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Enermax Hoplite ST Gaming Tower Review

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Enermax Hoplite ST Gaming Tower Review

Introduction

Enermax once again called on us to review their newest case in the market. The case we will be taking a look at today will be the recently released Hoplite ST gaming chassis. This new case shares its name with another case from Enermax which was simply called Hoplite. The new ST version sports a new front fascia design and some new features making it ideal for those that want to move out of their dated case and into something more modern.

The Hoplite ST is perfect for a gamer and enthusiast that wants a gaming style tower but not looking to go overboard with the theme or design. Made with a generous amount of mesh and plastic, the Hoplite fits a gamers' need but does it in a more simplistic form. It also addresses what a typical gamer needs in their build such as plenty of space for drives, clearance for long graphic cards and standard ATX motherboards.

Enermax’s take on the Hoplite ST

Hoplite ST boasts greatly generous space to accommodate 286mm length VGA cards, and up to 403mm with the removal of the removable cage. The chassis comes with four 5.25” and six 3.5” drive bays, totally tool-less. The six 3.5” drive bay trays are compatible with 2.5” SSD/HDD!

For smart cable routing, this chassis reserves a room of 2cm wide between the MB tray and side panel, with cut-outs and rubber grommets on the tray for better arrangement.

The chassis offers 5 fan slots with one pre-installed 12cm fan in back and another 12cm LED fan in front. The main side panel has room for installing two fans to provide additional airflow for CPU and VGA. Furthermore, the embedded acrylic window provides clear view to show interior components. Together with the front and top mesh structure, HOPLITE ST creates an ideal cooling environment to host your devices.

In addition, it is equipped with 3 USB ports, including one USB3.0. It also has a SATA HDD dock with protective cover to prevent dust accumulation.