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This build has been an ongoing ordeal, it has been transplanted to the third case now. When I initially bought the meshify and strix motherboard I had my Gaming X RX 580, soon after I purchased a BIOS modded 480 and paired them in crossfire. Benchmarking performance was great but real-world performance was worse in most cases. I eventually broke down and purchased the Vega56 on sale and I'm glad I did.

The X470 Strix motherboard's BIOS is awesome! Easy to navigate and tons of options you'll probably have to look up to figure out. The board easily keeps my R7 1700 at 3.9ghz at 1.38v. Before I was using a cheap MSI B350 board and it was unstable at 3.9 @1.40. VRMs matter!

The Meshify C was a complete dream to work in coming from an InWin 301 setup. Absolutely no complaints about the case. Thermals are excellent, all fan slots are utilized with the exception of the floor-mounted one (which requires removal of the HDD cage). In order to fit 3 fans in the front, you need to remove the two screws at the front of the PSU shroud and remove the cover. You can then slide the HDD cage forwards to close the gap to the fan at the bottom once installed. This makes for a much cleaner look than removing the cage entirely as all the cables from the PSU are routed there.

I've got to say I'm a huge fan of the Coolermaster ML240R. It looks amazing and AURA sync works straight from the 3-pin header, meaning no extra control modules cluttering everything up. I run a constant fan speed of 2000rpm, and have not seen temps over 60 degrees. It's a little loud but not annoying, very easy to tune out.

The Strix Vega56 is HUGE. Not a lot of sagging but it is there. There would be no way to run a radiator at the front of the case with this card. However, the space between the PSU shroud and GPU has a constant supply of fresh air which results in awesome thermals and low GPU fan speeds.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice indeed. Love the build.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build, wow. And that vega56 card looks MASSIVE inside that case. How are the temps with that asus shroud? One of the best designed cooling solutions out there. I have several asus cards with that similar shroud design and they stay cool!

I want those fans so bad, just can't justify the price... yet.

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah I was very surprised when I pulled it out of the box... it dwarfs my Gaming X RX580! I haven't touched the fan curve settings and the GPU will max out at about 78 degrees with the fans barely spinning at 1600rpm, quite happy with it. If for whatever reason I wanted it cooler I could ramp up the fan speeds but then I'd hear it ;)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't even know they made a Vega 56 STRIX yet

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job! And thanks for explaining how to fit the 3x120 in the front.

I’m thinking of building with the Meshify with the 3x120 set up.

I’m not going to use the HDD cage, but you’re saying I’d keep it in to make the 3x120 clean, right?

What’s the exact order of things to fit that 3rd fan? Install fan, then unscrew those two screws, and then push the HDD cage forward? I assume I would then re-screw the PSU shroud back in place?

Any other pointers would be great:) And, are you glad you did 3x120 instead of 2x140?

It looks like the vast majority of Meshify owners go with 2x140, and I’m super interested in hearing your thoughts and advice on your 3x120. Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Okay so yeah, just install all three fans with the cage either out or pushed all the way back so you can mess around with wiring, then just push it back and tighten it down. Leave a little space so you don't get any funny vibrations.

Funny you'd mention that, I ended up switching to 2x 140mm Noctua A14 Chromax fans, but they were LOUD. Like unbearable. I put my ear close to them, and it was the brackets for the 120mm fans causing some horrible air buffeting noise. I modified the case so there was no metal impeding the front of the fan blades and it was whisper quiet after.

So, 3 120mm fans is quieter than 2 140mm fans if you don't plan on modifying the case. I ended up switching out to an InWin 101, but the Meshify C is such a great case to work in.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much for the response!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Just had one more quick question.

I noticed that your power supply is 150mm.

I'll be using a 160mm power supply, so takes 10mm more space.

Do you think that'd cause any problems with the plan to set up the 3rd fan + push up the HDD cage, or think it's no issue? Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your build! I really dig how that card fills up the case. Personally I enjoy the look of a full case and the Meshify seems to allow that without affecting thermals. I was inspired by your build and used it as a template for my own build. +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I did really enjoy building in the Meshify, it goes together so nicely. Enjoy your build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

is it possible to move the one cable going over hat GPU fan to go around the top heat pipes? It kinda bothers me, but your choice no judgement against that. :) nice build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I see what you are seeing, go to the first picture it is actually quite far from the GPU fan :) Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, I see. lol.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I really wanted a Vega 56 card, but I snapped when I saw an RX580 8gig going for $249 :(((

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that is a good deal. My MSI Gaming X 580 8gb served me very well but I want my framerates to be in the 90-144 range for freesync and it couldn't quite hack it. Crossfire isn't as fun as it sounds either unfortunately.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I see

I'm looking at 75Hz freesync moniters at the moment, I'm sure my 580 can handle that.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh for sure, and even if you crank the settings in your games all the way up it'll look smoother with a lower framerate with freesync.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the x470 gaming f mobo? I keep debating between it & the crosshair vii wifi. What do you guys think?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the controller for the ml240r? Trying to plan my cable management in the same case and the controller is just in the way of everything.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't, I just use the ARGB header on my motherboard with Aura Sync.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I might try that.

  • 14 months ago
  • -3 points

nice build but imo those fans look cheap af and break the look of the build

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh? You obviously haven't held one in your hands. They are extremely solid. Sorry to hear about that!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

lol at that passive aggressiveness

  • 14 months ago
  • -2 points

like the whole transparent aesthetic looks chea imo

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Like okay thanks man! Haha.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The fans to me, seem to be made of molded high density "plastic". You would have to have a big enough hand width and grip strength, to break one. They aren't cheap like water bottles.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I think they are acrylic, they are more rigid than one of my Noctua NF-A14s.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Was going to say that, but I wasn't so sure. Forgot that acrylic is common in fan frames.