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  • Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX SE White Case Review
  • Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX SE White Case Review


    Case Interior and Cooling

    While the side window is cut perfectly to show off the interior components you get a much better view by removing the side panels.  These are secured using standard thumb screws and slide back and away from the chassis.

    The interior of the Phanteks EVOLV is a little different from most Mini ITX cases in that they have taken a minimalist approach to the design and by this I mean you only get what you need leaving you room to install the stuff you want.  Motherboard tray is fully open allowing access to the entire motherboard and the two expansion slots face a perforated panel to allow better cooling to your video card.

    Longer video cards will slide under the removable bracket with the Phanteks logo that also does double duty supporting drive upgrades for 3.5” and 2.5” drives and watercooling reservoirs if you decide to go the DIY route.

    The back of the case allows you access to the lower 3.5” drive rack and tray mounted 2.5” SSD tray.  You get three grommets for cable management and about an inch of space behind the motherboard tray for cable management.

    The Enthoo EVOLV comes with a single 200mm fan located behind the front panel and also covered by a full length fan filter.  This fan location also supports two 120mm or 140mm fans if your build requires a different fan configuration.

    Additional cooling is handled by a rear mounted fan or by mounting additional fans or radiators to the top of the case.  The fan positions are offset allowing plenty of room for internal components and the flexibility to install watercooling radiators without causing clearance problems.  

    Just exit the barbs downwards to at the front of the case and away you go.