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Enermax Hoplite

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The Enermax Hoplite has a long list of features and sports edgy industrial looks, which seem to be inspired by other cases in the market but also turns some heads with a competitive price point. We whip out the screw driver to see how it holds up on our test bench - turns out Enermax has done a great job and that tool is barely needed.

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Is 85% Almost identical to a NOX Blaze!




 
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This case might appeal to some as it looks like a CM Storm or Sniper. Layout is decent inside from what i can tell.
 
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Any chance of adding a section for temperatures in the future? That's one of the main reason people buy gaming cases too.
 

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Any chance of adding a section for temperatures in the future? That's one of the main reason people buy gaming cases too.
We generally do not test temperatures for the following reasons:

a) We cannot keep using the same hardware over years, thus a constant base is impossible
b) I personally have the opinion, that overall looks are more important than a few degrees difference in temperature
c) In Europe there is no way to keep stable surrounding temperatures
d) Different setups with different cooling methods will also mean totally different results. Thus this is by no means a measurement that can be taken as a given when buying a case. It may "perform well" when reviewed with the hardware given - say a graphic card with exhaust vents in the slot cover, then you install a graphic cards which doesn't push the air out the back of the case and the entire scenario changes. Same goes for top down CPU coolers in comparison to tower coolers for example.

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We generally do not test temperatures for the following reasons:

a) We cannot keep using the same hardware over years, thus a constant base is impossible
b) I personally have the opinion, that overall looks are more important than a few degrees difference in temperature
c) In Europe there is no way to keep stable surrounding temperatures
d) Different setups with different cooling methods will also mean totally different results. Thus this is by no means a measurement that can be taken as a given when buying a case. It may "perform well" when reviewed with the hardware given - say a graphic card with exhaust vents in the slot cover, then you install a graphic cards which doesn't push the air out the back of the case and the entire scenario changes. Same goes for top down CPU coolers in comparison to tower coolers for example.

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True that there are many variables, but you can always test the case with some kind of mainstream to high end parts of the time and give a general idea how the case performs for cooling, no matter how different the video card/CPU cooling a case with better airflow will generally perform better.

Of course a big result comparison table like for GPU performance is unthinkable for this.

Personally I care about cooling a bit more than aesthetics:D A shiny case with terrible cooling is like a ricer to me.