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Enermax Phoenix Review
By: Mike Mackenzie
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    2007-03-05

    Table of Contents:
  • Enermax Phoenix Review
  • Specifications
  • Installation
  • Using the Phoenix

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    Enermax Phoenix Review - Specifications


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    • 3.0mm diamond-cut and hair-brushed aluminum.
    • First micro dust filter removable at front.
    • 2 aluminum CD-ROM flip covers integrated.
    • 2 x USB, audio I/O on top for the easiest access.
    • Tool-free drive bays and removable HDD cage.
    • 12cm fan slots in front and rear for silent cooling.
    • Next generation external SATA port on top (optional).
    • Intel CAG v1.1 Air Duct(ECA3090, ECA3091).
    • 12cm blue LED fan in front included (ECA3090, ECA3091).
    • See-through side panel (ECA3091).
    • 25cm monster fan with airflow direction change for supreme cooling (ECA3092).

    Type

    Mid Tower ATX 

    Dimensions

    D490xW200XH455mm 

    Material

    SECC

    Drive Bays

    5.25" 5 Exposed
    3.5"   5 (1 exposed/4 hidden)

    Motherboard

    Standard P4 ATX (12" x 9.6") 

    Micro ATX

    (9.6" x 9.6") 

    Power Supply

    PS2

    Front I/O

    1x e-SATA, 2x USB 2.0, Audio I/O 

    Cooling Fan

    Front 120/90/80 mm (optional)
    Rear 120/90/80 mm (optional)
    Side 250mm monster fan with reversible switch 

    Expansion slots

    7

    Details of the Phoenix





    Taking a closer look at the Phoenix, a blind man will be able to recognize the attention to detail. First we're taking a look at the front bezel. Constructed from aluminum, it is actually a three piece design. One piece is the bezel itself; additional pieces are the hair brushed, diamond cut aluminum blades. Oddly enough the entire bezel is not aluminum -- it's actually firmly secured to a plastic bezel underneath. You would never know it though.

    Enermax has designed a fan duct in the front of the chassis. The edges of the bezel have been diamond cut and show a silver ring around the front of the chassis. One of the other features I noticed was the integrated stealth optical drive covers, very different from some chassis I've had that did not have an adjustable piece to hit the button on the drive. This is another small detail that is easily overlooked.



    Of course I have to mention the fan. If you don't know what fan I'm talking about you must be blind. It's huge. Enermax installed a massive 250mm fan on the side panel. The fan has a custom grill and control switch which can make the fan  ventilate, exhaust, or turn it off. It also has a very long power connector to get to hidden Molex connectors. The attention to detail just continues throughout the chassis.

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