Enthoo Pro or Meshify C?

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by Sherloc09, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Sherloc09

    Sherloc09 Limp Gawd

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    Looking to put together a new PC this year. Just picked up a MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 TI, and am thinking of going either i7 8086 with z370, or 9700k/9900k when they release this fall. May go SLI down the road, but am wanting a case with good airflow, silence and decent room to build in + cable management. Both options received top marks in their respective years of production, with Meshify C being the newer case. Am liking the Meshify C for its looks, build quality and airflow. Originally was going to get the Enthoo Pro, but decided to look around to make sure nothing else was on the field. Thoughts?

    As a side note, both cases are with solid side panel, no glass here, going powerhouse sleeper.
     
  2. Engr62

    Engr62 Limp Gawd

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    I'd go with the Meshify C. I debated getting one a while back, but I just couldn't get past the aesthetics of the angular front grill/panel. I ended up going with a NZXT S340 Elite, and it's airflow sucks. If only they had made the Meshify C with a flat front...
     
  3. Droc

    Droc 2[H]4U

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    What cooler?
    I have a meshify C and I love it, but I have a front mounted 240mm rad+fans and the maximum GPU length for me with the cooler is 285mm I was about to buy that same GPU and I realized it wouldnt fit.

    the meshify C glass panel has a very heavy tint.
     
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    MrDeaf Limp Gawd

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    Meshify C, slap 2x 140mm on the front, call it a day.
    Meshify C has more than one tint of window. If you buy the dark one, it's really dark, but if you buy white or not dark, it's pretty normal.

    The one thing I didn't like about the Meshify C, is that the top mounted USB ports are not separate from the faceplate, unlike its cousin, Define C.
    This is annoying when you go to clean out the filter, as the face plate hangs off the front, instead of being completely removable.

    Alternatively, if you want really good airflow out of the box, then have a look at Silverstone RL06.
    I would have bought an RL06, but I couldn't find any at a competitive price in Canada.
     
  5. Sherloc09

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    NH-D15 or D15S.

    Now one other option seems to be rising to the top, Define R6 for noise, and when the front is opened should have near Meshify level cooling according to Steve from Gamers' Nexus.
     
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  6. Tony Ou

    Tony Ou SilverStone Tech Representative

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    Maybe you should also take a closer look at our Kublai KL07. If you look closely at the results from Gamer's Nexus review of the Meshify C, you'll see KL07 is an overall cooler and quieter case. Below are some numbers taken from the review:

    Noise
    34.2 dBA - KL07
    38.6 dBA - Meshify C

    CPU temp delta torture
    54.3C - Meshify C
    56.3C - KL07

    GPU temp delta torture
    51.1C - KL07
    57.8C - Meshify C

    CPU temp delta 3DMark
    28.5C - Meshify C
    30.8C - KL07

    GPU temp delta 3DMark
    55.3C - KL07
    60.3C - Meshify C

    Meshify C has a slight edge in CPU cooling, but KL07's advantage in GPU cooling is greater while maintaining a noise profile that is 4 dBA quieter. So if Meshify C's fan speeds are reduced to match KL07's quietness level, it's likely CPU cooling would be equal between the two cases while KL07's GPU cooling advantage would increase even more.
     
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  7. Sherloc09

    Sherloc09 Limp Gawd

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    What fans were used for the KL07? Could drop some AF-14's in and see if the numbers drop; believe GN did a similar comparison with the Meshify C with Noctua fans and the numbers were lower. Overall am wanting silence, good cooling while looking subdued, which the KL07 checks all those boxes.
     
  8. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have a Meshify C, its a piece of plastic junk. Look elsewhere.
     
  9. Tony Ou

    Tony Ou SilverStone Tech Representative

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    The fans used in the KL07 is shared with our other case models such as PM01 but not sold separately. Here are their basic specs.

    Operating voltage: 9 ~ 13.8V
    Current: 0.22A
    Speed: 1000rpm +/- 10%
    Airflow: 42CFM
    Static Pressure: 0.78 mmH2O
    Noise: 23.6dBA
    Bearing: Long life sleeve