Enermax Introduces GraceFun and GraceMesh Chassis
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Enermax is a company most known for their fans, but they make a lot of other products too. One area is PC cases and that is where they released two new cases in the Grace Series: The GraceFun and the GraceMesh.
Both the GraceFun and the GraceMesh come with 4mm panoramic tempered glass side panels and a great set hardware options.
Both of these new cases are built upon the same base, but they have been optimised for different usage scenarios – but both are aimed at gamers. The GraceMesh is designed for high-airflow systems where the GraceFun is built for silent operation.
GraceFun Silent Gaming Chassis
The GraceFun’s main area has room for a motherboard from mITX to ATX size and multiple add-in cards with a length up to 390mm. The CPU cooler is limited at 156mm height, but that still allows you to mount most CCPU coolers using 140mm fans.
The power supply is hidden away in a tunnel for a clean look, but there isn’t as much space as it looks like from this side. The cover also hides two drive bays for 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives. The max PSU length is 160mm.
Besides the two drive bays at the bottom, you can mount another three 2.5″ SSDs, two in the front next to the motherboard and one behind the motherboard tray. There’s also an external 5.25″ drive bay for optical drives, docking stations, or other fun stuff.
The top/front IO panel features a single USB 3.0 port along with two USB 2.0 and headset connections.
Cooling isn’t an issue in the Grace series. It comes with two fans included, a 120mm Enerflo fan with twister-bearing in the front and a 120mm Apollish LED fan in the rear. However, you can install a lot more. There is space for two 120 or 140mm intake fans in the front, two 120mm exhaust at the top, one 120mm at the rear, and two 120mm exhaust on the PSU tunnel. The front, top, and rear spaces also support liquid cooling up to 280mm, 240mm, and 120mm respectively.
GraceMesh Airflow Chassis
Where the GraceFun comes in one colour, black, the GraceMesh also has a blue and a red option. These aren’t for the case itself tho, but rather the LED usage. The also come with three fans out of the box instead of the two from the GraceFun. There are two 120mm LED fans pre-installed in the front and one non-LED at the rear. Besides the Blue and Red models, there’s also a plain model which comes with non-LED fans in the front.
The main difference to the GraceFun is that the GraceMesh comes with a mesh at the top and front. This allows the case to take in more cold air and expel more hot air at the same time. But it isn’t as silent as a covered fan setup.
The front IO panel is a little bit different too and it comes with two USB 3.0 ports instead of just one.
The basic interior layout is exactly the same as it is in the Fun version. There is plenty of space for a lot of hardware. Up to five internal storage drives and one external as well as space for a great cooling setup.
Availability and Prices
Both of these series are out not. The black matte GraceFun comes with a €59.90 MSRP and so does the non-LED version of the GraceMesh. The blue and red versions come with a €64.90 MSRP.