Date: May 21th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Xoxide Modifications
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When it comes to modifying your computer case today, a great amount of time and hard work is needed. Some people just like to pull out their trusty dremel tool and hack away at there computer case and install various modifications like side windows, blowhole exhausts, etc. On the other hand we have the other computer crowd that like the look of a unique, modified computer, but just do not have the time or the handiness to go about a modification by themselves. In this situation, the only way for them to get a nice computer case is to have a friend do the work for them or buy a modified computer case from a company like Xoxide.
Xoxide was kind enough to provide us with a nice sample of their Enlight Breeze pre-modified computer case for us to review. This case is basically a a modified version of the Enlight EN7237 case with allot of extra features. Let's see what the modifications have to offer...
What features do you get with this modified case? Well, here is a concise list for you.. (Note: I will be going through the modifications primarily with this case, if you want more in-depth information on the actual Enlight EN7237 Base Case, the TECHZONE has a great review on it HERE.
- Oversized Lexan Side Window
- 2- 50cfm Sunon side Intake fans
- 1- 121cfm Dynatron Blowhole Exhaust
- 1- 28cfm Dynatron Rear Exhaust
- 1- 24cfm Generic Front Intake
- 273cfm of case airflow without power supply exhaust
- Switch control of the side intake and top blowhole exhaust with LED on/off indicator
- Great Looks!!
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & FEATURES
As in all the reviews that we do here at Tweaknews.net, a good set of product photos will tell good a thousand words more than what I could ever convey about this case..
I thought this photo would be a good starting shot. It reveals most of the features that this case contains. You can see the professional job done by Xoxide to have the side Lexan window installed properly. Nice clean work done =).
Included as an addition to the top blowhole exhaust and the side intakes is the front 28cfm 80mm front intake fan and the rear 80mm 28cfm exhaust fan. Just as a note, these fans are really quiet and are on all the time for ventilation even if the others are switched off.
Notice the professional installation of the fans and the and the anti-vibration rubber grommets on every fan.
Installed within the side window is a toggle switch which controls the operation of the side intakes and the top exhaust. Face it, under normal computing conditions, ALL the case fans are not needed. The front and back fans will allow for enough ventilation. Now, if you fire up a game of Quake 3, Unreal Tournament or any high CPU and/or video card stress inducing programs or games, adding 231 cfms of case ventilation is only a flick of a switch away.
If you will note the side intakes, the are placed really well. The top fan will supply some cool air directly to your CPU HSF combo and the bottom fan will supply a cool stream of air to your videocard. This is a GREAT feature especially if you have an overclocked system and videocard with perhaps some ramsinks on your videocard ram. And I tell you, does the extra ventilation ever get rid of the heat fast. But, I'll tell you a little more about that in the latter parts of the review.