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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower PC Chassis Review

Article Pages: « A Closer Look Inside | Conclusion »

Enthoo EvolvThe 3.5″ drive trays are toolless. The first step in installing a drive is to open the lock on the sides of the drive tray as shown.

 

Enthoo EvolvThe hard drives will only fit into the trays one way. There are locating pins on the bottom of each of the trays that align the drive’s screw holes with the lock on the side.

 

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Once the drive has been seated, the next step is to close the lock. A simple press is all that is needed and you should end up with an assembly as shown.

 

Enthoo EvolvNext up is to install the motherboard. The first step is to install the stand offs, then using the provided screws, secure the motherboard to the standoffs. I have removed the side bracket for clarity.

 

Enthoo EvolvThe side bracket is not just for looks. You can mound two SSDs or two hard drives. You can also mount a watercooling reservoir and the included pump bracket. It can be removed all together to facilitate installation of longer GPUs.

 

Enthoo EvolvWatercooling in this tiny case is huge. Here is a shot of the top of the front radiator mount. The Enthoo Evolv can support up to a 240mm radiator up front, a 280mm radiator up top and a 140mm radiator on the back.

 

 

Enthoo EvolvI did not include this image to show my cable management (or lack of) skills. I included it to point out that Phanteks makes it extremely easy to do minor cable management with the items they included in the case. I spend less than fifteen minutes routing wires and getting them all wrapped up.

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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