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Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case

( 4.3 Average / 15 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Enermax

Part #

ECA3253-BW

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Color

Black/White

Includes Power Supply

No

External 3.5" Bays

1

External 5.25" Bays

4

Internal 3.5" Bays

5

Motherboard Compatibility

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

Yes

Maximum Video Card Length

11.26" (286mm) With Drive Cages
16.26" (413mm) Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

18.90" x 7.83" x 18.07"

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Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
SuperBiiz $46.99 $46.99+
Newegg $44.99 +$5.99 s/h In stock $50.98

Price History (Excluding Tax & Combo Deals) History:

Reviews

This case was fantastic to work with. The quick connections for the HD and optical dive is a huge plus.

from completed build 14 Year Old's First Build

Pretty decent case. Cable management is a bit tricky in it \, you really have to push the cords against the wall in this one. But you DEFINITELY get what you pay for with this. One of the only cases under $50 with a side panel window and 5 1/4" bays.

from completed build Budget Pump. New & Up-gradable.

Pros: good cable managment, decent size, removable hdd cage for longer graphics cards, came with psu air filter, came with 1 fan, came with long zip ties and velcro wire ties, quick release for drive bays, good build quality/nicely structured, good airflow, capacity to hold 7 fans, side window, a 3.0 header and THE PRICE.

Cons: blue led for power indicator is really bright where it lights up the ceiling (not a big deal for me, but concerning for others), wish the front part had more grills for more airflow to go in, it only came with 1 fan, the top part grill of the case has big holes which will allow lots of dust and other material to get in easy (i placed the stock fun on top, so I think that stopped most dust from getting in), the window has 2 diffrent kind of vents designs and the windows also has these 8 silver bolts that protrude outwards and it looks un appealing to me.

I give it 5 stars for the price, it was described as it said it was, the shipping/ handeling was excellent, the price again, and the cons were mainly preferences.

This case is fantastic! There is so much room inside for cable management and the air flow is incredible. There are spots for up to 6 case fans and a ton of drive space for future upgrades. The drive bays are all tool-less, meaning that you won't have to worry about tiny screws for your HDD or optical drive. Also, the windowed side shows off your PC's guts in all their glory!

I only found two downsides to this case, and neither are worth taking off a star. First, the hole for the motherboard power cable was blocked by my motherboard. It wasn't a big deal though; I was able to run the power cable over the top. But it's something to keep in mind during a build. If possible, run the power cable through the back before installing your motherboard. Second, since there is so much venting, the guts can get a little dusty without proper fans and airflow.

I would definitely recommend this case. It's big enough to upgrade down the road, but it will look great on your desk (or next to your TV) in the meantime.