Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review

Up Close: Interior and Rear of Motherboard

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Review

Up Close:  Interior and Rear of Motherboard

Down at the base, where we would usually be describing the HDD racks we instead find a covered area that extends forward from the PSU.  Affixed to the front of it are quick release SSD mounts designed to take a bracket that is available as an optional extra.  There is actually one of these Drop-n-Lock brackets included with the case which can be found round the back, so if you chose you could move it to the front.  Any thoughts of "Show Off" SSD mount should be wiped from your thoughts though as the window doesn't extend as far as this.  The slotted section above the mount is a removable bracket designed to both cover the twin HDD rack that lies underneath and as a pump mount should you need it to.  If you want to put a 360 rad in the front, this plate, the rack, and the supporting bracket all have to be removed.  As with the Enthoo Evolv, the PSU is isolated from the rest of the interior, but on this occasion there is a mesh above and below allowing the PSU to be mounted either way up. 

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Seven PCI slots doesn't really seem that generous especially when you think this case can take some of the E-ATX boards, never mind standard ATX.  It does of course help keep the height down but it's something you ought to consider if your thinking of using this case for a multi GPU set up.  Up in the back corner there's a white bladed 140mm fan, which is in fact the only fan you get with the M.  There is though plenty of space up in the roof for up to 3x120s or 2x140s, and as we'll see later some pretty impressive radiator accommodation for a case at this price point.

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The rear of the M is well laid out with plenty of cable management options, including of course three of Phanteks branded hoop-n-Loop cable ties.  Back here we also find a pair of brackets for Drop-n-lock SSD mounts, with one mounting bracket included.  This bracket can be moved to any of the three locations in the case designed to accept it.

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Tucked away in the front corner and accessed from the rear we find a pair of 3.5" brackets.  We have to say we think this is a much better place for them to live than cluttering up the front of the case.  Cable management wise, in addition to all the normal holes you get a nice pair up in the roof line, ideal for 8 pin CPU and any additional fan cables etc.

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Towards the back of the case there's just under 20mm of space on offer, with this rising to a smidge over 30mm towards the front.  Whichever way you cut it, there's plenty of room to be had.

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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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