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Conclusions

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.

Strong Points

  • The 5.25” bay covers are meshed featuring air filters
  • Air filters for the front and top fans
  • One 3.5”/2.5” hard drive/SSD docking bay
  • Two external 3.5”/2.5” bays with hot-swap connectors
  • Supports up to five 2.5” devices
  • Holes with rubber covers for liquid cooling solutions
  • A hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler
  • Holes for routing cables behind the motherboard tray
  • Vented slot covers
  • Sturdy construction

Weak Points

  • No thumbscrews for fastening expansion cards
  • No tool-less installation mechanisms for the hard drives/SSDs
  • No air filter for the optional side fans
  • It could be a little bit cheaper
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