Sunny Side Up Design (Ssupd) has updated its website in preparation for the launch of its Mechlicious SFF PC case on February 9th. The website no longer lets you explore and learn anything about the case. Rather, it has been turned into a landing page that lets you enter your email address.
The first pre-order date is February 9th for those in the United States only. The case variant available is black with a mesh and glass side panel. This will set you back the standard $119. This first batch is expected to be shipped on March 12th, so you should get your case by the end of April at the latest.
The second batch is open to the world and will allow you to select from two options. You can choose between a black or white case with a mesh and glass side panel for $119 or a black or white full mesh case for $129. This will be on pre-order from April 2nd and is expected to ship sometime in May.
It doesn’t look like you can get a full tempered glass or PCIe 4.0 version of the case at this point. This is likely due to the number of panels manufactured and the extra testing needed for the PCIe 4.0 riser cables.
The Meshlicious is a 14.6-liter case with support for up to 280 mm radiators and the latest generation of GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD. For the larger cards, the GPU bracket can be rotated to allow for the full vertical length to be used.
The case supports both SFX and ATX power supplies for those entering into the SFF world. Something that I think will be popular with this case. It is recommended to use an SFX power supply, however. You can fit up to two 3.5-inch drives or three 2.5-inch drives on the storage side of things. That means you can fit up to five when using two M.2 slots found on most ITX motherboards nowadays.
The case 245 mm x 166.4 mm x 360 mm and allows for two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans on the front, making it the only way to push or pull air out of the case. The rest of the cooling will come from the mesh panels that allow for all the air you need to enter the case.
The Meshlicious has a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port, a USB 3.0 port, and a power button. This is located on the top of the case, giving the front a clean look. You will soon be able to buy mesh, tempered glass, and tinted or mirrored tempered glass side panels to make yours. This will cost $30 for the first two options and $40 for the latter. A riser cable and right-handed DisplayPort and HDMI cables are also available if vertically mounting the GPU. HDMI is included in the box.
Ssupd is Lian Li’s sister company, which is a good sign. A large company with production lines already set up is important for the SFF case community right now. The majority of the SFF cases on the market today have long wait times and high prices. Hopefully, Ssupd will be able to lower the costs and improve stock levels dramatically.
The price of the case is $119, making it more of a budget-friendly option for many people. This price suggests that the case is being produced in large numbers, something the SFF community has been waiting for. The new PCIe Gen 4.0 option adds to the price, totaling up to $179.
Check out the rest of our coverage on Ssupd and its upcoming Mechlicious case:
- Ssupd Mechlicious pre-order and shipping dates, Feb 9th
- Ssupd: where should it sell its Meshlicious PC case?
- Ssupd adds PCIe Gen 4.0 option to its Meshlicious PC case
- Why the Ssupd Meshlicious looks like a promising SFF case
- Mainstream SFF PC cases that aren’t always out of stock