Fractal Design has new computer chassis Pop Mini Air and Pop Mini Silent, which allow you to install motherboard size Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.New items are designed to build compact gaming systems.Image source: Fractal DesignModel Pop Mini Air has a mesh front panel and the left side panel of tempered glass.Three 120mm Aspect 12 RGB multicolor illuminated fans - two front fans and a rear fan - are included.Two color options are available - black and white.The Pop Mini Silent variant provides lower noise level by using sound absorbing material.It has a dummy front panel and the left side panel can be made of tempered glass or metal.Three unlit Aspect 12 fans are available.There are four expansion slots and room for two 3.5/2.5\" drives and two 2.5\" devices.In addition there are two compartments for 5.25\" devices.It is possible to deploy liquid cooling with standard front radiator up to 240 mm and 120 mm rear radiator.CPU cooler height should not exceed 170 mm.Dimensions of the novelties - 432 × 215 × 393 mm, weight - about 6 kg.
Fractal Design announced Pop XL series chassis with graphics card support up to 455mm
Fractal Design has announced computer chassis Pop XL Air and Pop XL Silent, designed to build powerful gaming computers with motherboard format E-ATX (up to 280mm), ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.Image source: Fractal DesignThe Pop XL Air is designed with a focus on effective air cooling.The front panel has a mesh design which improves airflow circulation.Four 120mm Aspect 12 RGB fans are initially included: three at the front and one at the back.These coolers have multicolor backlighting.The Pop XL Silent version has a \"deaf\" front section: this model boasts improved sound insulation.There are four non-backlit Aspect 12 fans.The cases have a hardened glass left side panel.There's room for eight expansion cards including discrete graphics cards up to 455mm long on the Pop XL Air and up to 430mm long on the Pop XL Silent.In addition to 3.5\" and 2.5\" drive bays, there are two 5.25\" slots available in the lower front area.Liquid cooling is also available with heatsinks up to 360mm.The dimensions of the cases are 522 × 230 × 520 mm and weigh about 10 kg.
Fractal Design cut off from the Meshify 2 \"all unnecessary\" and introduced a more affordable Meshify 2 Lite cost from 128 euros
Fractal Design has announced a simplified version of its popular computer case Meshify 2.The new, called Meshify 2 Lite, has fewer removable components and is offered at a lower price than the original model.Image source: Fractal DesignThe size of the case has not changed.They are 542 × 240 × 474 mm.Meshify 2 Lite variant still allows you to install E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX mainboards, large coolers, power supplies up to 353 mm and processor coolers up to 185 mm height.Moreover, the new chassis allows you to install larger graphics cards up to 451-476 mm in length, while the original model allowed installation of cards 290 to 470 mm long depending on the use or lack of a liquid cooling system.At the same time, the hull weight has decreased.It weighs 9.6-9.8kg instead of 10.1-10.5kg. Fractal Design Meshify 2 RGB Fractal Design Meshify 2 LiteThe most significant change was the case chassis, which lost several removable elements.For example, if the original Meshify 2 offers the ability to install as much as 16 drives of different sizes, the Lite can only install up to 6 drives.The top cover of the case is fixed, unlike the original version, which can be removed to install the cooler of the cooler and is equipped with a dust filter.The Lite version also has a top filter, but it is made in the form of an ordinary mesh with magnets. The front panel of the case has also changed.The filter is now firmly attached to the metal front mesh, rather than being a removable element, as in the original model.Fortunately, the changes did not affect the cooling capabilities of the case.The novelty still offers two or three pre-installed 140mm fans as part of the front panel, as well as one 140mm fan in the rear.Three 140mm or three 120mm \"swirlers\" can be installed on top.In general, the support for installing additional \"propellers\" has not changed compared to the original model. Other changes are less significant, but they also reduce the possibilities of the hull.For example, the Lite-version was deprived of the included original Meshify 2 controller for connecting fans.The manufacturer offers the user to buy the necessary board or connect the fans directly to the motherboard. The simplified chassis does not have two vertical expansion slots for graphics card installation.Instead of them there is a usual rear panel grid.But perhaps this is even for the best.The vertical installation of the graphics card meant that the gas pedal's fans were very close to the glass side panel of the case, which significantly reduced their performance.Also of note was one missing USB Type-C port on the front panel.Its place was taken by the USB 3.2 Type-A port. The last change that should be highlighted is related to the bottom casing under which the power supply is hidden - there is a hole for routing cables.This is a purely aesthetic remark, which should not affect the quality of cooling. Image source: ComputerBase.eThe same as the original Meshify 2, which also comes in a new version with RGB-fans, the Lite model is also available with and without RGB-backlit pre-installed fans.For now, the manufacturer has only announced a glass side panel variant of the case.Whether there are plans to release a model with a blank metal wall, as in the case of the conventional Meshify 2 - is still unknown.Meshify 2 Lite will be available in black and black and white. The company has tried to simplify the body, getting rid of many not the most obvious and useful things.But now it has become more attractive to a wider audience of buyers.If the original version is offered in the price range from 154 to 180 euros, depending on the number of pre-installed fans and the presence of RGB illumination, the Meshify 2 Lite is priced by the company at 128-150 euros.
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