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Hannah B.

Hannah B.

Joined on 11/07/17

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An air flow power house! - Great looking, and functioning, ATX/mATX case... with only a few points of contention.

Fractal Design Meshify C White - White Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower High-Airflow Compact Clear Tempered Glass Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify C White - White Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower High-Airflow Compact Clear Tempered Glass Computer Case

Pros: Build Experience -Great layout on both sides of the case. -Ample space for good cable management, lots of tie down spots. -Enough space to top or side mount most 240mm/280mm AIO radiators. -Removable power supply bracket (held in place with 2 captive screws) that makes mounting the power supply super easy. -Removable SSD mount located behind the motherboard. It comes off with 1 captive thumb screw and allows you to easily mount your SSD's with the included super small screws. Once you are done you just reattach the mount to the case. This is much easier than trying to line up the small SSD mounting screws in the case. -It somehow "feels" compact for an ATX case, but building in the Meshify C never feels cramped. Design Function -Front mesh panel allows for great airflow intake from the front. -Top of the case comes with a mesh cover and a hard cover. The mesh cover allows for fans to be installed at the top of the case, and is held in place with magnet's. The hard cover snaps in and out with a little applied force. These kinds of options are what make this case one of the best at this price point. -There are three included Velcro tie-downs that can handle most of your big cables and keep them out of the way. -The tempered glass side panel is is held in place with tool-less thumb screws. Not having to reach for a screwdriver (butter knife?) or alen key every time you need to remove your glass cover is a sign that Fractal pay attention to the WHOLE user experience. -Overall the build seems sturdy, the tempered glass is inline with the quality of higher end cases, and is unsurpassed in airflow at this price point. Design Aesthetic -There are five different versions of this case. Dark tempered glass with a HEAVILY smoked out glass window for those who like the look of a glass side panel but aren't really sold on the whole RGB 'till infinity theme in their case. The regular tempered glass version that is more inline with with the rest of the industry when it comes to glass side panels (that also in an mATX version). And my favorite version, the black & white. It can go with a wide verity of color schemes, and it add's a real "showcase build" element that you can even make look great with off the shelf parts. There is also a version without a tempered glass side panel (traditional solid metal side panel) for those of you who don't really like the TG look, or who are looking to grab this case for a few $$$ less. -The front mesh panel has an angular design that Fractal claims "maximizes" the incoming air flow. I personally like how it looks, but that's obviously up to the individual. -The tempered glass comes with a border painted on the inside of the glass. Again, I personally like this. It adds a border to your showcase, and in the case of the white model, It can make finger prints around the thumb screws less noticeable.

Cons: Build Experience -The top IO is attached to the whole front panel. When removing the front panel (which is held in place with plastic snaps that will pull out with a bit of force) be careful not to pull and damage the cables that route through the computer. This whole process requires you put the whole front panel on top of the case if you want to remove/add fans. Its a bit awkward. Design function -like most case manufacturers, the included case fans are not amazing. There are also only 2 included. You can't blame them for the price, but this case is marketed as "unrestricted airflow", which you can only achieve if you buy more fans. Make sure you consider this in your budget. Design Aesthetic -I really like how they look, so nothing here.

Overall Review: This is a great case with WAY more "Pros" than "Cons". When you take the price into account, any negatives are easy to live with. Considering the amount of style options you get from the product line, and all the little things like the power supply and SSD mount, its easy to recommend this case for anyone looking to make a great looking and functioning computer.

Solid EVGA Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 120-G1-0650-XR 80+ GOLD 650W Fully Modular Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 120-G1-0650-XR 80+ GOLD 650W Fully Modular Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply

Pros: -12 year warranty -self tester makes troubleshooting hardware problems easier -EVGA's long standing reputation for quality power supply

Cons: -textured enclosure might not be for everyone

Overall Review: -I purchase one or two of these every time they go on sale -I recommend them to people all the time!

Best air cooler you can get under $50

CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU with 120mm PWM Fan
CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU with 120mm PWM Fan

Pros: -Easy to install. Don't believe they hype. This took me 5 minutes or less to install. -The cap on top of the fin array is nice looking (and NOT rgb if thats your thing). -Fan runs quiet. -Ram slot friendly. -Can handle most mid range OC's.

Cons: -None

Overall Review: -Would totally recommend. I have i5 8600k OC'ed to 4.8 and I get low 60's most of the time.

Easy 5 Stars. Easily the best ATX I've built in.

Fractal Design Meshify C Black ATX High-Airflow Compact Dark Tint Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify C Black ATX High-Airflow Compact Dark Tint Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -High air-flow! -Unique aesthetic. The angular front grill sets it apart, but stays away from a "gamer" look. -Easy to build in. This case has ample space for cables in the back. There are ample tie-down spots as well. -Premium quality feel to all the parts.

Cons: -None

Overall Review: -The tempered glass is DAAAAAAAAARK. I really cant stress how dark it is. if your RAM, CPU cooler, or GPU light up, they will barely shine through. I personally like the kind of smokey feel it gives to all the lights, but it's not a style choice for everyone. -I would highly recommend this case to anyone who is into a dark glass TG option.

Amazing M-ATX case.

Fractal Design Define Mini C TG Black Tempered Glass Window Silent Compact Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define Mini C TG Black Tempered Glass Window Silent Compact Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Looks Great -Sturdy -Easy To build in. Lots of pass-through's with grommets. Lots of tie-downs. -3 SSD capacity behind the motherboard + 2 2.5"/3.5" trays for more ssd's or HD's. -TG has a VERY slight smoke on it. Looks amazing -Has a premium feel and look, but is also pretty conservative in terms of aesthetics.

Cons: -Bit pricey. The quality somewhat justifies the price, but there are similar cases that will give you more bang for your buck.

Overall Review: -The fan blades and the PCI slot covers are white. This is not my favorite style choice, but some people like it. It's good to know in any case if you are buying this case -Overall, I recommend this case. Highly recommend if its on sale!