Enermax Saberay case is a mighty showpiece

The Taiwan-style case aesthetic of late seems to be defined by simple and functional enclosures embellished with highly-visible accents and built-in lighting. Enermax's Saberay may be the best exemplar of the form that we've seen in 2018. The Saberay is a full-tower ATX case with two RGB LED-lit stripes running the full length of its front and top. It also has three RGB LED fans pre-installed shining through the acrylic front panel, and a large glass window on the side to show off your build.

The Saberay is eye-catching as a showpiece, but it's rather practical too. Builders get seven expansion slots, which should suffice for virtually any rig in 2018. Storage allotments comprise four 2.5″ drive mounts, two 3.5″ drive trays, and a bay for a 5.25″ drive. Airflow-wise, the Saberay will take three 120-mm fans in the front, another three in the top, and two on the right side. Besides the three RGB LED fans up front, the case comes with a 140-mm LED-less fan in the rear. Enermax includes both the acrylic front panel as well as a mesh one for those who want extra airflow.

Liquid-cooling lovers will appreciate the Saberay's ability to mount 360-mm radiators in both the front and top of the case. The top section can alternatively take a 280-mm radiator. A 120- or 140-mm unit can go in the back, and a 240-mm heat exchanger can go in the side. RGB LED enthusiasts will probably have a motherboard that can control the case's light show. If that's not the case, users who want to  play around with custom illumination can use the included lighting-and-fan controller to hook up five devices.

As a full-tower case, the Saberay is naturally pretty big at over 22″ tall, almost 19″ deep, and 9.4″ wide (56.6 x 47.8 x 23.8 cm). At least the dimensions mean you shouldn't be limited in your choice of video card or CPU coolers. If this seems like the chassis for you, Enermax says it should be available at your favorite web shops within the month.

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    • JosiahBradley
    • 1 year ago

    Maybe I just don’t understand fluid dynamics, but how does the air permeate through glass?

      • RAGEPRO
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]Enermax includes both the acrylic front panel as well as a mesh one for those who want extra airflow.[/quote<]

        • JosiahBradley
        • 1 year ago

        But how do you use the acrylic front then with fans was my question?

          • DPete27
          • 1 year ago

          Vent in the bottom is my guess. See those extra tall feet?
          (Not saying it’s efficient)

    • Neutronbeam
    • 1 year ago

    No USB-C love? Seems a bit short-sighted.

      • JosiahBradley
      • 1 year ago

      Name 3 devices you’d want to plug into the front of a computer that takes usb-c on the sending side? No phones don’t count as those have Type A to C cables included in the box.

        • BabelHuber
        • 1 year ago

        My Pixel 2 XL came with a TypeC to C cable. I currently use an older cable ATM to connect the phone to the PC, but my next rig needs Type A on the front to handle this.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          Yep, Pixel 2 is a perfect example.

          But here’s the thing: a case will last you many builds. So even though you might not need it RIGHT THIS SECOND there’s a chance in the next 10+ years you will want to plug something with a USB-C connector into the front. There are already flash drives and USB hard drive enclosures that are USB-C on both ends. Type-A isn’t going away instantly, but it will go away.

        • ludi
        • 1 year ago

        Catch up with the times, man. Even the Nexus 5X came with Type-C-to-C cables out of the box, and portable flash drives are starting to support it, as are the latest Surface knock-off business PCs from Dell.

        I mean, portable storage devices and phones — what else WOULD you plug into the front ports?

        Type-A isn’t dead yet, but it’s being replaced. And as derFunk noted, good cases usually last for a few years. I wouldn’t want to see ONLY Type-C on a new build, but I wouldn’t like to see it missing, either.

        • designerfx
        • 1 year ago

        This is the wrong response. People are asking for modern connections. I suppose in your mindset the same argument should be made about USB3? No? Well there you go then.

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