Phanteks Enthoo Evolv MATX Case Review
Published: 5th June 2015 | Source: Phanteks | Price: £89.99 @OCUK |
Up Close: Interior
Hinged suicide doors on an £80 case? Seriously? Yup, the Enthoo Evolve has hinged doors, that open with the gentlest of tugs. If that's all a bit much for you or like us you find that they actually get in the way when you're trying to build then you'll be delighted to know that once opened they can be simply and easily lifted off their hinge pins and refitted when you're ready. With the door open though we can see the case interior and the long vertical multi mount bracket that is otherwise not seen through the case window.
This bracket is designed to house either a single 3.5" dive or a pair of 2.5" drives, but should you so desire, it can be easily removed to afford a better view of the interior and the large grommeted cable management holes. The beady eyed amongst you will also have noticed that the edges of the chassis are lined with foam rubber so as to reduce noise and vibration.
Aside from the mounts on the vertical panel there's also a hidden panel in the base of the case which can house a pair of either 3.5" or 2.5" drives. The bay can be accessed from the rear of the motherboard area but there's also a handy dandy trap door panel in the floor of the case. With the 3.5" drive cage removed provision is also made for the mounting of an included universal water-cooling pump bracket.
The power cables are hidden from view by a full length shroud which has a cut out so the proud owner can show of the brand of their PSU. To be honest, we're not really sure that PSU's are sexy enough to be the subjects of such a bourgeois display of decadence , We're guessing you'll let us know your thoughts on the matter. Like the NZXT we recently reviewed, the Enthoo Evolve also has the Brand logo visible through the window, and like the NZXT it's also off set to one side.
At the back of the case you get a 140mm fan with mounts for a 120mm unit should you wish to make a change. Up in the roof we can also see the slots intended for radiator mounting. It's not immediately obvious from this angle but there are rows of slots stood off from the motherboard which enable bother 240mm and 280mm rads to be housed.