Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Case Review
Published: 31st July 2015 | Source: Phanteks | Price: 59.99 @ OCUK |
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.
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.
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.