looks extremely similar to what we saw on the Fractal Design Define 7. To me that case had one of the most thought-out interiors so it is good to see them bring all of that to the Meshify series. Mounted at the top-center of the case is the Nexus+ 2 Slim PWM fan hub. It supports three PWM fans as well as six 6-pin fans.
Cable management on the back of the case is taken care of by three integrated cable guides with Velcro straps, two more Velcro straps towards the rear of the case and a total of 17 tie-down points.
There are two 2.5-inch removable solid state drive mounts on the back of the motherboard tray as well as the universal multi-bracket. This supports a single 3.5-inch hard drive, but it can also be used to mount a pump or reservoir. By default it is mounted on the backside of the case, but it can actually be mounted in any 120 mm fan position.
Moving towards the bottom of the case we can see that it is sectioned off with a power supply cable shield. This is easily removed and reveals a hard drive cage and room for your power supply of course. The hard drive cage has two removable trays (which are metal) and support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives.
As I said the internal layout of this case is very similar to the Define 7 and one of my favorite features of that case was the modular layout. By default the Meshify 2 is setup in the open layout, but it is pretty easy to switch things to the storage layout. You might have been wondering why there were four extra hard drive trays included with this case, this is why. To switch the the storage layout you remove the modular storage plate and switch it to the opposite side of the case. For those wondering this cuts down GPU support to only 315mm.
With it removed we can now install the four extra hard drive trays. With a total of six hard drive trays, two solid state drive mounts, and the multibracket you can install up to 9 hard drives in this out of the box! Beyond that you can actually add five more hard drive trays and two more SSD mounts! That is a ton of storage!