15 Cases For Review

Enermax - CS-1018

The Enermax CS-1018.

Most of the time when we talk about Enermax, it is related to power supplies. Thus, it is easy to forget that Enermax offers a complete line of cases in addition to its variety of power supplies.

Some of the cases Enermax offers are handpicked by Enermax for redistribution by a variety of OEMs. Other times, Enermax works with an OEM to design a specific case that will meet Enermax's quality standards.

While you may be aware of some of Enermax's more popular offerings, such as the CS-3051 and CS-3061 (very popular cases at LAN parties we have attended), we suggested to Enermax that they might want to send us something different, unique, that many users had not seen before. (We receive a lot of emails requesting help finding unique cases that are less popular.) Enermax had just the case, and shipped us the CS-1018.

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Number Of Internal 3-½ Bays6
Number Of External 3-½ Bays2
Number Of External 5-¼ Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported7
Construction Material1.0mmSECCor Aluminum
Power Supply IncludedNone included in our review unit - Optional - Does support mini redundant power supply options
Special FeaturesOptional mini redundant power supply support, top-mounted USB 2.0, 1394, headphone, mic ports, washable front fan filters, swing away dual fan housing over motherboard, door and side panel key lock support
Size486 x 200 x 427 mm
Sample Case Provided Bywww.enermax.com.tw
Estimated Cost$149
Construction Quality Rating9
Overall Case Rating9

Inside the Enermax CS-1018.

Let's make this clear right up front: this case is targeted for server applications. However, workstation users with multiple drives in a RAID format can also benefit from a case like this. With that being said, this mid-tower case, which borders on the size of a full tower, is packed with features.