Phanteks Enthoo Evolv PC Chassis Review – Top of the Line Build Quality


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Taking a look inside our case we can see support for up to 2 140mm fans in the front or a single 200mm shown here, as well as 2 140mm fans on the top and a single 140mm on the rear also included here. The stock configuration seemed to do the job quite well and we imagine additional fans on the top would improve airflow dramatically.
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Phanteks decided to install all of the necessary standoffs for mini-ITX motherboards, which made life a lot easier. The rubber grommets are also not cheaply made and are rather thick, making it difficult to rip or tear them after wiring your case several times. Phanteks really made sure to pull out all the stops here.

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As we can see the case has the right idea when it comes to cable management, using velcro straps, unfortunately there could be more tie down points. That being said solid cable management is definitely achievable on this case.

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Moving forward we are also going to take a look at the fan hub Phanteks has included in the case. It’s a really nice touch and is a wonderful addition to the case, it allows all of your fans to be routed through a single PWM adapter on your motherboard allowing you to control them through either your BIOS or software.

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The dual chamber design similar to the NXZT S340 we reviewed recently has a few differences, namely how it is ventilated and has the option to remove these 2 thumbscrews and use up to a 280mm Rad if the aforementioned drive mounts are removed.

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Here we can take a better look at the front panel connectors once the case is opened and the two 3.5 inch HDD Bays the bottom chamber is designed for cleaner cable management and better acoustics, with drives in place this case was quieter than the NXZT S340 we reviewed recently.

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On the back side we also see two brackets for installing 2.5 inch drives behind the motherboard, we like the way Phanteks has set it up, not leaving open spots to the back of the motherboard. In the past we’ve shorted out motherboards due to screws touching the solder points on the board. This solution is a great way to go about it. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv (25 of 25)

The GPU clearance is 318mm or 12.5 inches without a front radiator installed, and even with a radiator installed most cards will have enough clearance with push/pull set ups. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv (17 of 25)

The Evolv also has clearance for CPU coolers up 192mm (7.5″), which is more than enough for most high-end CPU coolers. However, in our case we decided to go with Phanteks own PH-TC12LS low-profile cooler, which matches perfectly with the included case fans.

Today we are taking a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv; a micro-ATX, and mini-ITX case, designed to be the end-all-be-all for those looking for a small, yet spacious chassis. With room for a multitude of custom and AIO water coolers as well as a significant amount of air cooling this case is very versatile. It is also made out of a high grade, thick aluminum, which really tells us that this is a case designed to last and keep your components safe. SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING AND AVAILABILITY  The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv comes in black, grey and white, which is the version…

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Best M-ATX Case To Date!

While sporting a beefy price tag, the Enthoo Evolv gives you a lot of case for the money, allowing pretty much any configuration possible in a M-ATX System achievable

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