Last year, BitFenix lifted the lid on its RGB-clad ENSO chassis, however its sleek front panel design seemingly came at the expense of airflow. Having listened to feedback, the company has come back from the drawing board with the ENSO Mesh, replacing the solid front panel with a high density dust filter.
Cooling is a large focus of the ENSO Mesh, allowing owners to switch between a solid top panel for noise reduction or a mesh variant for a better exhaust. The front and top dust filters are magnetically removable, allowing users to easily clean when needed. The same can be said for the PSU dust filter, which is accessed by sliding the tray from underneath the 4mm tempered glass side panel.
BitFenix has included a PSU shroud supposedly to help improve the cooling of components by isolating the chassis into two individual chambers. We’ve not tested to see if this has a thermal impact in the real world, however it’s certain to keep wires neat and tidy.
There’s plenty of room for air cooling, providing space for seven 120mm fans or swapping three at the front for two 140mm fans instead. Two 120mm fans are shipped with the case, one of which supports static RGB. Alternatively watercooling enthusiasts can fit a radiator up to 360mm at the front of the chassis, and another 120mm radiator at the rear.
Motherboards up to 272mm should fit nicely, meaning the ENSO Mesh has enough room for Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX and E-ATX boards. There shouldn’t be much trouble with CPU tower coolers either, with clearance up to 160mm. Lastly, graphics cards up to 340mm in length and 150mm in width will slot in without struggle.
Despite the focus on cooling, BitFenix hasn’t forgotten about aesthetic, returning the four addressable LED lights surrounding the front panel. Sporting the latest AURA SYNC 3 pin addressable RGB LED technology, the lighting is compatible with both BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 and 3.0 RGB products and customisable at the click of a single button located on the I/O panel.
Available in black and white variants, the ENSO Mesh chassis is ready to pre-order on Overclockers UK from £84.95.
KitGuru Says: It’s a fancy case that certainly piques my interest with a redesign focused on cooling. What do you think of the BitFenix ENSO Mesh?