Enermax Xpoint CS-528 Case Review

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Introduction

Enermax is a company that has been around a long time making PC power supply units, and great ones at that. It was only a year or two ago that they delved into making PC cases, mostly aimed at the enthusiast market. This time up at the ‘Shop we’ve got an Enermax Xpoint CS-528 case on the reviewing bench. This is a lower-end case, with a price of about $70-$80, depending on where you buy it from, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is lacking in features. We will take a look at all the good, bad, and weird characteristics of the case in this review. Let’s take a look at some of the selling points of the case:

Features

– ATX compliant case
– 300W Enermax ATX Power supply
– 4x 5.25″ Drive Bays
– 6x 3.5″ Drive bays (1 exposed)
– X-shaped window with blue LED Fan
– 2x Front USB 2.0 & Audio In/Out jacks
– Crystal bay cover w/ultra-bright blue LED

Not a bad list of features for a budget minded case, lets check it out (as always, click on a picture to see the larger version):


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This is all the usual stuff. The box has all the info about the case, and does a very good job of protecting the case from shipping hazards. I didn’t find any damage on the case when I received it, which is a good thing. The case also comes with a box that holds screws, the PC speaker, and the instruction sheet for connecting the USB and audio headers on the front of the case to the motherboard.

Now lets take her out of the box and see how she looks.