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Fractal Design Meshify S2


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Jul 8, 2005
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The Fractal Design Meshify S2 may look like the original Meshify at first sight, but is essentially a Define S2 with a new, cooler front and mesh top cover, which is actually great as that case is an excellent, award-winning base to build the Meshify S2 on!

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Aug 13, 2010
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"Power LED not very bright"
Thats more of a Pro than a Con.

This is hugely by user request, since their previous blue LEDs just blinded people, pretty much.
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"Power LED not very bright"
Thats more of a Pro than a Con.

This is hugely by user request, since their previous blue LEDs just blinded people, pretty much.
Yep, I was so glad that my newer motherboard had an option to turn off the power LED. Before that I had a piece of tape on my R5.
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Benchmark Scores BaseMark GPU : 250 Point
Good to see a case with Type-C connector. Lots of new case don't have Type-C.
Nov 3, 2013
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Really loving the power led hidden behind the front mesh. Kudos to FD.
Mar 30, 2010
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Pretty curious what thermals are like, oh wait, won't find that here. Did the system even get powered on?
Feb 18, 2005
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What is the reason for the SATA extension cable inclusion? For the fan controller, or just because FD were feeling generous?

Pretty curious what thermals are like, oh wait, won't find that here. Did the system even get powered on?
Hexus has the goods: https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/chassis/126644-fractal-design-meshify-s2/?page=3 (I don't know if linking to other sites' reviews is disallowed, and I don't care because it wouldn't be necessary if these tests were done by TPU).
Feb 18, 2013
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this is a very decent case that ticks all the boxes. Wish other brands would start adopting the vertical GPU mounting design in their upcoming products since FD are the very few ones that integrate such design without the need of modifying the case.

@ShurikN agree. The inclusion of a USB Type-C connector is a godsend for those who have devices that can take advantage of it. And I also agree that not many popular brands has ever included a Type C port by default.