Enermax Coenus ATX Mid-Tower Case Review

Enermax marches on in its war against the "plain old" ATX computer case. Today we have a chassis that is fit for a king, Alexander the Great to be specific. This case has bottom draft cooling leading its "advanced cooling system," along with a fine feature list. Alexander was undefeated in battle, will Enermax retain that legacy?

Who among you isn't familiar with the Enermax brand? The company, known the world over for its impressive line of power supplies (a long time favorite here at [H]ard|OCP), also features a full line of coolers and computer cases, the latter of which is what brings us here today.

Most of you will remember the last Enermax case evaluation we did here featured the Hoplite ST. According to the Greek definition of the word, the Hoplite was the "foot soldier" of the Enermax line. The subject of today's evaluation is the COENUS. All you history buffs out there will know that Coenus was the name of one of Alexander the Great's most trusted generals. Will the Coenus live up to its legendary name? I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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Enermax Technology Corporation was founded in1990 by a group of young professional, enthusiastic, and high-tech oriented people in Taiwan . The Enermax founders left high-profile positions from prestigious computer firms, bringing over 10 years of professional experiences to our own.

Now, Enermax is engaged in developing more powerful types of products to serve customers in the future. To provide efficient coordination, after sales services and technical support to customers is our primary purpose. The Enermax R&D department is proud of its strong engineering background. We focus on developing new products for both potential and existing markets. We also emphasize on new product types, product functions, design and quality. Each year, we release an average of 4 new series of products. Our R&D equipments are sourced both locally and imported from Japan. Based on our product development procedure, we have developed a team of experts to ensure that our products are manufactured to the most rigorous and highest standards imposed by the industry.

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Product Packaging

The Enermax Coenus was shipped in its bare product packaging. The box itself is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with a row of dual staples along the seams. The overall measurements are 22"H x 21.5"L x 11"W.

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Enermax has once again skipped the flashy packaging, instead opting for a simple black printed outline of the case on the plain cardboard packaging. The way Enermax incorporated the helmet and shield into the Coenus logo is a nice touch too. The outside of the box also features basic product information and a list of specifications. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by thick styrofoam inserts.

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The box arrived in fantastic shape. Other than a few minor wear marks, the packaging showed no signs of damage. Once again, the product packaging did its job well by protecting the case and contents from damage during shipping.