Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass Review 16

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass Edition goes for a mere US$129 + taxes
  • Excellent bang for your buck
  • Excellent choice of materials
  • Well-placed dust filters
  • Excellent liquid-cooling compatibility
  • Can fit gargantuan air coolers
  • RGB power LEDs a really cool touch
  • Expandable, universal RGB system
  • Ability to toggle through more than 10 colors out of the box
  • Two retail-grade 140 mm fans included
  • Excellent set of accessories
  • Swing-open glass doors
  • Perfectly clear and tinted side panels
  • Tool-free 3.5" HDDs
  • Very clean interior
  • Available in three colors
  • Doors cannot be secured
  • Rather heavy at 9 kg
The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass is a near-perfect mATX chassis. Clocking in at US$129, some may consider it a bit expensive for a case of that size, but once you look at the materials used, consisting of thick aluminum slabs and glass panels, you will quickly reconsider. On top of that, Phanteks has taken all the great elements of the Enthoo Evolv and removed the 5.25" bay to utilized the space for much better liquid-cooling compatibility.

Out of the box, you are also greeted with their excellent set of extras, including a pump-mounting bracket and useful plastic box for your screws. Diving into the interior, that high quality trend continues with the inclusion of retail-grade, 140 mm fans, RGB elements, and metal 2.5" hard-drive trays. The only plastic you will really encounter is due to the easily removable dust filters in the front and underside and the 3.5" trays—all of which essentially require that type of material.

Thanks to the spacious interior and wide body, you are easily able to add potent parts to the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass, with the ability to go all the way up to a whooping 192 mm on the CPU cooler, for example. With everything assembled, the case looks neat and tidy without any compromises when it comes to the choice of components, which you can nicely light up in over ten different colors regardless of the motherboard used because of the built-in RGB button. Add the fact that you can expand that lighting element easily with Phanteks' Halos elements, for example, and you not only have a sexy chassis in front of you, but also an extremely functional, well-built, and affordable one.
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