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Why doesn't TPU review more Phanteks?

Apr 17, 2017
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They never reviewed the Pro M, the Evolv X, the P400S the P350X or the P600S... what gives? I think both Fractal Design and Phanteks are the gold standard when it comes to cases.


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Mar 25, 2009
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They never reviewed the Pro M, the Evolv X, the P400S the P350X or the P600S... what gives? I think both Fractal Design and Phanteks are the gold standard when it comes to cases.
Maybe they didn't respond to emails?
Maybe they didn't reach out?
Maybe they got the coverage they wanted already?
Maybe they like some other brands have hit a level of market penetration and presence they don't have to aggressively pursue review opportunities.

Theres some brands I would like to cover more but even after reaching out the silence well its deafening and I know personally I just don't waste my time on companies that can't get there shit together. As far as cases go can't tell you but the above are all valid reasons.
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Think you're forgetting its up to the company to send out review units or the reviewer to purchase a unit themselves.
The problem with case reviews in my opinion is they will all be near identical thought process, the only way to differ them all would be the build quality.
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Like Scythe, if you inquired they would tell a story about restructuring which makes no sense in the consumer viewpoint.
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Why does TPU hate Phanteks?
Back in high school TPU asked Phanteks to the home coming dance but Phanteks really wanted to go with Anandtech so they kept TPU waiting until Anandtech asked Phanteks. That left TPU with no one to go to the dance with other then Thermaltake...

PS. I have the Phanteks 400S case; I give it a B, solid enough and works well but a bit " cheap plasticy" feel in the front
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Sep 17, 2014
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Don't really think TPU hates Phanteks at all, or at least, I see absolutely no reason for that - vice versa. There are literally hundreds of cases that never get reviewed...

That said, Phanteks IS one of the very few companies that has a knack for functional and original designs, and like you say, I'd consider them a very good company as well. Certainly up there with Fractal in quality, BUT Phanteks is known for several cases with poor airflow (Enthoo EVOLV and Eclipse). They tend to focus more on AIO/watercooled setups. So gold standard, nah, but they learn quickly. Their recent update to the Enthoo Evolv featured better topside vents.
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I just ordered an Evolv X. I'm really excited.
I agree this is one of the best cases out there...at least it seems that way.