The Hoplite Externals
The Hoplite in essence is the embodiment of the term “Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis” as it features both imposing aesthetics as well as tons of useful features to make its usage as easy and as effective as possible.
Starting with the aesthetics then; the Hoplite features and all black powder coated exterior embellished with plenty of steel mesh on both the front and side of the case, this not only makes the case look great but will also help improve airflow and ultimately cooling performance.
The front fan on the case is, as advertised as 120mm Vegas fan. This basically means it has adjustable “light show” settings, 11 different modes in fact which can be selected by using the control next to the fan on the front of the case.
At the bottom of the front panel is an access panel to allow the user to make use of the 2 hot swap bays for 3.5” HDD’s, this is a nice feature normally only found on the higher end cases on the market, this shows that Enermax really do want to compete with the market leaders when it comes to cramming features into a product.
The side of the case features a large mesh window which encourages airflow and also looks pretty cool.
The top panel of the case features all the standard audio connections as well as an e-SATA port and 2 USB3 connectors. Just behind the main interface panel is a very useful 2.5/3.5” hot swap bay with a nice flip shut protector system to prevent debris from entering the case. The back of the top panel also features a kind of stepped pyramid affect which looks quite nice, even if it is the back of the case.
Both the front fan and the venting where the PSU will be placed have removable dust filters which make cleaning much easier as they can be simply slid out and then straight back in again.
At the rear of the case it is possible to see the water-cooling holes and the nice powder coated finish that makes the case look very high quality.