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Fractal Meshify 2 Compact Case Review

A Classic Evolved

Introduction

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Fractal Meshify series of cases has been a staple for builders ever since they hit the market in 2016 with its great cooling performance and unique angular mesh front panel. Since then we have seen many additions/revisions to this line over the years and today Fractal adds another case with the Meshify 2 Compact. The Meshify 2 Compact features the same iconic angular mesh front panel as its predecessors but comes with an updated I/O front panel that includes USB Type-C, tool less side panels, full-length PSU shroud, and a fully removable top panel. The Meshify 2 Compact comes in 5 different models which include: Black Solid, Black TG Dark Tint, Black TG Light Tint, Gray TG Light Tint, and White TG Clear Tint (will be available in Q2) all at an MSRP of $109.99.

We would like to thank Fractal for sending us the Meshify 2 Compact for review.

Fractal’s Take on The Meshify 2 Compact

The Meshify 2 Compact is a performance-oriented ATX case that focuses on flexibility and space efficiency to maximize component and cooling support in a minimal space with a bold sense of style. As a direct successor to the still highly successful Meshify C that first established the series in 2016, the Meshify 2 Compact boasts one of the most extensive lists of design improvements and upgrades to be seen in a single iteration.

Features and Specifications

Notable Features:
  • Iconic angular mesh front provides filtered airflow with a bold, stealth-inspired aesthetic
  • Room for GPUs up to 360 mm with a 240 mm radiator in the top, or up to 360/280 mm front radiators with GPUs under 305 mm
  • Seamless TG panel with steel frame support and bolt-free top-latching mechanism
  • Modular chassis design with removable top panel assembly opens up to fully expose the case interior on three sides
  • Three front USB ports including one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with fast charging and speeds up to 10Gbps
  • Full-length power supply shroud with two-part removable cover
Technical Specifications:
3.5″/2.5″ drive mounts2 (included)
Dedicated 2.5″ mounts2 included, 4 positions total
5.25″ drive baysN/A
Expansion slots7
Motherboard compatibilityATX / mATX / ITX
Power supply typeATX
Front interface1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
2x USB 3.0
Audio I/O
Power/Reset buttons
Total fan mounts7x 120 or 4x 140 mm and 2x 120 mm
Front fan3x 120 or 2x 140 mm (2x 140 mm fan included)
Top fan2x 120/140 mm
Rear fan1x 120 mm (1x 120 mm fan included)
Bottom fan1x 120 mm (requires removal of HDD cage)
Dust filtersTop, front, bottom
Front radiatorUp to 360/280 mm
Top radiatorUp to 240 mm
Rear radiator120 mm
Bottom radiator120 mm (requires removal of HDD cage)
PSU max length200 mm w/o HDD cage
165 mm w/ HDD cage
(cages in max forward position; additional space required for front fans/radiators installed below the shroud)
GPU max length360 mm total
341 mm w/ front fan
CPU cooler max-height169 mm
Cable routing space17-28 mm
Cable routing grommetsYes
Fixed Velcro strapsYes
Tool-less push-to-lockTop, front and side panels
Captive thumbscrewsHDD, SSD, and PSU brackets
Case MaterialSteel
Left side panelSteel or tempered glass
Right side panelSteel
Case dimensions (LxWxH)424 x 210 x 475 mm
Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws412 x 210 x 455 mm
Net weightSolid: 7.7 kg / TG: 8.1 kg
Package dimensions (LxWxH)552 x 320 x 554 mm
Gross weightSolid: 9.3 kg / TG: 9.8 kg

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