Summary: With the Hoplite ST, Enermax is giving you a lot of case for not a lot of money. The biggest issue we had with this case is the lack of space for enthusiast hardware configurations that are "big.
Summary: Enermax is pushing a new budget-minded PC case into the market soon and today we cover what it will bring to the table in terms of enthusiast needs. The Hoplite ST is a small package carries with it a feature rich enthusiast package for a $70 MSRP chassis but how does all of this unit perform when...
Summary: The Enermax Hoplite ST is a good mainstream case. Some competing products, such as the
, offer more places for installing fans, but the Hoplite ST’s advantage is its three-speed fan controller. Its plastic parts could be of a better quality, but at this price range, we can’t complain.
Summary: The Hoplite is a very solid chassis from Enermax - which may be surprising for some. While the exterior is cause for some concern in terms of construction quality the case scores big with the cool looks and well engineered interior design.
Pros: Well designed front with flop open bars for easy installation of 5.25 inch drives, LED VEGAS Fan for plenty of lighting customization, Two hot-swap HDD bays with high-quality PCB, Plenty of space for large CPU coolers, 240 mm radiator should fit into ceiling, Plenty of space for fans above the ca...
Cons: Plastic feels flimsy, HDD dock not really there - it is just a connector, Large opening in side panel means that noise is hard to keep within the case, Small openings in the mainboard tray for cable management, Tight space between mainboard tray and side panel. Tough for cable management, Only tw...
Summary: At CeBIT 2011 Enermax already showed us some insights in their latest case designs. Sporting their infamous Vegas fan as a real show stopper. For those that don't know the Vegas fan. Think Las Vegas, think loads of Neon lights, think flashing in all sort of ways to illminate the skyline.
Excerpt: From the outside, the Enermax Hoplite doesn’t really stand out. Its generic industrial look has been done before, and better—it owes a lot to Cooler Master’s HAF series, by way of example. What it lacks in the looks department, however, it makes up for with ease of use.
Pros: Cool LEDs and removable dust filter on front fan.
Cons: Industrial look doesn’t really work for us; no side window; flimsy top-panel SATA dock.
Summary: The Enermax Hoplite comes with an impressive number of drive bays for a mid-tower case, and is a nice option if you want the convenience of having external access to some of your hard drives or SSDs.
Summary: Das Enermax Hoplite ist ein gutes Gehäuse, aber noch weit von der Perfektion entfernt. Während das grundlegende Design sicherlich viele Käufer ansprechen dürfte, so sind es doch die technischen Feinheiten hier und da, die negativ auffallen.
Conclusion: Enermax zeigt beim Hoplite ST schönes Design, aktuelle Technik, saubere Verarbeitung, vernünftige Ausstattung sowie ein gutes Kabelmanagement – und bleibt dabei immer noch bei moderaten Anschaffungskosten.