The Front Panel

As you can see in Figure 5, the Enermax SpineRex has 11 5.25” bays, all featuring meshed covers with air filters. The case comes with two hard drive cages, each one using three 5.25” bays. So, if you use the case’s default configuration, you will have five 5.25” bays available. To have access to the 5.25” bays you have to “open” the two edges of the front panel. See Figure 6.

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 5: Front panel

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 6: Front panel “opened”

At its default configuration, the SpineRex comes with two 120 mm “VEGAS” fans installed in front of each hard drive cage, but the fans aren’t attached to the hard drive cages, so you can move these fans and the cages independently. The fans use three-pin power connectors and come with adapters if you want to install them directly on the power supply, and have 13 different operation modes, which are selected by pressing a switch (the two rectangular black objects seen on the left side in Figure 7). These fans have red and blue LEDs. We made a short video of these fans in action. See below.

Enermax SpineRex caseFigure 7: Front fans


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.