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Four 10-Slot Cases For Four-Way SLI, Tested And Reviewed

Building With The Enermax Fulmo GT

If you remember back to In Pictures: Four 10-Slot Cases For Your Super-Sized Build, the Fulmo reminded us of a pedestal server. Well, a set of wheels adds to that impression, while separately labeled screw packs simplify hardware installation.

The Fulmo GT’s ten hard drive trays support both 3.5” and 2.5” drives using included screws. Open tray tops, a slotted drive cage with spaces between trays, and a 180 mm intake fan improve drive cooling beyond some of the other enclosures we've seen.

A drop-down pin latch secures 5.25” external drives without screws, while a slide latch locks the drive latch in the closed position.

Two circuit boards connect fan LED and power cables to front-panel controllers. There are more LED connections than power connections, though. As such, it’s impossible to manually control the speed of all the included fans from the front-panel controller without using a three-pin splitter cable, which is not included.

Then again, we’re not even sure the fan speed controller is capable of supporting the added current of two fans connected to a three-pin splitter, since we only test cases using manufacturer-supplied parts. Since we weren’t able to adjust all fans simultaneously, we evaluated this case’s cooling potential using its highest fan speed setting.

Designed for gigantic HPTX motherboards, the Fulmo GT provides plenty of space around our fairly large XL-ATX motherboard. A second power supply bay above the board could just as easily provide space for a stacked pair of triple-fan radiators with six fans mounted in a push-pull configuration.

The LED controller allows the Enermax Fulmo GT to go from classy and understated to flashy and overstated at the push of a button. Apart from its enormous size, just one little switch totally changes this chassis' personality, suited it to home use and LAN parties.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.
  • tarekwm
    4 way sli is too damn excessive! but anyway nice builds
  • metallifux
    The enermax looks like a carbon copy of the CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced
  • de5_Roy
    damn those cases look huge, in a good way.
    i am pretty sure i could live in the top apartment compartment of the azza case. it has in built cooling, water supply if one is using water cooling, a bottom grill window and so on. ;D
  • joytech22
    I just wish I could find the Azza Fusion 4000. >:\

    I could really take advantage of the dual mobo feature.
    Just stick a i5-i7 Mini-ITX system in the top for thin clients, servers for gaming at lans etc..

    Then use the more powerful bottom system with a KVM switch and use whichever you want for whatever task you intend to perform. :)

    That's what I would do anyway.. I might get thumbed down but that's my use.
  • pro-gamer
    wow!!! azza 4000 is best solution for four way sli/cfx
  • ksampanna
    I know it's not a cpu/graphic card review, but come on ... 980X & 4 580s beg for performance numbers
  • Dacatak
    I would also love to see some benchmarks for those four 580s.
  • DRosencraft
    Does anyone actually know a place in the US you can get the Azza? I can't seem to find one.
  • buzznut
    I think the Enermax case is really sharp. The Thor isn't bad looking but the Armor is god awful. I don't like the aesthetics of the Azza case, but I bet the top portion could be put to use as a housing for a pretty wicked water cooling setup! That's what I'd do anyway.
  • The toms guys are without ideas. Why not make a competition looking for de pc cheapest-fastest?