Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Case Review

IMG_4630For over 10 years PC case design really and truly didn’t change much. Sure, the outside would change but the overall interior layout stayed pretty much the same. HDD cages were located in the front bottom and above that the 5.25″ drive cage. There was also one or two intake fans as well as one exhaust fan at the rear. Now things are starting to get interesting with optical media being phased out so there really is no use for a 5.25″ drive cage unless you are going to have a fan controller or front bay reservoir.  However, more and more you are seeing a push toward a cleaner looking front end. As one of the new up and coming case manufacturers, Phanteks has been one of the main drivers in this new cleaner, minimalist look. This time we are going to be taking a look at Phanteks latest ATX version of their Enthoo Evolv case.

Review Sample Provided by: Phanteks
Product Name: Enthoo Evolv ATX
Price at time of review: $ $179.99 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

PACKAGING

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The front of the package has a large full illustration of the product in the center with the model name directly below that.

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Around to the rear of the package we have a large illustration of the product with 10 key features pointed out . Below that is a brief description of the product.

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Moving around to the sides we have an illustration of 1/2 of the product on the left side. In the middle are the specs, and at the bottom we have the company logo.

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Once the product has been removed from its cardboard tomb we can see it is packed with the standard 1.5″ foam.

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Inside the accessory box you will find the user’s manual, beneath that you will find a small compartment box with all the mounting screws, a few zip-ties, extra LED’s for the front panel power LED in blue, green, red and white.  Wrapped in thin foam you will find the 3.25″ modular drive platforms, and a padded pump mount.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimension235mm x 495mm x 510mm (W x H x D)
Form FactorMidtower
Materials3mm Aluminum, Steel Chassis
Motherboard SupportEATX, ATX, MATX, ITX
Front I/O2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, Reset
Side WindowYes
Expansion slots7
Internal 3.5″8 (5 x included)
Internal 2.5″3 (2 x included)
Front Fan Mounts120mm x 3, 140mm x 2 (included)
Top Fan Mounts120mm x 3, 140mm x 2
Rear Fan Mount120mm x 1, 140mm x 1(Included)
Front Rad Mount120mm up to 360mm, 140mm Up to 280mm
Top Rad Mount120mm Up to 360mm, 140mm Up to 280mm
Rear Rad Mount120mm x 1, 140mm x 1
Fan Speed(rpm)1200 rpm
Max Airflow82.1 CFM
Static Pressure1.33mm H2O
Acoustical Noise19 dB
Graphic card Clearance420mm (Without HDD Brackets) 300mm (With HDD Brackets)
CPU Cooler Clearance192mm
Cable Management Clearance35mm
Memory Clearance120mm Form factor: 68mm
Motherboard – Fan Clearance140mm Form Factor: 48mm
Net weight10.2 kg (22.0 lbs)
Gross weight11.9 kg (24.3 lbs)
Model NumberPH-ES515E_AG
ColorAnthracite Grey
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