Enermax Hoplite Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 14-02-11   7 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: Enermax Hoplite (ECA3220)
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Enermax
RRP: 90 Inc. VAT


Enermax are world renowned for their presence within the PSU and cooling departments and are regarded as a household name, but would you be shocked to hear that Enermax also produce computer cases? Admittedly they have only a very small selection to choose from, but in the last 2 years Enermax have branched off into the computer case genre which will certainly surprised quite a few. These cases have been directed toward entry level users, so fundamentally the hardware enthusiast will be ignorant of their existence. But this year, things are about to change.

Just a matter of weeks ago Enermax announced the release of two new midi tower cases which both look very interesting. Today we will be taking a look at one of these cases named the Hoplite. (Incidentally, Enermax will also be populating their case category with some additional models at CeBIT 2011 in a few weeks time. Stay tuned, we will be bring you full coverage of CeBIT 2011 - lots of exclusive footage).



Enermax's Take on the Hoplite:
Hoplite is the new flagship ATX Midi Tower from Enermax. Its high-performance cooling system can accommodate up to six fans, and the product designers put an emphasis on every single detail to create a perfect housing for the latest PC systems. The useful front doors allow for a quick and convenient access to the 12cm front fan and to the hot-swap bays at the bottom of the front. The internal arrangement is designed for best possible usability, with screwless, quick release fasteners for optical and hard drives, as well as the excellent cable management system that includes space behind the extruded right side panel for a flexible cable routing behind the mainboard tray.


Technical Specifications

Model
ECA3220
Size
ATX Midi Tower
Dimensions (mm)
D 493 x W 200 x H 490
Material
0.6 0.8mm SECC
Drive Bays
5.25" 4x
3.5" 4x + 2x hot-swap bay
2.5" 2x
Hot-swap Dock on top side for HDD/SSD 2.5"/3.5" SATA
M/B
ATX & Micro ATX
I/O
2x USB 3.0, 1x eSATA, HD/AC97 Audio
Air Cooling Front
1x 12cm Vegas fan (preinstalled)
Air Cooling Rear
1x 12cm fan (preinstalled)
0Air Cooling Top
2x 12/14cm fans (optional)
Air Cooling Side
2x 12cm fans (optional)
Expansion Slots
7x
Liquid Cooling Holes
2x

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