Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review

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Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Review

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The only actual removable plastic part on the M is the front panel, meaning that the rest of the case is actually steel.  It does take a good firm tug to remove it though so be warned.  Once off we can see clearly that the M is able to accept both 360 and 280 rad in the front, with slotted screw locations making placement easier.  An innovative pull out tray in the roof also extends both 360 and 280 rad mounting possibilities, although owing to spatial constraints 2x360 rads isn't an option.  By now you've probably also noticed that there are no fans at all included in the front or roof positions.  On the face of it this might seem a little stingy, but as it's very likely that an AIO is going into this case the logic isn't so out of kilter.

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With the front off and flipped round we can see the hex mesh panel that supports the removable fan filter.  The filter extends as far up as the intake mesh which is about enough to cover a 280mm rad or 2x140mm fans, which is worth knowing if you're thinking of putting a 360 rad in the front.  It's also nice to see that the main mesh can be easily removed via a few screws.

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To get a 360mm rad in either the front or the roof you're going to need to remove the 5.25" drive bay.  There's more than a few screws holding it in, but at least it's not riveted!  If a 360 in the front is on your mind then you're also going to need to take out the pump bracket, the 3.5" drives and the supporting bracket.  Not a major task by any means though.  With all that removed you've bought yourself a good 100mm of room, which is enough for pretty much all the thick rads on the market including the Alphacool Monsta.

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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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