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Enermax Hoplite Review

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sakzzz 29th July 2011, 08:10 Quote
Published at 8 in the morning ! Thats dedication...
V3ctor 29th July 2011, 08:23 Quote
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Published at 8 in the morning ! Thats dedication...

+1 :D

And I don't like the exterior at all... What's up these days? All cases have lots of ugliness in them... Where are the simple and beautiful designs?
faugusztin 29th July 2011, 08:26 Quote
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And I don't like the exterior at all... What's up these days? All cases have lots of ugliness in them... Where are the simple and beautiful designs?

Because it is a GAMER CASE. I don't really know what is that intended to mean, but that is what it is, so it must be cool, no ?

Simple desings are left for Fractal Design, Corsair (Obsidian Series) and Lian Li.

PS: And Hoplite looks horrible. But at least a bit better than the horrible Antec Dark Fleet or Lanboy Air.
SlowMotionSuicide 29th July 2011, 08:28 Quote
So...

Butt-ugly like HAF, only it doesn't have half the performance.
Jack_Pepsi 29th July 2011, 08:51 Quote
:(

Ugly case is ugly.
tonyd223 29th July 2011, 09:13 Quote
ugliest? Haf 932 amd edition in pimp red - shivers
tonyd223 29th July 2011, 09:18 Quote
oh, and I find it kinda silly that cases this big still exist, when pc's are getting more power efficient, trend toward more feature packed, smaller mobo's, 2.5" ssd's, even opticals are becoming redundant (Apple), so why the big cases?
MaverickWill 29th July 2011, 10:30 Quote
I know you're probably sick of hearing it, guys, but can we have some consistency with the scoring here? A 21/30 for cooling isn't reflective of bottom-table. There's even a note in the conclusion about the R3 being much better for cooling, but that got a 7/10, which, if my maths serves me correctly, is identical! The Bitfenix Survivor only does slightly worse, and gets a 5 - so 15/30. Maybe it might be worth coming up with a formula to apply to convert delta T to points?
blinkieleblind 29th July 2011, 10:31 Quote
"it’s relatively good looking"

lol
faugusztin 29th July 2011, 10:46 Quote
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"it’s relatively good looking"

lol

In his defense, he said relatively. Relative to the cardboard box, it is relatively good looking PC case. :D
aLtikal 29th July 2011, 11:13 Quote
Why do I seem to get the impression BT are afraid of giving anything a bad score? Agreed with MaverickWill's comment.
V3ctor 29th July 2011, 12:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
Because it is a GAMER CASE. I don't really know what is that intended to mean, but that is what it is, so it must be cool, no ?

It's one of the ugliest GAMER CASES I ever saw... And Enermax is such a nice brand, they should hire better designers/engineers
Bloody_Pete 29th July 2011, 12:17 Quote
I wish people would stop complaining about industrial styled cases, it's all these comments are full of. I like the looks of cases like these, and I think the 'stylish' cases look dull and boring. If you don't like it, don't buy it, noone cares if you do or not so STFU!
V3ctor 29th July 2011, 13:44 Quote
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I wish people would stop complaining about industrial styled cases, it's all these comments are full of. I like the looks of cases like these, and I think the 'stylish' cases look dull and boring. If you don't like it, don't buy it, noone cares if you do or not so STFU!

You have the right to have your opinion, and so is everyone else... respect others...
kzinti1 29th July 2011, 21:32 Quote
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Why do I seem to get the impression BT are afraid of giving anything a bad score? Agreed with MaverickWill's comment.

Simple. Give the proper review rating and there are no more freebies for the reviewer. No press passes, either.
It's rather obvious that Enermax doesn't actually test these things properly, or at all, before going to full production. There are hundreds of thousands of users that would be more than happy to test products like this and tell the manufacturer what they've done terribly wrong and also terribly right. Take the testing out of the hands of the button pushing CAD artists and put it in the hands of people that actually build and use custom computers. Hell, just randomly choose registered users of your products and let them test your new designs before you go into full production. You can't get much more cost effective than that!
Make the tops of these cases completely flat for the growing number of us watercoolers. That's become the 1st thing I look at in a new case. And give us some more space behind the right side panel for the wiring that needs to go through after being routed through all those nice routing holes. Even my Corsair 700D doesn't really have enough room there. Another half inch and it would've been perfect. The same could be said of every other case.
anotherusername 30th July 2011, 00:07 Quote
I'm not sure there is much point talking about how ugly or otherwise a case is in a review - it's obvious that different people have different tastes. We can decide for ourselves how much we like it based on the pictures. Having said that, it's still worth pointing out things like materials used/paint texture etc as that doesn't always show clearly.

Another agreement from me re:MaverickWill's comment. I thought bit-tech was better than most sites for not having 50%=really poor despite claiming that it means average in score guide. I would be interested to hear how the cooling score is calculated.
Elton 30th July 2011, 01:12 Quote
The only case thus far that i've been able to route cables properly was the HAF series and perhaps a few Lian Li cases, but the truth the matter is, if you want proper cable routing you need an excessively wide case.
Bloody_Pete 30th July 2011, 01:31 Quote
Elysium does it well as it has a 25mm gap for a fan behine the motherboard... HAF 932 was good though, massively expanded rear pannel...
Elton 30th July 2011, 01:54 Quote
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Elysium does it well as it has a 25mm gap for a fan behine the motherboard... HAF 932 was good though, massively expanded rear pannel...

Being the proud owner of a HAF I can say that it is indeed monstrous. The only downside is that it's particularily unsightly and that the insides of mine aren't painted.
Bloody_Pete 30th July 2011, 02:45 Quote
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Being the proud owner of a HAF I can say that it is indeed monstrous. The only downside is that it's particularily unsightly and that the insides of mine aren't painted.

Small compared to the Elysium :P
Elton 30th July 2011, 03:54 Quote
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Small compared to the Elysium :P

Someone got a case of compensation? :D

Just kidding, after getting used to the HAF (which is still stand by it's hideousness), I really wish I had gotten the sleek ATCS840 instead though.
Bloody_Pete 30th July 2011, 03:58 Quote
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Someone got a case of compensation? :D

Just kidding, after getting used to the HAF (which is still stand by it's hideousness), I really wish I had gotten the sleek ATCS840 instead though.

I though the same thing for ages too...
Elton 30th July 2011, 05:35 Quote
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I though the same thing for ages too...

Which part the compensation part? :D

As for the ATCS part, well I had enough cash, and it decided to go poof. :(
Bloody_Pete 30th July 2011, 06:00 Quote
Nah, I needed it to space out my watercooling to make it all pretty :)
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