The SpineRex is the latest case from Enermax, featuring a huge “250 mm” fan on its left-side panel (which is actually a 220 mm device) and two “VEGAS” fans on its front panel. Let’s check it out.

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 1: Enermax SpineRex case

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 2: Enermax SpineRex case

As mentioned, the left-side panel comes with a huge fan that is advertised by Enermax as being a “250 mm” model. However, 250 mm is the distance between the mounting holes of the fan; the fan actually measures 220 mm. We wonder when someone will step up and do something about this lack of fan size standardization among case and fan manufacturers. The model is a Power Cooler PS223012MM-L, a brand that belongs to Enermax, and from the part number you can clearly see that it is, in fact, a 220 mm model. This fan uses a standard peripheral power connector and comes with an analog speed controller and a switch for you to choose the color of the LEDs, blue or red. See Figure 4. The whole mesh of the side panel is protected with an air filter, which is great.

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 3: The left-side panel

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 4: Fan controller

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.