Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case

Written by Fred Hunt

March 7, 2006 | 19:15

Tags: #120mm #6600gt #92mm #case #extreme #fans #firewire #gamers #intel-p4ee #plastic #power-supply #psu #review #steel #usb

Companies: #corsair #enlight #gigabyte

Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case review

What's inside?

The Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case comes without a PSU, and is fitted with three 92mm fans; front, rear and top. Overall the paint finish is attractive, but lacks attention to detail. The carrying handle on the top that also functions as a top vent is useful and makes one-handed PC moving a breeze. As a whole the case feels quite solid, notwithstanding the plastic/steel mix. Its external dimensions are 490 x 190 x 480 mm and empty, it weighs in at 9.5kg.


Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out
As mentioned before, fitted to the top is an 8-in-1 card reader, which proves to be useful and is easy to access being positioned at the top of the case. There is no firewire port, which is unusual considering how easy including one in the design stage would be. Also included in the package are two keys for the front lock, a "Y" splitter to power the internal fans, a bag of screws, a CD with drivers for the card reader, a back plate, and a key ring!

One thing of note is that the screws appear to have been counted exactly. When fitting an ATX motherboard I found no extra motherboard stand offs, which could be a problem if you either misplace one or they are mis-counted at the factory (if any of you have built lots flat pack furniture you know how much better it is to have more screws than not enough).


Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out
Inside there are four screwless full-size bays and two screwless floppy size bays of which only one has a front accessible slot. The internal built quality is OK but there are a few "finger slicing" sharp edges, so be careful not to feel around blindly or you might end up leaving a little bit of yourself inside it. Also inside, secured by four screws, is a four-slot HDD cage, fitted with a 92mm fan. It's nice to see that Enlight has taken notice of the importance of keeping Hard Drives cool to increase MTBF and safeguard our all important data.


Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out Enlight Extreme Gamers PC Case Features Inside and Out
To continue on the screwless theme the card retaining clips are made of plastic and simply clip into place. Having tested them on quite a heavy graphics card the system clamps well onto the card, holding it solidly in place. If you have doubts there is always the option to use screws, as the threaded holes are present too.

I mentioned before that the bays had screwless rails to retain your drives - usefully though, there are screw holes too so if you want to ensure there is no play or movement when fitting your DVD drive for example, you can screw it firmly into place. A very useful option, especially considering some of the cheaper media can make higher speed drives vibrate noisily when retained by poorly fitting rails. Under testing our drive was held well by the rails without screws and didn't make any extra noise with any media we used in it, so you might not need to use screws.

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