Please forgive the biased title for this news piece, but Jonsbo cases have been a constant thorn in my side for years. Beautiful, but utterly flawed. Things like PSUs mounted to panels that don’t have venting or exhaust, or fans that don’t have any intake and spin uselessly are burned so deeply in my memory now that they’ve replaced all the early memories of Christmas and Kindergarten I ever had. What I’m getting at is that Jonsbo cases hurt my brain and leave me in the perpetual confused Jackie Chan meme face.
But this D31 Mesh case is different.
The D31 is a mATX case that seems to be correctly designed to deal with massive GPUs like the 4-slot RTX 4090, and deal with the needs of modern CPUs that insist at running at 95c to 100c. It has mesh panels, a top mount 360mm radiator, 4 PCI slots, and bottom intake fans. The PSU has access to fresh air, and exhausts into the top fans instead of a wall of metal typical of previous models. It’s available in both black and white, and includes a pretty nice looking LCD screen that can easily be replaced if it breaks. It’s not going to win any awards for response time, but you shouldn’t be gaming on that screen to begin with.
There are additional models that have no LCD screen and sealed panels if you truly want a case with no ventilation and lacking the feature that defines its design.
Important to the design is that you can have up to 400mm of GPU length depending on the PSU placement, and the radiator placement keeps the pump below the radiator itself for most AIOs. Heck, you can even mount a massive 168mm tall CPU cooler in it if you want.
Seems like a nice match-up for the grossly overpriced (what isn’t this days?) Asus X670 Gene mATX board.
Pricing hasn’t been set yet, but it should be noted that Jonsbo case prices fluctuate wildly depending on the reseller.