Question Fractal Meshify, but with drive bay?

Tommy_24

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Hello everyone!
I'm hoping someone here would know of something just like the Meshify C https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/meshify/meshify-c-tg
but with one or two drive bays (I really want the option to add future tech)

What I specifically LOVE LOVE LOVE about this Meshify C is the filter system. Easily accessible, removable... even more specifically, the bottom filter that can be removed from the front!
Does anyone know of a case that includes a similar filter system but with one or two drive bays?


 

Tommy_24

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I assume you're talking about a 5.25" bay? Define R6 is probably what you'rte looking for.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YXPKHx/fractal-design-define-r6-blackout-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-r6-bko-tg
not sure... I would want a bay that's accessible. This one is blocked and if you pull the face off, then I'll feel like I spent money on something I don't use. It's close.... super close.
man, it's also a who 4-5 inches longer. I feel that space would go to waste and I'd have to up the airflow on that.
Any other thoughts?
 

Barty1884

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The front panel is a door......

Ultimately, the 5.25" and short footprint do not really play nice together. You're not going to find a 5.25" in a similar depth as a Meshify C - there's just not enough room.

Front PSU filter removal is not unique to Fractal though - and there are offerings where the dust filter removes from the side. For the life of me though, I can't think of a single one right now that maintains a 5.25" bay.
 

Tommy_24

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...You're not going to find a 5.25" in a similar depth as a Meshify C - there's just not enough room.
Actually, this one is slightly smaller than the meshify C and would have been perfect if it weren't for the bottom filter. You have to tilt or lay it on its side to access and reviews have stated it's sharp. It includes 2 bays. I wish they'd update this model...
https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/focus-series

Front PSU filter removal is not unique to Fractal though - and there are offerings where the dust filter removes from the side. For the life of me though, I can't think of a single one right now that maintains a 5.25" bay.
If anything pops up, please let me know. I just don't know about all that extra space in the R6... and that door... sigh. decision decisions...
 

Barty1884

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No, it isn't? It's slightly less in width, but overall a larger footprint - it's taller, it's longer (deep) and has a larger overall volume.

(WxHxD) 205 x 444 x 464mm
https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/focus-series/focus-g

Vs
(LxWxH) 395 x 212 x 440mm
https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/meshify/meshify-c-bko



Yeah, the Focus G is very much their budget offering. I've been racking my brains for the last few hours on & off, and can't think of anything, unfortunately.
 

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