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Fractal Design Meshify C vs NZXT H510

Meshify C vs H510

Fractal Design’s Meshify C and NZXT H510 are very popular mid-tower cases under $100 and with their unique designs, you may have got confused on which one to buy for your PC build. As both companies produce top-notch cases for PC rigs, it’s sometimes difficult to select one of them.

This post will discuss 5 essential things which will analyze the difference between the two and provide you with the conclusion on which one will be fit for you. These things include features such as build quality, cable management, components support and aesthetics which are the major aspects you should consider while choosing a case.

If in any instance you get confused or need assistance, drop your comment in the comments section below the post.

Build quality and Aesthetics

FD Meshify C- The Meshify C uses Steel and ABS plastic components for its construction and weighs 6.1KG. Its dimensions are 409 x 217 x 453mm including feet, protrusions, and screws. The case uses a tempered glass side panel for a clear look inside and features an angular vent in the front.

NZXT H510- H510 uses SGCC Steel for its interior and exterior which makes it very strong and reliable and weighs 6.6KG which is half a KG more than Meshify C. It uses a tempered glass side panel for a clear view of inside and a full-length PSU should just like the Meshify C.

Unlike most mid-tower cases, it is very simple and plain in design and its dimensions are 210mm x 460mm x 428mm which makes it a little bigger than the Meshify C.

Compatibility

Compatibility FD Meshify C NZXT H510
Motherboard ITX, M-ATX, ATX ITX, M-ATX, ATX
CPU cooler 170mm 165mm
GPU 315mm 381mm
Total fan mounts 7 4
Radiator Front- Up to 360mm
Top- Up to 240mm
Rear- 120mm
Front- Up to 280mm
Top- N/A
Rear- 120mm
Storage drives 3.5"- 2
2.5"- 3
3.5"- 3
2.5"- 3
Expansion slots 7 7

Cooling

Meshify C vs H510 vents

The difference in cooling support between these cases is huge. While the Meshify C features a ventilated front panel with angular design and support for up to 360mm rads or 3x 120mm fans, the H510 comes with a non-ventilated front panel that only has small vents on the right side. This impacts its cooling performance due to which it is not recommended for hardcore overclockers.

Also, there is only one fan slot at the top while the Meshify C has two. As you can see from the compatibility chart, the H510 is very much behind in supporting several fans or big radiators but Meshify C is way ahead.

Cable management

Meshify C vs H510 Cable management

H510 brings the popular design which is well-known for its cable management system. The front of the case doesn’t have one or two routing holes but a cable cover that hides the cables more effectively. Also, the back of the case comes with a pre-built cable routing kit that makes easy to fit all the cables in one area easily.

The Meshify C doesn’t have this type of system but has a decent clearance of up to 35mm at the back which is fine in most cases along with some velcro straps to bind all the cables together. Meshify C doesn’t come with any cable cover at the front but with 7 routing holes where 2 primary holes use rubber grommets for a clean cable routing.

Price and Conclusion

The Meshify C can cost you around $80-$90 and the NZXT H510 also comes somewhere between this price tag. So, this makes both of them direct competitors for their price. For those who prefer looks and a clean build, the H510 is a perfect choice but for overclockers, Meshify C is a much better option to go with.

NZXT H510

NZXT H510

Plain and simple yet elegant

Advanced cable management system

  Sturdy construction

Available in three different colours: Red/Black, Black, White

 

Fractal Design Meshify C

Fractal Design Meshify C

3x Angular front mesh for increased airflow

Supports up to 360mm rads at front and 240mm on top

  Supports tall CPU coolers up to 170mm

Compact yet full of features

Good clearance at the back and a lot of routing holes

 

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