Originally published at: https://teksyndicate.com/bitfenix-enso-case-review-what-you-get-for-the-money/
The BitFenix Enso case gives you a lot of room for your build. It also has fancy RGB, tempered glass panel, and a compartmentalized PSU & HDD area. Watch the video.
Here are the specs:
||Steel │ Plastic │ Tempered Glass
||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX, E-ATX up to 272mm
|Maximum GPU Length
|Maximum CPU Cooler Height
|Expansion Slots (PCI-E)
|Front I/O Ports
||2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Audio/Mic
|2.5" Drive Bay
|3.5" Drive Bay
||2 (Usable as 2.5" bay)
||2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm
||2 x 120mm
||1 x 120mm Fan (Black)
||1 x 120mm Fan (Static RGB)
||1 x 240mm or 280mm (35mm thickness)
||1 x 120mm
||ATX & Standard / up to 160mm
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||210mm x 489mm x 454mm
GN slammed the Enso for its airflow in the front, the front fans only have air coming in from a small slot on the bottom of the case.
Thoughts on that?
To me that seems like a bad idea, especially for the types of people that put their PCs directly on carpet.
Just going to say we ran almost our entire benchmark suite with the reference Vega 56 in that case and it had very few issues. It’s not an optimal layout for airflow but it didn’t appear to be as starved as some other channels suggest.
A large number of these problems can be mitigated if you put a fan or two in the top as exhaust. Then it will force more air to displace and therefore more air will be sucked in through the front. It’s not the best solution, but the case was really not as bad as all these YouTubers are making it out to be… but hey, outrage gets hits.
Another things is that we used a Vega56 with the stock blower fan. So, that will be better in a case like this than the impeller fans will.
The comments on this video right now. <_<
Don’t read the comments, bad stuff there.
Not in the market for a PC case but if I was I’d probably stick to Fractal cases.