Fractal Design makes new sides for the Meshify C

Fractal Design's Meshify C ATX chassis looks pretty awesome with its polygon-esque front panel and tinted tempered glass side panel. The case maker is expanding the Meshify C range with new variants. Buyers now get additional choices: a version with a lighter tint on the tempered glass, or one with a second metal panel. If the original Meshify C's tempered glass panel didn't offer a good enough view of the high-end system carried within, the new lighter-tinted version should provide better opportunity to display your build. Those who want to completely obscure the rat's nest of cabling covering their hardware can pick up the version with two metal side panels.

Fractal Design Meshify C with two metal side panels

With the new additions to the lineup, the original Meshify C is rechristened as the Meshify C – Dark TG. The unadorned Meshify C moniker now applies to the version with opaque metal panels on both sides. Meshify C – TG is the fresh name for the version that offers a better look at the hardware inside the box through the clearer glass.

Fractal Design Meshify C – TG with light tempered glass side panel

In all three versions, fans can pull air in through the full-height mesh front fascia and exhaust it through the rear panel. Fractal Define C users will find the whole stup pretty familiar, as the main part of the chassis is still cribbed from that well-received model. Our previous coverage of the Meshify C offers more detailed information about fitment and dimensions, as there are no changes from the original model.

TechPowerUp says the new versions of the Meshify C are available now, though currently we only see the original version selling. The steel-sided Meshify C should step in soon at $80, $10 less than the $90 unchanged price tag of the Meshify C – Dark TG and Meshify C – TG. For the time being, tempered glass aficionados can pick up the dark tempered glass version at Newegg for an $80 sale price.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    Yay, solid side-panel options at last! \o/

    It’s getting sillier and sillier with RGBLED tempered-glass shenanigans. I don’t care that they’re available in the market, but it’s actually hurting the availability of normal, sensible cases that don’t come littered with rainbow lights and windows. I’ve had to source some old Silencio cases from channel partners and I have [url=http://www.pc83.es/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/img/icacsm0330b.jpg<]some Gamemax cases[/url<] on back-order. Almost everything that isn't RGBLED, windowed, or both is out of stock, old stock, discontinued, or just plain awful. Not every custom-built PC is a teenage gamer's dream box. Most of them end up underneath the desks of working adults, or in my case, employee desks. Dell/HP etc don't build what we need and now the SFW cases are being slowly muscled out of the market by the NSFW variant :\

      • just brew it!
      • 2 years ago

      My primary desktop is in an NZXT Source 210, which is a pretty basic yet very functional mid-tower with no windows. The main gripe I have with it is the lack of USB 3.0 front connectors (it’s an older design). I leave a pair of short USB 3.0 extension cables plugged into the back panel so I don’t have to reach around to the back every time I want to use a USB 3.0 device.

        • Chrispy_
        • 2 years ago

        The Source 340 would be ideal for us if they sold it without a window 🙁

      • Sargent Duck
      • 2 years ago

      I LOVED my Antec Sonata III case. Classy, no windows, no lights (other than power light).

      I’ve since moved to a gaming laptop, but I still have it tucked away in case I do another desktop build (unlikely as I’m really enjoying the laptop).

      • RdVi
      • 2 years ago

      Even with my current PC built back in 2013 I had to opt for a windowed case because the non-windowed version still hadn’t been released some 5 months after the case came on sale (it was promised to be released “soon” after). The market looks far worse now. The only cases I like are quite a few years old and often the non-windowed versions are harder to get.

        • just brew it!
        • 2 years ago

        Chieftec Dragon full tower 4EVR!! 😉

        Still have my file server in one of those. Built like a tank, and plenty of room to work inside. They were “cream of the crop” a decade and a half ago. The lack of mounting points for fans >80 mm makes them a non-starter for modern quiet desktop builds though. I also suspect the larger tower CPU coolers would be problematic due to the slightly narrower form factor of the Dragon compared to contemporary cases.

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