The Fractal Design Meshify C was launched recently. A compact ATX-case that is supposed to offer optimal cooling performance with an elegant design at an affordable price. The case has a tempered glass side panel while the front, side and bottom are as open as possible for optimal airflow.
As the name suggests, the Fractal Design Meshify C uses plenty of mesh. Aside from the top panel, the entire front is covered in a removable mesh-panel which gives the case a unique appearance because of the triangle-shapes. Fractal Design calls this a 'stealth black-on-black aesthetic' and the hard lines do indeed make you think of the F-117 stealth attack aircraft.
The Meshify C is a relatively compact case that measures 45 x 41 x 22 cm, but still offers room for a complete ATX motherboard, three SSDs, two HDDs and a maximum of seven 120 mm fans or three radiators of up to 360 mm. The Meshify C has an MSRP of 82.40 pounds / 89.99 euros, which might seem high considering the competition. We do have to note that, at the time of writing, we do not know the exact price of the case. However, we expect the price will end up at about 73 pounds / 80 euros.
In the comparison
We compare the Fractal Design Meshify C in this article with other ATX-cases in the segment of up to 92 pounds / 100 euros. The only case that costs (slightly) more than that is the Corsair Carbide 400C, but we added this case because of the similar approach. If we look at the size of the cases based on the volume, the Meshify C is clearly a compact ATX-case at slightly more than 40 liters.