Enermax Fulmo GT ReviewBluePanda - May 6, 2012
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Enermax has a variety of products on the market including PSUs, fans, coolers, peripherals (such as keyboards), and even a few cases. As part of the Enermax “Big Tower” series, which seems to be the terminology used to classify its full tower chassis, the Fulmo GT is definitely a beast of a case. Much like the Xigmatek Elysium I reviewed about a month or so ago, it is very large. The Fulmo GT has room for fitting pretty much everything you can imagine; with 10 PCIe slots in the back, there is even room to run four cards up to 410 mm each! If you are fighting for space in this case, I’m pretty sure you are doing something wrong.
Without further ado, let’s take a good up-and-close look at the Enermax Fulmo GT to see how much room it really has. We’ll look over every nook and cranny, and compliment/critique every last inch of the beast. With its high price tag, the Fulmo GT really has to show off more than its size.
I always cringe a little when I can see packages sitting inside my screen porch when I drive home in the afternoon. If I can see it from the car, I’ve either got a huge stack of packages or yet another massive case. Big cases are exciting, but for a person my size, they are a bit awkward to get into the house. At the very least, Enermax thought about this when they made the box – it has handles! I’m still confused why we don’t see handles with every case box – with the several that have come through over the last year, probably only about half were as easy to grab.
A lot has been put into the graphics of the box. As you all know, I really like plain cardboard with black text, though few companies are so simple with the box. Here, Enermax shows a lightning storm striking the case on the front of the box. Fulmo GT is printed in the lower right corner, with a lightning strike as part of the logo.
The back of the box shows the innards of the case with a HPTX board mounted, giving you an idea of exactly how big this case truly is. Eight sub-images show off eight of the “big” features within the box, making it just that much more tempting to open up. The sides of the box summarize the features/specifications in a table on one side and the case model on the other; not too overly flashy while definitely letting you know what you are getting into.
Opening up the box, it is obvious the box is packed pretty well. My favorite compacted foam ends are in use, which means I won’t have to pick up all the broken foam bits that I associate with most case packaging. I was able to easily tip the box on one end and pull it off, so no problems getting the case out of the box. As bad as the box was actually beat up with a big hole on the back, there isn’t an ounce of damage on the case itself. A plastic bag protects the finish on the case from any contaminants or loose items in the box. The packing has done its job well; let’s take a look at the actual case now.