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For this build, I wanted to have excellent cooling in a medium sized form factor. My old setup included the Cooler Master - Masterbox Lite 5 RGB which looked great but had terrible air flow. Also, I was using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo air cooler which seemed to work well but took on extra heat from the Asus Strix 1080 GPU. The old case / CPU combo was causing my CPU to run at 70-71°C under load at the stock 4.0 GHz.

For the new setup, I decided on the Fractal design Meshify C for it's great airflow and the NZXT Kraken X62 AIO cooling system. Obviously, the NZXT is a little bit large for this case and overall setup but again, the goal is excellent cooling. Two additional exhaust fans were added to the to of the case to help pull out all the heat from the Strix GPU. I did have to use the Dremel on the front shroud of the case to get the 140mm NZXT fans to fit. With a little work I was able to get the large cooling system to mount and still maintain the stock look of the Meshify case.

The results of the new cooling system are, in my opinion, pretty impressive. My CPU now runs at 30-35°C under load while overclocked at 4.5 GHz. I would like to overclock a little more after stress testing. The GPU also runs a few °C cooler thanks to the extra exhaust fans in the top of the case.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

That is definitely fresh. +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Were you able to completely close the front mesh panel with those two 140mm fans in the front?

I'm helping a friend with a build that uses the same case. We have realized there is going to be some clearance issue with a front mounted 360mm AIO and a 308mm long graphics card. I'm thinking of moving the 120mm fan in the middle to the front of the case like what you did in your picture to make space for the graphics card.
I don't think we need to cut any portion off of the front cover since it's a smaller 120mm fan, but do you think we would be able to close the front mesh panel all the way in, with just one fan in the middle?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The mesh grill in the front does not completely snap in the middle even with my modifications. I ran into the same issue that your friend is having with his build. I had to snap a few of the plastic webs that hold the filter in the front grill to help clear the two large 140mm fans. You will probably have an easier time with installation than I did because only 1 120mm fan will be located in the front. It may not snap completely but will still look great. I think mine turned out well.

I would also consider placing the radiator and fan in the top of the case if you aren't sure about modifying the front. My brother has the same case and GPU so he tried placing his in the top. He's getting nearly the same temperatures on the CPU as I am with mine setup in the front.

Let me know if this helps!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the information! We ended up getting a larger case so we wouldn't have to worry about parts barely fitting inside the case. Meshify C really is much more compact than I thought.

Fractal Design had just released a larger version called Meshify S2 literally a couple days ago. Some luck lol. They really should've released that along with the Meshify C back in 2017.

Anyway, thank you so much for your help! Your build looks great and I hope you have fun using it!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'm planning on doing the same build (Meshify C, X62, Strix GPU). Did you cut the webs from the front to fit the fans, and did the front panel fit back into (snap back)? Also, are the fans visible through the front mesh?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I had to cut the webs as well in the front mesh panel. The panel snaps back on the top and the bottom but not completely on the sides. Even though the panel didn't snap completely, it still looks great. The fans are not visible from the front but you can feel the high amount of air flow being pulled into the case.

Another PC Part Picker member went with the slightly larger Meshify case to avoid modifying the C size case. This could also be an option.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Would 2x120mm fans make the panel snap back completely including the sides?

I saw that as well, Meshify S2. However, not only it's expensive, but its quite large in length compare to C, so I intend to stick with Meshify C. They only had to increase the length and height little such that radiators in front would fit GPU like Strix and support 280mm radiator on top. S2 is even bigger than Cooler Master H500 lol.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I would think it would get pretty close to snapping with the 120mm fans. Also, maybe they are not as thick? I would check on that too.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, do u think the 280 rad would fit at top?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Fractal Design's website says that only a 240mm rad will fit in the top. https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/meshify/meshify-c-dark-tempered-glass/black-tgd/