Montech X3 Mesh Case Review

Lighting

So let’s talk about those “RGB” fans. Turning my system on for the first time I was very impressed at how the case lit up. Not only did I have the cool look on the front of the case, but the entire inside of the case was lit up as well, not need to add an RGB strip.

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As I mentioned earlier these fans are not your typical RGB fans. Each fan features red, green, and blue LEDs, not RGB LEDs. So when turned on they give that sort of rainbow or RGB look, but are not technically RGB. There is no customization or brightness adjustment on these fans, you can simply just turn the LEDs on or off using the button on the top of the case.

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I honestly don’t think this type of lighting implementation is all that bad. You still get to have that “RGB” look at a very low cost.

Performance

Here is the breakdown of the test system we use for cases.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming
Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Lexar NQ100 480GB
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 2 Platinum 860W
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2
Case: Montech X3 Mesh

We will be using AIDA64 for temperature readings and a RisePro Sound Level Meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are taken 5 inches from the front of the case as well as from the side of the case. Keep in mind with this case the fan speeds remain the same. These are not PWM fans so even when we put full load on the system the fans will not ramp up like other cases.

Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop after the system has been on for 1 hour. Load readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with both the CPU and GPU selected.

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