Introduction


Quick Look
Enermax Sea Hawk The Good


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+ Integrated LCD temperature display and fan control
+ Brushed finish
+ 0.7mm SGCC Steel
+ Clean and simple look
+ Tool-less side and front panel
The Bad
- No removable motherboard tray
- Not completely tool-less design
- Many sharp edges

The Enermax name is known throughout the industry and it's all due to the company's quality products. With about 14 years of experience in its hands, Enermax has acquired the knowledge and experience to design and manufacture these quality products and build on that well-known name. It has an extensive line of products ranging from power supplies, USB hard drive enclosures, hot swap RAID solutions, and, you guessed it, server and desktop cases.

Enermax currently has about 26 desktop and server cases in its line up, each directed towards various tastes and needs. One of Enermax's products, the Sea Hawk, will most likely appeal to those who prefer things to be simple and easy to work with.

We checked out a sample of the Sea Hawk to see how uncomplicated of a product it is. Take a look at what we found...

More information is available on the Sea Hawk at Enermax's website.

External Design
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  • Zepper - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    the 1018x series is totally different from this series - in a whole other league of quality. Way overpriced for .7 SGCC (recycled tin can metal - not quality steel) case. I can't imagine why there wasn't more mention of the flimsiness of the metal except re. the drive bay ears.
    . I wouldn't buy it on a bet. Equal quality can be had from a lot of 3rd and 4th string case makers for half the price and including a PSU.
    .bh.
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  • Mday - Sunday, August 15, 2004 - link

    You know, I have been wondering why certain non-core reviews by anandtech refer to the name on the box as the actual manufacturer of the item.

    We all know Enermax didnt design this case. And the same can be said of that case Zirconium has (which I have also).
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  • Zirconium - Sunday, August 15, 2004 - link

    I got the Enermax CS-10181 case. It is a very nice case - plain looking, but extremely functional. I can't comment on this one because I don't actually own it, but I'd look favorable on this one since it probably shares some features with my case. Reply
  • val - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    window (shape of flower) on side... for sure :-)
    Val
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  • val - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    I Have older Enermax case, with window on front, Enermax power supply and one case fan, I am satisfied with those products for over 2 years now. With power supply in range bellow 100USD is no other option, but also overall Enermax quality is highly bigger than price difference.
    Val
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  • TrogdorJW - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    *MUCH* nicer looking case, IMO. Unfortunately, it just doesn't sound like it's really worth the cost. $65 for a case without PSU? If you're spending $65 without getting a PSU (and here at least we could get a relatively decent PSU, since Enermax is one of the better PSU manufacturers), I would think there are better options. By the time you factor in a decent PSU, you're looking at about $120.

    And the front lights are still a bit too bling-bling for my taste. But hey - to each his own. I still haven't heard of any nice cases (i.e. not gaudy) with 120mm fans other than the Antec models. Which is why I keep getting Antecs. Is there no other decent option? :p
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  • sprockkets - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    This case is used in a lot of different designs, yet is the same on the inside. I've built two, one that was aluminum and one that was steel. One had a front 120mm or 80mm fan holder, both had a fan on the side, and one had the 2 fan holders in the back while one used a fan duct system. Good points to mention is the fact that the HDD are right in front of a fan for good cooling, plus there is room for four. Those pin out headers are annoying, but if they weren't that way then it wouldn't work for all the different pinout styles.

    Although the InWin cases are sturdier, the ventilation on most of these, with the expansion capabilities and still being good on style make these a good choice for ATX cases, especially for the cost.
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  • Thoreau - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    w00t!! Finally, a case that doesn't totally suck the life out of installed components! =) Reply

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