Enermax Intros Spacious Thormax GT PC Enclosure

With its latest case, the Thormax GT, Enermax brings ample space for hardware in combination with extravagant looks.

The Thormax GT is a full-tower chassis capable of housing up to E-ATX size motherboards along with up to four 360 mm dual-slot graphics cards, or if you remove the hard drive bays, graphics cards up to (an unnecessarily long) 490 mm.

The case has room for up to four 5.25" optical drives, along with five 3.5" or 2.5" drives. Included with the case is an adapter that allows you to place two 2.5" drives and a 3.5" drive in a single optical drive slot, and there is room for one additional 2.5" drive behind the motherboard tray.

Airflow in the case is provided by front and side 180 mm or 200 mm fans (with two 180 mm Vegas Blue LED fans pre-installed), a rear 120 mm or 140 mm fan (with a 120 mm Twister Bearing fan pre-installed), three top 120 mm fans (with support for 360 mm radiators), and two bottom 120 mm fans.

Front I/O on the case is also extensive, consisting of two USB 3.0 ports, a shocking four USB 2.0 ports, the usual pair of HD audio jacks, and power and reset switches; it's topped off with a four-speed fan controller.

­The case also comes with a magnetic headphone-holding hook, an acrylic side window, 360-degree rotating feet, and a rear case handle that frankly  doesn't look all that strong.

All things considered, aside from being slightly behind the times with the four 5.25" optical drive bays, the case also seems to have a bit of an identity crisis: it might be designed to house an enthusiasts' hardware, but we're not sure whether it's styled to that same audience.

Enermax priced the case at $159, with availability slated for mid-October.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Wow, that's cheap for a case with all that functionality. However, it's so big that only the heavy computer enthusiasts/overclockers will be buying this case.
  • xchoice
    I see a HAF with frontal window instead of mesh....
  • EasyLover
    Side view of the case immediately brought the HAF X case from CM in my mind. Full Tower Case in this price, it is a decent choice.