The SSUPD Meshlicious delivers nearly as a lot mesh as you’d anticipate from its title. This 14L mini-ITX case sports activities three panels of steel mesh, with a fourth tempered-glass panel that allows you to showcase your graphics card. Or you possibly can select to point out off your CPU and energy provide as a substitute, because the panels are simply swappable—and may also be bought individually to get the precise look you need. However for now, this mannequin as described is the primary one to launch from Lian Li’s new sub-brand.
We went hands-on with it, and as you’ll see within the video above, you possibly can configure the Meshlicious in numerous methods. It’s appropriate with ATX energy provides and full-length graphics playing cards, and you’ve got the choice of two completely different types for GPU mounting. General, this SFF case has so much going for it, although its quirks make working in it lower than simple and thus somewhat extra difficult for people new to sub-20L builds.
Much more complicated is SSUPD’s launch schedule for the Meshlicious and all of its variations. The corporate is taking orders in two batches: February 9 marked the beginning of the primary spherical, and this preliminary wave of pre-orders is just for a black model with one mesh facet panel and one tempered-glass facet panel that may ship in March. One variant comes with a PCIe 3.0 riser cable and has an early-bird value of $110, whereas the opposite sports activities a PCIe 4.0 riser cable and prices $165. Neither embrace the longer riser cable nor the 2 standoff screws wanted for mounting a SFF graphics card on the high of the case. You’ll should buy these individually—both a 180mm or 200mm riser cable, plus two 6-32 motherboard standoff screws.
The second spherical of pre-orders start in April and can broaden the choices. SSUPD will provide two colours (black and white) and likewise add an all-mesh variant to the lineup. These instances will promote at MSRP: $120 for the tempered glass choice with a PCIe 3.0 riser cable, and $130 for all mesh facet panels and a PCIe 3.0 riser cable. SSUPD has not but introduced costs for the variations with a PCIe 4.0 riser cable. All April pre-orders will ship in Might.
Regardless of the Meshlicious’ foibles, this case provides one more attention-grabbing choice to select from for SFF builders, particularly these unwilling to spend $200 on a mannequin just like the Ncase M1 or Dan A4. The Meshlicious may not unseat Cooler Grasp’s $80 NR200 (which you’ll be able to see in our PS5 PC build from final November) when grading on worth or ease of use, however it is nonetheless reasonably priced, particularly given what number of configurations it may possibly help.