With ARGB becoming a standard feature on various hardware, gaming PCs are now often associated with flashy lighting effects. However, the PC DIY community is gradually becoming tired of these RGB effects and is turning towards mods instead. Jonsbo’s latest D41 Mesh screen version chassis offers a unique package featuring a dedicated 8-inch LCD small screen on the front panel. This combination suite concept provides players with a convenient way to select and purchase their desired components. The D41 Mesh screen version is the way to go if you want a stylish and effortless setup.
Jonsbo D41 Mesh Screen Edition / D41 Mesh Case Specifications:
Dimensions: 452 (L) x 205 (W) x 407 (H) mm
Color: Black, White
Material: Steel, Tempered Glass
Motherboard: ATX, Micro-ATX
CPU Air cooling: up to 168mm
Display card: 330~400mm
Power supply: ATX 205~410mm
Fan installation position (front+upper+rear+bottom): 140mm 0+2+0+2, 120mm 1+3+1+3 Water –
cooling radiator support: 360/280mm at the top, 360/240mm at the bottom, and 120mm at the rear
Top I/O ports: USB 3.0 x1, USB3.2 Gen2 Type-C x1, HD AUDIO/MIC
hard drives and storage slots: three 2.5 One and two 3.5-inch
Screen size: 24.6mm(W) x 131.7(H) x 205.3(L)
Panel: 8-inch TFT-LCD(IPS)
Resolution: 1280×800 / 188ppi
Response speed: 30ms
Cable interface: Mini HDMI/ USB Type-C
Jonsbo D41 Mesh Dual Version Unboxing
Jonsbo has released various versions of the D41 model, including black/white, standard/mesh, and screen/original versions. This means that there are eight different colours and models to choose from for the D41, which is smaller in size and supports Micro-ATX motherboards. The D31 model also has eight different models available, bringing the total number of options to sixteen. However, in Taiwan, only the Mesh/Mesh screen version with better heat dissipation performance is currently available for sale, and the standard version is not currently available for purchase.
In addition to the D41 Mesh version that was unboxed and showcased, there is also a standard version with a more minimalist front panel design. The standard version’s front panel retains a few intake holes at the bottom and sides, concentrating the airflow of the case on the vertical air duct planning.
If a player wants to achieve greater air intake, the Mesh model with a mesh-patterned front panel would be more suitable. The Mesh version that we’re unboxing here comes with a 12cm fan installed at the front, providing a greater amount of air intake than the standard version.
The D41 supports the installation of both ATX and M-ATX sized motherboards. The case itself measures 45.2 x 20.5 x 40.7 cm in length, width, and height, making it a compact mid-tower case. If you have limited space in your room, choosing the D41 can help you save a significant amount of space.
The Mesh edition of this product utilizes a front panel with a large mesh area featuring cooling air intake holes located on the front, bottom, and left side of the panel. This design aims to improve the overall heat dissipation performance inside the case.
Furthermore, the D41 Mesh case has its front system I/O located on the front panel as well, which includes a power button, USB 3.0, Audio & Mic, and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports for your convenience.
The D41 comes in two colour options: black and white. The black version features a frosted black glass panel, which has a more subdued appearance. The white version, on the other hand, comes with a fully transparent tempered glass panel that provides a more comprehensive view of the interior. The glass panel is secured in place with toolless tenon fixation, reducing the risk of breaking the glass during disassembly. However, we recommend laying the case flat during installation to ensure a safe and hassle-free process.
The D41 features a classic vertical air duct chassis structure that differs from the current mainstream lower-mounted power supply architecture. The power supply of the D41 is positioned at the front of the chassis, while the rear of the chassis supports the installation of a 120mm fan or a water-cooling radiator. Additionally, the case has a reusable PCIe baffle that supports 7-Slot PCIe device installation. However, the case itself does not natively support the vertical position of the graphics card. If a player wishes to install their graphics card vertically, they will need to purchase an additional vertical adapter.
A unique feature of a chassis with a vertical air duct structure is the ability to install a fan at the bottom, and the D41 Mesh is no exception. By removing the composite hard disk bracket, you can install a fan or a water cooling row with a maximum size of 360/240mm below the graphics card, providing direct airflow to it. Additionally, a magnetic dust filter is included to address dust issues.
The vertical air duct design of the case prioritizes heat dissipation towards the upper portion of the case, making it crucial to ensure adequate ventilation and dust resistance. To achieve this, the top cover of the D41 is constructed with 1.35mm diameter mesh holes arranged in a 2.1mm spacing, resulting in a high mesh coverage rate of 92.5%. This design not only provides sufficient heat dissipation performance but also has an effective dustproof effect.
The top of the D41 case supports fans and water cooling systems up to 360/280mm in size. However, due to the front power supply installation design of the case, it is recommended to confirm the required thickness of the fan and water cooling system during the installation process and adjust the necessary space accordingly. It is also recommended to install the power supply and AC wires before installing the upper fan and water cooling equipment.
Jonsbo D41 Mesh installation space display
Despite its compact size, the D41 supports the installation of up to eight 12cm fans. Players can purchase additional fans to install in the case, as it does not come with any original fans from the factory.
The front power supply installation bracket of the D41 has four different adjustable heights. Players can change the installation height based on the ATX/M-ATX motherboard used in the configuration, the length of the graphics card, and the top water cooling or fan, in order to obtain the most suitable hardware installation space.
The primary difference between the D41 and D31 lies in their hardware compatibility. The D41 supports up to ATX/M-ATX motherboards, 168mm high air cooling tower, and 40cm long graphics card installation. Additionally, it has ample fan support, with the ability to install one fan at the front, one at the rear, three 12cm fans at the top, and three at the bottom. It can also accommodate two 14cm fans at the top and bottom if you wish to install larger fans.
In addition to the front power supply installation position, the D41 also features a detachable composite hard disk mounting bracket located at the bottom front of the case. The top of the hard disk rack can accommodate a 2.5-inch hard disk, while the bottom two layers can each accommodate a 3.5-inch hard drive.
As the power supply and hard disk rack are located in the front of the case, the power supply wires can be quite visible through the glass. To address this, a wire shield is provided on the side of the power supply and hard disk bracket for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The shield is attached with four screws – two on the top and two on the bottom.
The back of the D41 motherboard is roughly divided into three blocks, with the middle block being divided by a deep S-shaped groove that runs the length of the motherboard. The 3cm deep groove can be used for extension wires, power supply wires, and other thicker wires that are difficult to manage. The depth of the hidden wires behind the motherboard is shallower, at about 1cm.
In addition to the front composite hard disk rack, the D41 also features two wall-mounted hard disk installation brackets located in the cable hiding space. These brackets can accommodate two additional 2.5-inch hard disks.
I am the coolest with a small 8-inch screen! 16:10 / 1280×800 resolution
The D41 screen version case includes an additional accessory box, which contains a Mesh upper half front panel, HDMI to Mini HDMI cable, USB Type-A to Type-C power supply cable, and screen feet. These accessories are not included with the normal version of the case.
The D41 Mesh screen version features an 8-inch 20.5×13.1cm 16:10 small screen with a resolution of 1280×800 and 188ppi (Pixels Per Inch), providing a more precise picture performance. The surface of the small LCD screen is covered with a 1.1mm thick tempered glass with a 6H Mohs hardness rating, making it resistant to scratches during daily use and cleaning.
The detachable small screen on the D41 Mesh screen version is connected to the display card or motherboard via Mini HDMI for image data transmission. The small screen also requires an additional Type-C auxiliary power supply. Both the HDMI and Type-C ports are located on the back of the screen, and the necessary transmission and power supply cables are included in the accessory box, eliminating the need for additional purchases.
The accessory box includes extra screen feet, which can be utilized for support. These feet can be attached to the back of the small screen located next to the main screen, allowing it to function as a rich screen. Additionally, there are buttons for adjusting the brightness and switching between screens.
The LCD screen is relatively small and can be connected to the display card or motherboard via HDMI and subsequently recognized by the system. PC DIY players have the option to use monitoring software like AIDA 64 to display the usage status of their hardware, as well as personal media such as pictures, GIFs, and video files. If players want to display AIDA 64 monitoring information on the small screen, they can refer to the unboxing of the D31 Mesh screen version and the teachings provided by the Jonsbo official.
D41 Mesh screen version case installation display and heat dissipation test
The Jonsbo D41 Mesh screen version case was recently tested for its heat dissipation capabilities. For this test, an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X was used with an NZXT N7 B650E motherboard, and a 280mm integrated water cooling Kraken Z63 RGB was used as the radiator. The heat dissipation performance was tested using an RTX 3070 FE graphics card. During installation, no additional cooling fan was added, and the system relied solely on the water-cooling exhaust on top of the Z63. As a result, the integrated water cooling system was subjected to the relatively high pressure during the test.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Motherboard: NZXT N7 B650E
Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z63 RGB
Memory: T-Force VULCANα DDR5 8GBx2 5600 MT/s CL40
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition
Case: Jonsbo D41 Mesh Screen Version
Operating System: Windows 11 Professional Edition 21H2
During the installation of the D41 Mesh screen version, there are two special considerations to keep in mind. Firstly, when installing the small screen in the front, two wires will need to be passed through from the inside to the outside for connection. The author of the article connects the 7_Slot through the perforated baffle plate under the main board, connecting the graphics card and motherboard. Secondly, the power supply is installed in the front, so it needs to be connected to the system using an extension cable. These two factors need to be considered and planned for during the installation process of the entire system.
To test the heat dissipation performance of the chassis, an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor with automatic PBO was used. AIDA64 CPU and Furmark software were simultaneously run under the state of automatic PBO to simulate the temperature data under a pressure load state. The 3D Mark’s Fire Strike game simulation was used to test the temperature and power consumption under a 1080P quality game running situation. HWiFO64 was used for data collection and to record the maximum temperature and power consumption.
During the R9 7950X test in this case, the 280mm Z63 RGB water cooling was installed on top, which was affected by the waste heat of the graphics card, resulting in slightly higher processor temperatures. However, if players install additional front and rear fans for air intake, the temperature of the upper water cooling can be slightly lowered.
During the AIDA CPU and Furmark stress test, the CPU Package reached a maximum temperature of 89.5°C, while the RTX 3070 Founders Edition reached a maximum temperature of 78°C. In the Fire Strike test, which simulates a game running situation, the R9 7950X reached a maximum temperature of 90°C, while the graphics card temperature reached 79°C.
Summary and experience
The D41 Mesh screen version offers a complete package for customers who want to switch up their PC’s appearance. This new case model comes with a small screen that can be customized, providing an alternative to RGB lighting effects. With this package, customers don’t have to worry about purchasing a small screen that may not fit the case size or attempting to install and secure it on their own.
The graphics card in the system benefits from the vertical air duct design for optimal heat dissipation, although this design can also cause the processor heat sink to absorb some of the graphics card’s heat. To improve heat dissipation, it would be beneficial to install front and rear intake fans. Doing so can relieve the heat dissipation pressure on the upper water cooling and air cooling tower.
The D41 Mesh screen version is compatible with up to an ATX motherboard, 360/280 water cooling, 168mm tower, 40cm graphics card, and eight 12cm fans. It boasts excellent expansion compatibility and a sleek appearance. The Mesh screen version is priced at NT$3290, while the Mesh version costs NT$1990. Additionally, customers can purchase a small screen separately for NT$2500 if desired.
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Title: Unpacking the Jonsbo D41 Mesh screen version case, which features a compact 8-inch LCD screen and a well-designed vertical air duct, is really impressive!