Friday, January 31st 2020

DeepCool MATREXX 55 Mesh 4F Loses the Glass Facade for an Airy Mesh

One of the emerging trends with tempered glass front faces is the option to have a metal mesh front panel that serves as an airy intake, as more PC builders opt to install radiators there. The MATREXX 55 Mesh 4F from DeepCool follows this trend, and loses the prominent tempered glass front facade to a black mesh intake over the three 120 mm fan mounts. The rest of its design is identical to that of the original. A tinted tempered glass panel continues to dominate the left side. Behind it is a conventional horizontally-partitioned layout. The bottom compartment has room for two 3.5-inch drive bays, Two additional 2.5-inch drives can be mounted along the motherboard tray, which has room for graphics cards up to 37 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.8 cm in height. DeepCool is including four 120 mm fans that have addressable RGB LED illumination; three of which are factory-fitted along the front intakes, and one at the rear exhaust. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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21 Comments on DeepCool MATREXX 55 Mesh 4F Loses the Glass Facade for an Airy Mesh

#1
Axaion
It even looks better with mesh

..now if case makers would just drop glass and plexiglass side panels, or at least let us have solid panels with GPU vents that would be reaaaaal nice
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#2
Chomiq
Too bad that the side panel isn't flush with the case. Dust will get in through there. It's the same with my Silverstone and it's annoying.
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#3
Gmr_Chick
Axaion
It even looks better with mesh

..now if case makers would just drop glass and plexiglass side panels, or at least let us have solid panels with GPU vents that would be reaaaaal nice
I might be wrong but it seems like tempered glass would be both a dust magnet AND finger print magnet, no? It's almost like these companies think A. dust doesn't exist in peoples houses (it does, even with regular cleaning) and B. people keep a bottle of Windex at their desk to use every single time they lay even a finger on the tempered glass side panel (or front panel, which to me is even more pointless than glass side panels) :D
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#4
bonehead123
The front mesh is nice, but no USB-C on the I/O means it's a an automatic no-buy IMHO, let alone the fact that it is still just anutha same ole same same boring rectangular boxen........

and IMHO, the trick to keeping tempered glass panels clean is to A) invest in a box of cheap latex gloves, or B) the mfgr's could just put some kind of minimal width frame around them to use as a gripping surface......
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#5
Unregistered
Pretty sure mesh front panels have been around for a lot longer than tempered glass fronts so it's hardly an "emerging" trend.
#6
Vario
Mesh makes much more sense than tempered glass, which is only good for appearances, and is otherwise an absolutely lousy product to use for a computer case.
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#7
enxo218
took a look and I'm certain only a ruler was required for design
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#8
DeathtoGnomes
Vario
Mesh makes much more sense than tempered glass, which is only good for appearances, and is otherwise an absolutely lousy product to use for a computer case.
Totally agree. Function over Vanity.
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#9
ypsylon
About time this stupid glass fad went into dustbin of history. Mesh for everybody.

Especially hopeless are aluminium cases. Lately with PC cases it doesn't really matter if case is steel or aluminium. Classic example Enthoo Elite (technically not solely aluminium) which empty weights 37.5kg!!! or InWIn928 24kg, etc, etc.
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#10
Vayra86
Oh great, so now we're going back to the bog standard mesh? Inb4 the first 'Tuber hype saying this is definitely more premium looking than glass :D

Neither is really optimal, is it. Mesh is the ultimate dust collector and not many mesh fronts allow for easy cleaning. I'll take Fractal's removable dust filters for front 100% over this cheap ass solution. This is 40 dollar budget case stuff, now being marketed as the next best thing. lol

Grill + removable filter. Take the damn hint, case designers.

Like so. Unhinge, one wipe with cloth, click back in, done. Best of both worlds. Heck you can even have good noise insulation in front of it.

Now, if you want next level... make the filter out of transparent material (plexi frame etc) and you can even use a glass panel in front...
Its not hard, took me all of this post to think up.

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#11
Gmr_Chick
^ Wiping down the filters with a cloth works like you mentioned, but I've also found that using a soft brush (they make ones for use with keeping die-cast models dust-free should a person not own a display case) works well too. It's amazing the gunk you can clean with them
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#12
DeathtoGnomes
Vayra86
Its not hard, took me all of this post to think up
Where theres smoke, Vayra is thinking.

There are few cases that have screen and/or filters in the front, some case designers will never get it, even after GN and LTT harp on intake airflow, seems like forever now, they still dont listen.
Gmr_Chick
^ Wiping down the filters with a cloth works like you mentioned, but I've also found that using a soft brush (they make ones for use with keeping die-cast models dust-free should a person not own a display case) works well too. It's amazing the gunk you can clean with them
Swiffer Duster even.

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#13
Vario
Vayra86
Oh great, so now we're going back to the bog standard mesh? Inb4 the first 'Tuber hype saying this is definitely more premium looking than glass :D

Neither is really optimal, is it. Mesh is the ultimate dust collector and not many mesh fronts allow for easy cleaning. I'll take Fractal's removable dust filters for front 100% over this cheap ass solution. This is 40 dollar budget case stuff, now being marketed as the next best thing. lol

Grill + removable filter. Take the damn hint, case designers.

Like so. Unhinge, one wipe with cloth, click back in, done. Best of both worlds. Heck you can even have good noise insulation in front of it.

Now, if you want next level... make the filter out of transparent material (plexi frame etc) and you can even use a glass panel in front...
Its not hard, took me all of this post to think up.


I prefer having a concentric wire grill and then when I open the case I blast it out with a metro datavac. There is never much dust buildup... but I also have the case on top of the desk, hardwood floors, vacuum frequently, and no pets.
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#14
Shq
I need help, is the 4 fans enough for this case or should I get more fans, I really hope its enough
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#15
Caring1
Shq
I need help, is the 4 fans enough for this case or should I get more fans, I really hope its enough
It's enough.
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#16
Shq
Do I keep it the same way it is or should I take one from the front and put it on the top so it would be two exhaust and two intake, or should I just keep it the same way
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#17
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
Axaion
It even looks better with mesh

..now if case makers would just drop glass and plexiglass side panels, or at least let us have solid panels with GPU vents that would be reaaaaal nice
Yep I don’t need a window or glass I need something with good airflow as a priority. I know what’s in there I‘m not showing it off or feel the need to see it. Function not fashion.
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#18
TheMan
How do these fans connect to the motherboard? Let's say that I have a motherboard that only supports three case fans.
I'm asking this because I haven't build a PC before and I'm looking forward to buy this case very soon.
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#19
bonehead123
TheMan
How do these fans connect to the motherboard? Let's say that I have a motherboard that only supports three case fans.
I'm asking this because I haven't build a PC before and I'm looking forward to buy this case very soon.
Well, you've come to the right place for build advice, welcome :)

In this instance, you can either:

A) Buy fan splitter cables that allow you to connect 2, 3 or 4 fans to one end and the other end plugs into 1 of your board's connectors, OR

B) Buy a fan controller/hub, that has the appropriate number of fan connectors, and plug all your fans into it...most hubs will have either a molex or sata connector to get it's power directly from your PSU instead of the mobo connectors, so that solves that issue, however, most of them still have maximums that you must NOT exceed....

Take care to check how much current each of the splitters or hub can supply, add up what each set of fan draws when connected all together, and then be sure NOT to exceed that amount of power.

Please ask whatever questions you may have, everyone here is glad to help !
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#20
TheMan
bonehead123
Well, you've come to the right place for build advice, welcome :)

In this instance, you can either:

A) Buy fan splitter cables that allow you to connect 2, 3 or 4 fans to one end and the other end plugs into 1 of your board's connectors, OR

B) Buy a fan controller/hub, that has the appropriate number of fan connectors, and plug all your fans into it...most hubs will have either a molex or sata connector to get it's power directly from your PSU instead of the mobo connectors, so that solves that issue, however, most of them still have maximums that you must NOT exceed....

Take care to check how much current each of the splitters or hub can supply, add up what each set of fan draws when connected all together, and then be sure NOT to exceed that amount of power.

Please ask whatever questions you may have, everyone here is glad to help !
Thank you so much for answering. It makes things clear now for me. There's still something I don't know about the RGB part. Do fans have another cable for RGB or only the 3/4 pin cable is also responsible with the colors?
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#21
bonehead123
Most fans do have a seperate RGB cable, which connects to another set of pins on the mobo (or to a lighting controller in some cases)
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