Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review

Accessories

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Review

Accessories

One of the joys of unboxing a case is seeing what goodies lie within the accessories box.  Unfortunately for a great many manufacturers these days the accessories box consists of little more than a plastic bag cable tied to the interior of the case, or at best a small box clipped into one of the 3.5" bays.  This is most certainly not the case with Phanteks, as their accessories box is packed to the gunnels with goodies.  For starters you get a very nice glossy instruction book.  Underneath this lies a sectioned plastic box containing, and more importantly separating all the screws and fittings you'll ever need for the build.  Inside a separate plastic bag you get a slack handful of cable ties and a selection of Red, Green or White LEDs to place in the front of the case.  As you can see in the pictures, there's a damn site more in her than meets the eye, but we'll get to that in a minute.

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The instructions come in the form of a glossy well laid out pamphlet, with each area of the build separated enabling you to walk through the process or alternatively skip to the bit you're struggling with.

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Inside the accessories box you also get three cantilever HDD brackets and a pump/reservoir bracket which benefits from a thick rubber coating to aid in minimising vibration and noise.

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Most Recent Comments

10-09-2015, 09:18:03

Excalabur50
I do like the openness to the inside if this case the way the hdd's mound wont restrict airflow much nice one PhantecksQuote

10-09-2015, 09:57:18

Tolemac
I do like this case but its expensive when the Enthoo pro is £50 lessQuote

10-09-2015, 12:28:43

Deadtroopers
Hmmm... Very nice; but that price. The M-ATX version is £50 cheaper It is a larger case, granted; but M-ATX is more niche. Given they share so much DNA, this is jarring. They should by either similarly good value or similarly expensive. The arguments for the price of one would seem to invalidate the arguments for the price of the other. On top of this, a comparison of US prices for the two shows the ATX version about £15 pounds more expensive in the UK than I would expect. That looks like retailer cheek. Is the quality of the two chassis not comparable? Unless I am missing something, good though this is, I think I would be being ripped off twice otherwise if I bought one.Quote

10-09-2015, 13:56:03

dwatterworth
I think the article is definitely correct in comparing this to the function of the Pro-M. I've got the Evolv mATX, and it seems the ATX version fixed all of the issues I have with the mATX. A lot more detachable features such as those nice drive platforms and huzzah, a much larger cut-out removable panel in the front of the false floor. The mATX variant has very tight tolerances there (nothing a few minutes with the cut-off wheel won't sort out) such that some 120mm/240mm rads won't fit, much less the 280mm rad that should be accommodated. I think it would bear noting that the ATX case is only 45mm taller than the mATX model, it's a ridiculously small amount for the increase in capabilities (pricing aside).

Is the front of the ATX version in the roof really free flowing? The mATX case has a plate behind some fins that stops air from moving forward and inevitably back into the intake fans; sensible but when things get toasty as this summer they definitely have, my case fans are screaming if I leave the roof on, definitely some restriction.

The offset looks much better in the ATX box in the roof, having a z97 gryphon in the mATX, the average sized vrm heatsink puts a stop to anything over a 35mm thick 280mm rad. I definitely love the amount of fan mounting slots they have included, you can easily shift fans and rads around in place to get the best final placement, just like those long slots on that rear 140mm fan mount, so much room to allow for tall things in the roof.

Awesome review, thanks for the in-depth coverage!Quote

11-09-2015, 07:38:28

tolagarf
I love this case! If I could only just freaking buy it! Can't get this anywhere in Denmark, nobody has it listed Quote
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