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I think they've improved the mesh compared to their last generation, but overall for an "airflow" case the double filtering on the front panel is still rather restrictive. 

That being said, fractal's interior design has always been a pleasure to work with, and will make your build process easy (and flexible).


I personally prefer "flashier" or more interesting cases that have a bit more flair these days, but that's just me. I started out with a Define series case as my first, so I can see the appeal. I actually used meshify cases for a couple client builds a while back. They were nice and discreet for an office environment, quiet, and had enough cooling capacity for the hardware they needed. So they definitely have a place.

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I was looking at the new Fractal Design Meshify S2 case and was wondering what other people's thoughts were on it. Even if you don't own it, just want to get your opinion. Are there other cases that are better but have same features? Is the C version better?

 

Any and all thoughts and recommendations would be great!

 

Case: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811352103

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Consider watching some of the reviews of the case done by tech youtubers. I would think that a low amount of people have it right now since it just got released.

 

It's hard to compare it to the C version because the Meshify S2 is more based for water cooling with the bigger insides made for custom loops.

 

Based on what I see between the two cases (S2 and C), they both have good airflow and good quality, it's just each case is better for different applications.

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I think they've improved the mesh compared to their last generation, but overall for an "airflow" case the double filtering on the front panel is still rather restrictive. 

That being said, fractal's interior design has always been a pleasure to work with, and will make your build process easy (and flexible).


I personally prefer "flashier" or more interesting cases that have a bit more flair these days, but that's just me. I started out with a Define series case as my first, so I can see the appeal. I actually used meshify cases for a couple client builds a while back. They were nice and discreet for an office environment, quiet, and had enough cooling capacity for the hardware they needed. So they definitely have a place.

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It's an R6 that became an S2 that became an S2 Meshify.

 

Since I have an R6, I echo @tarfeef101 in that they're a joy to work and build in.  I love the aesthetic as well.

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1 minute ago, tarfeef101 said:

I think they've improved the mesh compared to their last generation, but overall for an "airflow" case the double filtering on the front panel is still rather restrictive. 

That being said, fractal's interior design has always been a pleasure to work with, and will make your build process easy (and flexible).


I personally prefer "flashier" or more interesting cases that have a bit more flair these days, but that's just me. I started out with a Define series case as my first, so I can see the appeal. I actually used meshify cases for a couple client builds a while back. They were nice and discreet for an office environment, quiet, and had enough cooling capacity for the hardware they needed. So they definitely have a place.

I like the ventilation on the S2 and the size, but personally, I would prefer something a bit more impressive to look at. The reason I am asking about the S2 is because I was looking at potentially get it, but its a tad, plain at least for me.

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10 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Consider watching some of the reviews of the case done by tech youtubers. I would think that a low amount of people have it right now since it just got released.

 

It's hard to compare it to the C version because the Meshify S2 is more based for water cooling with the bigger insides made for custom loops.

 

Based on what I see between the two cases (S2 and C), they both have good airflow and good quality, it's just each case is better for different applications.

Yeah, I have watched a couple reviews on YouTube, and I like the case , looks easy to work with, good air flow capabilities.

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10 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

It's an R6 that became an S2 that became an S2 Meshify.

 

Since I have an R6, I echo @tarfeef101 in that they're a joy to work and build in.  I love the aesthetic as well.

Do you think there are better cases on the market at the moment that are equal in features and quality? 

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I only build in Fractal cases as they are always have enough room and features for my needs and those I build for.  the also have excellent customer service and the key parts can be easily replaced if there is a problem.  I had a defective HDD light on the front panel of a Fractal Core 5000 and they got me a new one.  More recently, I needed to add a new drive to my Define R5 and realized that when I was cleaning up my work room I had thrown out all the unused drive sleds.  They just wanted my case serial number and postage and sent the new drive sleds I needed.

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2 minutes ago, Alan G said:

I only build in Fractal cases as they are always have enough room and features for my needs and those I build for.  the also have excellent customer service and the key parts can be easily replaced if there is a problem.  I had a defective HDD light on the front panel of a Fractal Core 5000 and they got me a new one.  More recently, I needed to add a new drive to my Define R5 and realized that when I was cleaning up my work room I had thrown out all the unused drive sleds.  They just wanted my case serial number and postage and sent the new drive sleds I needed.

I have never owned a Fractal case, but they sound like a great company, that make great cases. Leaning to get one.

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16 minutes ago, I Josh I said:

I have never owned a Fractal case, but they sound like a great company, that make great cases. Leaning to get one.

You need to get one cuz:

 

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