Inside the Enermax Hoplite

Both panels of the Hoplite are fastened to the case using black thumbscrews, which is nice to see. The motherboard tray has a big hole around the area where the CPU is installed, allowing access to the backplate of the CPU cooler, so you can replace the cooler without having to remove the motherboard. The motherboard tray also has several holes for you to route cables behind it (most protected by rubber covers), and lots of metallic clips for you to fasten cables using cable ties. The motherboard tray has an opening behind the hard disk drive cage, making it easy to route and hide the hard drive cables.

Enermax Hoplite caseFigure 12: Overall look

Enermax Hoplite caseFigure 13: A view behind the motherboard tray

In Figure 14, you have another overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened to the case using regular screws, but at least the screws that come with the case are black. The Hoplite supports video cards up to 12.4” (315 mm) long and CPU coolers up to 7” (178 mm) tall.

Enermax Hoplite caseFigure 14: Overall look

Note that the power supply can be installed with either its bottom fan facing up or facing down, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. As mentioned before, the case comes with an air filter for the power supply fan, located outside the case.

Enermax Hoplite caseFigure 15: Power supply compartment

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