Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review
Published: 10th September 2015 | Source: OCUK | Price: 139.99 @ OCUK |
As always we strip down the case to get a better idea of haow it all fits together and how easy it to make use of all the attributes. Starting on the inside the first thing we did was to remove the anterior section of the false floor. This gives us access into the hidden drive bay beneath, but more importantly, with the drive bays removed it enables 360mm rads to be placed in the front of the case
The 3mm thick front Aluminium panel pulls off with ease permitting access to the full height fan filter an the pair of white bladed 140mm fans that come included with the case. In the pictures below we've highlighted the LED light fitting and channel that serves to illuminate the thin strip at the base of the case seen when we looked at the exterior. The case comes with a good selection of LEDs, but if the colours aren't to your liking you can always pop in one you've sourced elsewhere.
As with the Pro M the roof of the Evolv ATX has a pull out radiator bracket. The bracket is specifically designed with slotted mounts so as to enable the fitting and variable location of up to 280mm or 360mm radiators. Once attached, the drawer is simply slid back into place and secured with screws.
Along with the thin vents that run along the shoulders of the case the Evolv ATX also has a roof section that is slightly elevated, allowing air to escape at the front and at the rear as seen in the image below left. We can also see in the image below right just how far off-set the radiator mounts are from the motherboard area, meaning there should be a decent stand off allowing for thicker rads in the roof.