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BitFenix Nova Mesh TG 4ARGB Review – The Affordable RGB Chassis

Exterior Impression

The housing consists mainly of steel, plastic and glass. The workmanship is very good for a case in this price range. Large gaps, errors in materials or sharp edges are not to be discovered with our case. Visually striking are the removable left side panel made of glass and the logo on the mesh front.

The top cover is magnetically attached and can be easily removed by hand. The cover looks stable and fits perfectly.

In addition to the typical on/off and reset switches, the front panel has two USB 3.0 ports as well as two 3.5 mm jack ports. One port for USB type C is missing, but in this price range this is not yet common.

The underside of the housing reveals a magnetic cover for the power supply, which can be removed. The feet are rubberized and hold the housing securely in place.

The backside of the Nova Mesh shows the PCI slots in the middle area. These can be easily removed with screws. In the upper part, the height-adjustable 120 mm fan can be seen. In the lower part the power supply takes up space. However, this can only be mounted from the inside. Bitfenix does not offer a removable mounting rail.

Overall, the case leaves a very good impression for the price range. Optically, the still unlit case looks a bit more simple. The quality of the material and the workmanship doesn’t show any weaknesses.

Interior Impression

The interior of the Nova Mesh appears tidy at first glance. This is partly due to the separation of the mainboard and power supply. Despite the compact size and the separation, a thin 360 mm radiator could be mounted at the front. There are various options for cable routing. Two of them are rubberized.

When an ATX mainboard is mounted, it is flush with the partition wall of the PSU room. There is little space for the upper cover. Although there is enough space for the installation of an AiO water cooling system, it should be checked before installation whether the mounting can still be carried out after the mainboard has been installed.

Also the area behind the mainboards looks tidy. Since Bitfenix doesn’t use RGB control, many cables are visible. Alone for the already mounted fans, a total of eight wiring harnesses have to be laid.

Two 3.5-inch HDDs can be mounted in the nonremovable hard disk cage in the lower area. A real decoupling, however, does not take place. There is still room for three 2.5-inch drives above it. Furthermore, there are many possibilities to fasten cables with cable ties.

Finally, the interior leaves a good impression. The separation of the rooms creates the potential to make the cabling of the housing visually tidy from the outside. Due to the large number of cables – due to the RGB fans alone – this is almost necessary.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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