Test results noise levels
As always the noise levels are the counterpart of the cooling performance.
We also always test cases with the fans turned off, purely to find out how effective a case is at sound dampening. Models that have extra built-in options for this are interesting enough to add to the review - we see that there are small but clear differences. The Fractal Design Meshify C does not perform particularly well here. The metal hard disk trays might have rubber damping, but the trays themselves are in the case without any damping and with some space, which means that light vibration can occur. The Meshify C is also very open at the front, back, top and bottom. This means that sound easily leaves the case. The result is a noise level of about 32 dB without fans, which is not great.
With the fans at low rotation speed the Fractal Design Meshify C is in the middle of this graph. A noise level of 33.1 dB(A) at a distance of 10 cm is decent, although it is not the quietest case we ever tested.
With the fans at high rotation speed the image does not change a lot: 39.9 dB(A) is decent, but not enough for the absolute top. The Meshify C does end up on the 'good side' of the graph if we compare it with the competitors, while the cooling performance is the best on average of all these models.