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Fractal Design Meshify S2 Black Dark TG Mid-Tower Review (Page 4)

Chad Sebring | Jan 23, 2019 at 09:00 am CST - 2 mins, 35 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Inside the Meshify S2

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Sadly, once the front bezel is loose, we did not get far before the wires kept things tight. Behind the bezel is access to mount fans and radiators to the front of the chassis, as well as where you remove a pair of screws to allow part of the PSU cover to come out.

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Inside of the front panel, there is the pair of 140mm, 1000RPM, 3-pin powered Fractal Design stickered fans. Just to the left of them, between the fans and the motherboard tray is a section of slotted steel. These slots are intended to support reservoir mounting with plenty of options of depth depending on the setup.

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The top of the chassis will support four 120mm fans, unlike what the specifications implied, but there is room for only a trio of 140mm fans. This tray not only has a fill port hole near the edge, but it can also be removed entirely after taking out four screws on the same side as the fill port hole.

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Since the motherboard tray is flat as it moves from the back to the front of the chassis, not only can you fit Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX motherboards, but even EATX is an option. The cooler access is wide open, grommets are found all around, and tie points are readily available.

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The PSU cover goes from the front to the back, blocking the view of the PSU, wires, and possibly a pair of fans. Above the impressed Fractal Design, there is a defined removable section of the cover. Along with a grommet for motherboard connectivity, there is another hole at the back for HD Audio connectivity, and the rest of the top section is well ventilated.

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Inside of the rear panel, hanging near the top of the chassis is the third 140mm fan. Below the fan are seven expansion slots, with internal thumbscrews holding in the slotted covers.

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Behind the motherboard tray, starting at the left is a trio of removable cages which support the installation of either a 3.5" or 2.5" drive into them, of which, the lowest one has our hardware in it. Wiring is tended to on the left to keep it out of the way so that the PWM fan controller and the pair of Velcro straps help maintain the bulk of the PSU cable runs.

Under the CPU cooler access, we find a pair of 2.5" drive mounting plates, and while they install here, they can also cover the slotted end of the PSU cover as an optional location. The PSU slides in from the back, but the side is open to access modular supplies and offers a way to route the cables.

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The wiring that needs to be connected for full functionality is what we show here. There is the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connected, right below the one for HD Audio. At the top, we find all of the buttons and LED wires for the chassis, and the thickest of the group, the USB 3.0 connection.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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