...offers almost everything that was good about the Define 7 in tandem with improved cooling performance...
Fractal Design has taken its award-winning Define 7 enclosure and tweaked the exterior for maximum airflow.
The resulting case is the latest addition to the Meshify line and offers almost everything that was good about the Define 7 in tandem with improved cooling performance for those who demand the lowest possible temps. The full-height mesh fascia will appeal to enthusiasts who can't abide obstructive front panels, and our benchmarks reveal a marked improvement in cooling ability.
Such alterations don't make the case any less enjoyable to work with - open-top access, tool-free side panels and a versatile interior ensure a high-quality experience - but Meshify 2 inevitably isn't as quiet as its Define 7 sibling, and you do lose the 5.25in optical bay and two USB ports.
Bottom line: we won't be trading in our Define 7s anytime soon, but if you crave the heightened airflow, Meshify 2 is an appealing alternative.
Better airflow than Define 7
Open-top access is handy
Excellent build quality throughout
Pop-open side panels don't need screws
Huge storage potential
Integrated seven-way fan hub
Not as quiet as Define 7
Loses 5.25in optical bay and two USB ports
Fractal Design Meshify 2
The Fractal Design Meshify 2 chassis will be available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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