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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower PC Chassis Review

The way we look at PC cases is forever changed thanks to the modders and the modding community. When people started to mod their beige PC cases, manufacturers took notice and changed. They changed what their cases looked like, they changed the materials used in the manufacturing process and most importantly, they changed the options available. In today’s market, there is not a “true” standard for what a PC case should look like. The only standard that is used (for the most part) is the size of the motherboard. It is true, there are still full and mid tower cases and there are still micro tower cases but it is the evolution of the PC case that is so exciting. Using small form factor (SFF) components no longer means that you have to sacrifice performance in order to get a smaller foot print. SFF components have changed and so have the cases. Phanteks recently released the Evolv PC chassis as part of the Enthoo line. This micro-tower boasts a ton of features, has the ability to add large radiators and has a sexy exterior to boot. But, does form meet function in the Evolv? Is it easy to assemble? What is the fit and finish on this case? Phanteks has a reputation for building top-notch products. Let’s take a look at the Enthoo Evolv.

Review Sample Provided by: Phanteks
Product Name: Enthoo Evolv
Price at time of review: $ $129 USD (Black)/$139USD (White) USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Enthoo Evolv
Enthoo Evolv

The Enthoo Evolv box gives a nice teaser on the front. A clear image of the case housed inside along with the words Enthoo Evolv are the only things that adorn the front.

Enthoo Evolv
Enthoo Evolv

The back of the box for the Enthoo Evolv is a different story. Clear images are present and detail the highlights of this case.

Enthoo Evolv
Enthoo Evolv

Wrapped in plastic and rigid foam is the Enthoo Evolv PC chassis. The rigid foam helps protect the case from dents and dings while the plastic helps protect the finish from scuffs and scratches.

Enthoo EvolvPacked away in the innards of the case is the installation kit. The kit includes a manual, a hard plastic container that separates the screws needed for installation, a optical drive bay, a water pump mount, extra velcro straps and different color power LEDs that can be swapped out.

SATIN BLACK GLACIER WHITE
Model NO :PH-ES314E_BKPH-ES314E_WT
UPC Code :886523300281886523300304

 

Case Specifications
Dimension
230 mm x 450 mm x 400 mm (W x H x D)
Form Factor
Micro Tower Chassis
Material(s)
Aluminum Exterior, Steel Chassis
Motherboard Support
uATX, mITX
Front I/O
2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone
Side Window
Yes
Expansion & Drive Bays
Expansion slots
4
External 5.25″
1 (modular)
Internal 3.5″
3
Internal 2.5″
5 (1 slot for upgrade)
Cooling
120mm fan
140mm fan
200mm fan
Front
2x
2x1x (included)
Top
2x
2x
Rear
1x
1x (included)
Liquid Cooling
120mm radiator
140mm radiator
Front
Up to 240
140
Top
Up to 240
Up to 280
Rear
120
140
Clearance
Graphic card
318mm
PSU
216mm (remove Midplate cover for PSU longer than 180mm)
CPU cooler
192mm
Cable management
24mm (216mm below midplate)
Radiator (Top)
68mm to Motherboard (offset)
Packaging Information
PH-ES614L
Package Dimension
308mm x 540mm x 463mm (WxHxD)
Net Weight
9 Kg
Gross Weight
10 Kg
Warranty
Length
5 Years Limited

 



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