Enermax Fulmo GT Review

Up Close: Exterior

Enermax Fulmo GT

 

Up Close:  Exterior

Safely home and the potty mouthed rantings of my wife a distant memory it's time to take a closer look at the Fulmo GT.  Packaging wise it's your standard cardboard carton with dense polystyrene blocks supporting and cushioning the case inside.  Apparently the package did receive a few knocks on it's way into the boot, but with no damage done to the contents, the packaging has done it's job and protected the contents

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Starting with the sides the first thing we notice is that the Fulmo GT has a meshed side panel rather than a window.  I'm a big fan of side windows but not really keen on windows with fan vents cut into them as they tend to make the whole thing look messy, so the mesh is a nice compromise as it lets you see the goodies inside while at the same time it looks clean and simple  The opposite side panel has a small Hex mesh cut out and although not supplied this area is able to accomodate either a 90mm or 120mm fan to aid cooling to the reverse of the motherboard and primary CPU area.

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Returning to the left hand panel we can see it comes pre fitted with two 180mm Enermax Vegas Blue LED fans.  If you want to fit additional cooling this panel can accommodate another two 180mm fans.  Both panels are secured by two knurled thumb bolts and are of the push-slide forward and secure type.

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With the exception of the 5.25" drive bay area the rest of the top and front of the case is finished in a rather nice fine mesh.  When I first saw pictures of this case I thought it had a honey comb plastic layer behind the mesh and as result I thought it looked a bit cheap.  In the flesh however all becomes clear.  The Honey comb is actually embossed into the mesh from behind so as to give a textured feel and look.

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The front I/O and control panel area is situated on the front edge of the top of the case.  The panel is resplendent with no less than 4 USB-3 ports, along with the usual array of audio jack points, eSATA power and reset buttons.   If you're using a mobo that doesn't support USB don't worry as Enermax have supplied a USB adapter, allowing you to use your Motherboards USB2 headers.  The panel also houses the fan controller and fan lighting controls.  Located immediately behind the Front I/O panel is a sloping drive dock, able to accept both 3.5" and 2.5" drives.  Although there's no sliding cover the contacts are protected by a removable small rubber dust cover.

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The rear of the case is also finished in the same satin black as the interior and has 7 rubber grommeted access holes.  In the left hand picture we can also see the blanking plate which is removable should you wish to place your psu in the roof location. 

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Most Recent Comments

11-01-2012, 05:56:59

Solidarity
To question the looks of this case simply because it resembles another would be a bit like saying "yeah his girlfriend is attractive, but she looks a little bit too much like Claudia Schiffer don't you think?"

This part of the review reminded me a lot of Jeremy Clarkson reviewing the Jag XK. Anyway, the first thing the case reminded me of was the CM690, only with rubber gromets inside.Quote

11-01-2012, 06:03:48

SieB
Good review and it looks like a decent case.

I have a 690 II ADV sitting right next to me though and damn they are almost identical in looks. The Fulmo GT does improve on the looks though and it is obviously bigger and has better features and options.Quote

11-01-2012, 06:32:11

sources95
Ive been waiting for tom to rip this case apart awsome review as per usual.Quote

11-01-2012, 06:49:04

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by sources95 View Post

Ive been waiting for tom to rip this case apart awsome review as per usual.
G-dubs did this review dude not me Quote

11-01-2012, 06:55:34

nothingspecial
Price is the killer for me. If it was around the £100 mark I could cope with modding the bits I didn't like, but at £180 it doesn't even get a look in.

From yet another 690II owner. And it's a white one, thanks to Snow Drift Quote
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