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Question Is the Fractal Design C that much hotter than the Meshify C?


Diamond Member
Dec 5, 2005
And is the Meshify C that much louder than the Define C?

I'm trying to find the best balance, since the computer does have a "hot" AMD 3600x chip that only boosts high if its under a certain temperature. But the Tower will also go next to a person sleeping and I can't have it be that loud since I use it after hours.


Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2010
Comparison of these exact two cases:

As for the 3600X, they run warm yes, but they don't pump out tons of heat. We are talking a 95W chip. They run hot because they are 7nm, not because they are a 150-200W chip that requires tons of cooling. I have an H100i on my 3700X and the fans very rarely spin up. It idles at 37-43C, and under Prime95 it will hit 80C, which is fine for 7nm Ryzen, it will still boost all cores. Under gaming usage it rarely goes over 63C. Machine specs are in my sig.


Diamond Member
Dec 5, 2005
Room temp 72F, noctua d14, Fractal Design C with total of 3 internal 120mm fans.

What kinda Temps do you think I should get? Asking, since amd ryzen masters pbo takes into account over clocking based on temperatures


Junior Member
Feb 25, 2020
I'm a newby building PC's.
I recently built a gaming computer and was having trouble rebooting. Ran Prime95 and it was rebooting bad. Saw a Youtube video where it said that Prime95 effects the GPU and some manufacturer were doing something in the GPU to counter act it.
I added another case fan and have not had any problems since. The case only comes with front & back.
My system is
Fractual design Meshify C case.
MSI B450 -A Pro Max motherboard.
Ryzen 5 3600 CPU.
2 X 8g Corsair Ryzen ram.
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU.
80+ gold 650W PSU.
I ran AMD master utility & the temps were 37 to 40 idle, 45 watching Youtube & 57 playing Darksiders.
Feb 4, 2009
After doing a lot of case shopping & looking at reviews I am now in the buy what fits your budget and satisfies your tastes.
Appears cases are all in one category
Cheap: Good at one thing and poor at everything else
Good: still under $100 good at everything, it may be slightly louder or hotter nearly guaranteed to look gauche or boring
Better: somewhere around $100 this will be a good case at everything, RGB may be tasteful or it may not
Best: $150+, these cases will be great at everything, RGB as above.

Appears cases don’t vary too much regarding noise or heat within their “tier”
Regarding my choice it was mostly about looks & durability plus where & how many USB ports


Diamond Member
Dec 5, 2005
yea they seem to all be within 5% of each other in terms of materials (90% steel, 5% plastic, 5% misc), quality, ease of build, etc.

I miss the $200 Lian Li (& others) anodized aluminum cases with top quality materials and build quality (& lightweight too!)


Diamond Member
Oct 22, 2018
Having had the c mini, i thought for the asking price it was the best dang case. I am planning on prob buying the full size version soon.