Enermax Hoplite Mid Tower Case ReviewWed, Mar 16, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Installing Parts Into The Hoplite
Enermax provides all you need to mount your parts into the Hoplite. All the baggies are nicely labeled as to what the hardware is for.
The installation of parts was quick. There was plenty room to work and I never had an issue with something not fitting. Installing the 5.25” drive was not as easy as a tool-less bay system, mainly because you have to do it completely by feel. With the large thumbscrews you can’t see the hole in the drive.
The wire management is fairly easy, but the space behind the tray is a little tight. I had to push on the side panel to get it back on when closing up the case.
The CPU cutout is very nice. It’s so large it even allowed for the non standard layout of the Intel DX58SO motherboard.
Using the drive dock was easy. The drive is supported nicely and it doesn’t wobble around.
With the system fired up I made a quick video of the front LED intake fan. The 120mm intake fan is Enermax’s Vegas LED fan. It is a blue/red LED fan and has a total of 11 different modes. Three of the modes are Solid, Propeller, and Flash. These three modes can switch the color between Blue, Red, and Red/Blue. That makes up 9 of the 11. The last two are Vegas and Off; Vegas is a mode that auto cycles through all the modes and colors.