Building in the Phanteks Enthoo Pro
|Motherboard||Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 ATX|
|CPU||AMD FX 8350 8-Core @ 4.0ghz|
|RAM||G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1866 (2x 4GB)|
|GPU||EVGA GTX 750 TI SC|
|Storage||Crucial 120GB SSD|
|Cooling||Three BitFenix Spectre Pro 120mm, one 200mm Phanteks, Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler|
Building in the Enthoo Pro was very simple and hassle free. Plenty of routing holes keep cables out of the way and allow you to route them to where you need very easily. The black tinted window works excellently with black internals and white leds and the shroud covers the PSU nicely. Getting the bracket back over the PSU did require a little wiggling, but nothing major. The front 200mm, dual 120mm on the HDD cages, and the dual 120mm on the radiator are all mounted as intakes, while the rear 120 is the exhaust. While running all fans at low speed temperatures remained below 30 degrees Celsius, while the CPU stayed at an average temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (and the FX series are known to run hotter than other chips). The H100i fits quite easily and you can see even larger coolers will fit. Furthermore, after running this PC for a couple of weeks the interior is staying nice and clean and very little dust is making it inside.
Cable management was also very simple and easy to customize…you could leave cables loose or do an even better job than I did. To accommodate cables the SSD bracket can be relocated to the lower mount as shown. Phanteks includes plenty of cable ties and straps for you to basically do your cable management any way you want, which I’m sure will be popular with those looking to construct ultra clean builds. I did notice the main 24-pin cable didn’t fit all the way in and the straps were a little small for it, but again, this all can change depending on what you do with your cables.