Fractal Design: The Meshify 2 series gets RGB and Lite offshoots

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With the Meshify 2 RGB and Meshify 2 Lite, Fractal Design is adding two more versions to its airy case series. As the name already suggests, the RGB offshoot complements the previous concept with RGB lighting. In the lite version, the concept has been slightly modified and some features have been reduced.

Colorful RGB accents

The Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB essentially takes over all the features of the conventional Meshify 2 (test) and supplements the concept with more factory-installed fans and an integrated RGB controller.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB

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Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB
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Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB
Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB
Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB

While the Meshify 2 comes with a total of three Dynamic X2 GP-14 PWM fans, the Meshify 2 RGB uses four illuminated Aspect 14 RGB PWM PWM fans. In addition to the well-known fan hub, the case also has a built-in RGB controller that is supposed to support the common ARGB software interfaces. On the I/O panel, the previous reset button gives way to a switch for manual control of the RGB lighting. Due to the adjustments, the total weight increases slightly to a total of 11.1 kg.

The Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB is available today in black and white. The recommended price is around 180 euros.

New corpus for the Lite version

With the new Meshify 2 Lite, Fractal Design uses a new body that, for reasons of economy, no longer allows a dual layout compared to the original Meshify 2 series. The area behind the front fans can therefore not be converted to accommodate hard drives. The maximum number of drives that can be installed is reduced from 18 to 6. A closer look at the housing structure shows further differences compared to the Meshify 2 (RGB).

Fractal design Meshify 2 RGB structure (Image: Fractal Design)
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite structure (Image: Fractal Design)

The cover section of the Meshify 2 Lite is firmly attached to the chassis and cannot be removed. In addition, the dust filter is not manufactured as a single component, but simply lies flat on the lid. The vertical expansion slots are omitted without replacement. Savings are also made on the front element. While the front dust filter was previously a single element behind the mesh front cover, the Meshify 2 Lite now has it integrated into the mesh front element. To further reduce costs, the USB 3.2 Gen 2 port is removed from the I/O panel. However, it can be retrofitted as an option. With all the savings, it is questionable why Fractal Design does not offer a solid version that uses steel instead of the glass side wall.

Fractal Design Meshify Lite

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Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite

When it comes to the ventilation options and the fans pre-installed ex works, Fractal Design does not make any compromises and, as usual, includes three 140 mm fans (model Aspect 14). Contrary to the austerity course, the Meshify 2 Lite will also be available as an RGB version. Like the Meshify 2 RGB, the Meshify 2 Lite RGB comes with a total of four illuminated 140mm fans and an ARGB controller. However, both Lite variants have to do without a fan hub.

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Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB
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Fractal Theme Meshify 2 Lite RGB
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Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB

The Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite is also available today in black and white. The recommended price is around 128 euros. The Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB costs around 150 euros. It is also only available in black.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 (RGB) Fractal Design Meshify 2 ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 (RGB) ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 CompactFractal Design Meshify 2 Lite ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Fractal Design Meshify 2 Fractal Design Meshify 2 ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 (RGB ) ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 CompactFractal Design Meshify 2 Lite ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite Fractal Design Meshify 2 ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 (RGB) ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 CompactFractal Design Meshify 2 Lite ✔Fractal Design Meshify 2 XL Mainboard format: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX Chassis (L × W × H): 542 × 240 × 474 mm (61.66 liters)
Side window 542 × 240 × 474 mm (61 .66 liters) variant 542 × 240 × 474 mm (61.66 liters)
Side window 542 × 240 × 474 mm (61.66 liters) Material: plastic, steel, glass plastic, steel variantplastic, steel, glass plastic, steel, glass Net weight: 11.10 kg 10.10 kg variant10.50 kg 9.60 kg variant9, 80 kg I/O ports: 1 × USB 3.1 (USB 3.2 Gen 2) Type C, 2 × USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1), HD audio, RGB control 1 × USB 3.1 (USB 3.2 Gen 2) Type C, 2 × USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1), HD audio 2 × USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1), HD audio Slots: 6 × 3.5″/2.5″ (internal)
2 × 2.5" (internal) 2 × 3.5″/2.5″ (internal)
2 × 2.5" (internal) expansion slots: 7 fans: front: 3 × 140/120 mm (3 × 140 mm included)
Rear: 1 × 140/120 mm (1 × 140 mm included)
Top: 3 × 140/120 mm (optional)
Bottom: 2 × 140/120 mm (optional) Front: 3 × 140/120 mm (2 × 140 mm included)
Rear: 1 × 140/120 mm (1 × 140 mm included)
Top: 3 × 140/120 mm (optional)
Bottom: 2 × 140/120 mm (optional) front: 3 × 140/120 mm (2 × 140 mm included)
rear: 1 × 140/120 mm (1 × 140 mm included)
lid: 3 × 140/120 mm (optional )VariantFront: 3 × 140/120 mm (3 × 140 mm included)
Rear: 1 × 140/120 mm (1 × 140 mm included)
Cover: 3 × 140/120 mm (optional) Dust filter: Cover, front, power supply, bottom Cover, power supply, bottom Compatibility: CPU cooler: 185 mm
GPU: 290 mm – 470 mm
Power supply unit: 353 mm CPU cooler: 185 mm
GPU: 451 mm – 476 mm
Power supply unit: 353 mm Price: €179.99 from €154/from €163 €127.99/€149.99

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