Cool, quiet or a mix of the two from Enermax's new ATX enclosure
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 12, 2018 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: enermax, EQUILENCE, atx, tempered glass
You have a bit of choice with the EQUILANCE, it can be configured for silent running or you can remove some of the features which reduce noise to increase cooling. For instance the top of the case features a magnetically attached foam dampener which could be removed to allow you to install three 120mm or two 140mm fan or up to a 360mm radiator. The front offers a similar choice, with space for three 120mm fans or up to a 360mm radiator, though the latter will require removal of the PSU shroud. The side panel is made of 4mm thick tempered glass mounted with four rubber-surrounded screws to ensure no noise escapes from there.
[H]ard|OCP tested the case in it's default configuration, all dampening material installed and two 120mm fans in the front with a single 140mm exhaust in the rear and saw very good temperatures, which can only improve if you add more cooling.
"The Enermax EQUILENCE comes with a lot of promises, mostly that it is silent. In our experiences however, "silent" cases are usually hotter on your hardware. Enermax has looked to figure that out while giving us an unassuming looking case that has tons of cooling options and features built into a very workable form factor."
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