Enermax Shows Off Fulmo ST PC Case

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edogawa

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"It is designed with the interests of enthusiasts in mind"

I don't think this is a case an enthusiast would choose. Definitely not one of these cases with so many better ones already out there.
 

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Is it really necessary to continue the reliance on LED lighting for case design? Not everyone wants a room lit up with various color lights when they turn on their PC. How about removing the LEDs and actually designing a quite case with aesthetically pleasing features?
 

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[citation][nom]slomo4sho[/nom]Is it really necessary to continue the reliance on LED lighting for case design? Not everyone wants a room lit up with various color lights when they turn on their PC. How about removing the LEDs and actually designing a quite case with aesthetically pleasing features?[/citation]
Well, LEDs in cases are from fans. Which takes a button to turn on or off. For quite cases, it is a trade off with air flow since, again, the majority of noise from a computer is from fans. Aesthetically pleasing features is an opinion. One might find a case ugly, others might find it pleasing.
 

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Other than the side-panel window, they look a lot like the CoolerMaster CM-690 II with one 5-1/4" drive bay removed so an additional front fan fits, along with some different plastic moldings.

ikyung: Keep in mind that not all LED case fans have the option to be turned off. Honestly, only some of them do. It requires the LEDs within the fan assembly be wired independently of the 3- or 4-pin header, and have an on/off switch.
 
[citation][nom]slomo4sho[/nom]Is it really necessary to continue the reliance on LED lighting for case design? Not everyone wants a room lit up with various color lights when they turn on their PC. How about removing the LEDs and actually designing a quite case with aesthetically pleasing features?[/citation]

Most buyers probably want the LED cases fans. For those who don't, you have the option to buy a case that doesn't have them. Why are you complaining just because this product doesn't specifically cater to your desires? Not everyone will want what you want.

I see no reason for this case to not be quiet just because of LEDs and even a side window.
 

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[citation][nom]blazorthon[/nom]I see no reason for this case to not be quiet just because of LEDs and even a side window.[/citation]
Blazorthon, it's not the LED fans or the side-window that really matters. What matters is the full-mesh front-panel. Most cases that have a full-mesh front-panel (and likely top-panel, too) tend to let every little noise within the case right out into the open.

As a CM-690 owner, which is a full-mesh front- and top-panel case, I can definitely attest to hearing nearly every bit of noise emitted by devices (especially fans) from inside the case. Just about any fan, and I've tried 7 different models from CM, Antec, Xigmatec, Scythe, and Enermax, that spins at or above 1200rpm can be heard, even with the case under the desk. Even the factory 1000rpm/40CFM CoolerMaster fans are audible. And any video card with a "squirrel-cage" blower on it can become downright annoying at 3000rpm or higher. Mesh rarely manages to even muffle sound - it certainly doesn't stop it.

In comparison, my Fractal Define R4 is a freakin' quiet case. Even with four 140mm fans (2x Fractal Silent Series R2's and 2x BitFenix Sceptre Pro's) cranked-up to max rpm, they can't be heard.
 

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[citation][nom]edogawa[/nom]"It is designed with the interests of enthusiasts in mind"I don't think this is a case an enthusiast would choose. Definitely not one of these cases with so many better ones already out there.[/citation]

i like it, the aesthetics are certainly much better than 90% of those 'other cases' you're referring to IMO.

[citation][nom]slomo4sho[/nom]Is it really necessary to continue the reliance on LED lighting for case design? Not everyone wants a room lit up with various color lights when they turn on their PC. How about removing the LEDs and actually designing a quite case with aesthetically pleasing features?[/citation]

the case also has a switch to turn the LED's on and off, as well as a built in fan controller.
i guess you don't know how to read? time for the ridilin your ADHD is kicking in?
 


That seems like an issue that's easily rectified by not using video cards with crappy coolers. I'd never get something with such a high RPM that the noise bothers me if I could avoid it and I see no reason why you couldn't since there are oftentimes video cards with excellent coolers for around the same prices as the reference or near-reference models.

A full mesh front may not muffle sound much, but that sound is easily managed by not using very loud components and a fll-mesh front most certainly could give higher positive air flow with fewer eddies and such in the air flow than relying on other fans on the sides, bottom, and/or top for intake IMO.
 
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