BitFenix Enso Review 7

BitFenix Enso Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The BitFenix Enso in black retails for US$70 + taxes, while the white version carries a US$10 premium.
  • Great price for a cool chassis
  • Really cool addressable RGB embedded into the front of the chassis
  • Easily removable dust filters in the front and underside
  • Both magnetic mesh and solid covers for the top included
  • RGB functionality expandable, and synchronized with motherboards
  • RGBs controllable via a button on the chassis
  • Can hold up to five hard drives
  • Two fans included - one with RGB LEDs
  • Metal shroud to keep things looking clean
  • Straightforward assembly
  • Plenty of space for long PSUs
  • Large GPUs of up to 340 mm will fit
  • CPU coolers of up to 160 mm possible
  • Available in black or white
  • Front fan not RGB
  • Space on metal shroud could have been used for additional drive storage
  • Top openings could have been better placed for additional radiator compatibility
  • RGB, power, and reset buttons the same size
The BitFenix Enso may not turn any heads when turned off. At its price point, the chassis can be considered an affordable mainstream unit. Most cases in this segment tend to lack any type of differentiation, banking mostly on providing looks as a driving factor. Looking at the Enso's exterior, it can be considered one of those sheep in the herd while turned off, but once you turn it on, you see the wolf with its mesmerizing addressable RGB ring and an RGB fan in the rear that adds to the lighting of the chassis even further.

Even though things are kept simple and effective, the Enso also manages to impress with some nifty functional features. It comes with easily removable dust filters on the bottom and front, which may simply be pulled out for cleaning. On top of that, you get both a metal mesh and solid top cover with magnetic strips on it.

The case essentially does everything right at its price point, but there are a few points BitFenix could have addressed without having to raise the price. On one hand, the top opening could have been larger or somewhat better placed to maximize the possibilities for liquid cooling within the Enso. Also, the metal shroud offers loads of space to use for additional storage drives, which would have been a nice possibility - even if it would mean that BitFenix would sell the additional trays as an extra accessory kit.

That said, all of these shortcomings are essentially just minor elements to make an excellent chassis nearly perfect. At US$70, the Enso delivers on functionality and certainly looks.
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