Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review

Up Close: Exterior

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Review

Up Close:  Exterior

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, Hitherto known as the "M" is an elegant looking case that makes minimal use of plastic.  Where plastic is used, such as on the front panel, it looks so much like brushed Aluminium that it's really not worth bothering to try to tell it apart from the real thing.  The left hand side of the case sports a large, but not full width window.  The fact that it is not full width is a bit of a shame as we'll see when we come to look inside. 

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The Roof of the M is dominated by a full length vent which has a magnetically attached filter strip.  We've never been too convinced of the need for filters on what should by any reasoning be an extract, but at least it's easily detachable, and even looks pretty good when it's in place.  the only other thing up on the roof as it were is the very subtle and discreet power button

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With the power button on the roof, the rest of the front I/O is hidden away under the lip of the front bezel.  Here you get the usual 2xUSB3.0 and HD audio etc.  Personally we think this is a nice little place to tuck them away while still making them accessible and usable.  below the I/O panel and on both sides the case features some attractive ventilation strakes.  While not strictly necessary owing to the large mesh front panel they do lend a certain aesthetic to the case and when it comes to ventilation, as a certain Super Market says, Every little helps.

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Did we mention the realistic brushed Aluminium effect?  Pretty sure we did, but just in case we didn't have a look for yourselves.  Seriously, it's as good as any we've seen and almost indistinguishable from the real thing.  Aside from that, the rest of the case front is given over to a large mesh front panel.

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31-07-2015, 07:57:03

King of Old Old School
I have been waiting for this Review.

I kinda thought the Presentation would be down, Nice review tho.Quote

31-07-2015, 07:57:22

Thelosouvlakia
Allow me to say that this case is better than the "Define S" better airflow due to the open mesh at the front, still let's people use an optical disk drive or a fan controller as wellQuote

31-07-2015, 07:58:29

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Allow me to say that this case is better than the "Define S" better airflow due to the open mesh at the front, still let's people use an optical disk drive or a fan controller as well
IMO but it's almost to the point where ODD slots should just dieQuote

31-07-2015, 08:09:47

Thelosouvlakia
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
IMO but it's almost to the point where ODD slots should just die
You might be right, however I bought one internal ODD for my new rig anyway, you'll never know when those things might come in handy and comparing the 15Euro price tag for a internal one against the 40Euro one of an external one, I don't think that aesthetics will get massively crippled on specific chassis like the enthoos, which are what I would call "workstation grade" apart from watercooling friendly.Quote

31-07-2015, 08:16:36

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
You might be right, however I bought one internal ODD for my new rig anyway, you'll never know when those things might come in handy and comparing the 15Euro price tag for a internal one against the 40Euro one of an external one, I don't think that aesthetics will get massively crippled on specific chassis like the enthoos, which are what I would call "workstation grade" apart from watercooling friendly.
I have watched a review of this case, After watching the review i just found myself saying this case is to flimsy (Side covers) so that's why it's kinda off my list now for New Cases.

But i do understand that to get it into this price range they did have to cut some corners tho.Quote
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