Montech X3 Mesh Overview
We received the white version of the X3 Mesh, but it also comes in black if white is not your thing. One thing I noticed right off the bat was how small the case was. With official dimensions of 370 x 210 x 480 mm (LxWxH) you can see this is a pretty short case. This is going to limit your graphics card length to a max of 305mm.
This is the Mesh version of the X3 as it has a mesh front panel. Montech also offers an X3 “Glass” with a tempered glass front panel. The front mesh panel has a sort of angular design like we saw on the Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact, but not as pronounced. For those wondering the mesh is a pretty fine mesh and there is not a filter.
The front of the case easily pulls off to reveal three 140 mm cooling fans. I guess you could call these RGB fans, although Montech refers to them as “LED rainbow fans”. More on that in just a bit. Do note that these fans are attached to the exterior frame of the case so in order to swap out fans you’ll need to open and work inside your system.
Moving up to the top of the case we have a large ventilated section with a removable magnetic filter. With the filter removed we can see two pre-installed 120 mm fans. These fans are also the “LED rainbow fans”. Now since these fans are pre-installed as exhaust fans you are going to want to run your system without a filter as it will just block dust from exiting your system and decreases airflow.
On the right side of the top of the case you’ll find all of your controls and connections. From front to back you have your power button, activity LEDs, headphone and microphone jacks, two USB 2.0 ports, a smaller reset button, LED button, and a single USB 3.0 port.
The main side panel of the case is a tempered glass side panel which will basically show off everything in your system. It is on a hinge design and opens by way of a fabric handle towards the front of the case. The panel is held into place by a small magnet. The hinge design also allows for the panel to be completely removed from the case, which will come in handy during installation.
The opposite side panel is just a plain white panel. This panel is held into place by two thumbscrews. One thing I did notice was how thin the steel was on this panel. Looking at the case from the side we can really see how it is not very long at all.
Moving around to the back of the case we have a pretty standard layout with 7 expansion slots and the power supply mount on the bottom of the case. We also have our final fan, which is a 120 mm.
On the bottom of the case you’ll find four feet which lift the case off the ground and a small removable plastic film filter that sits over the ventilation for your power supply.