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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Case Review

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Case Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Phanteks
Product Name: Enthoo Evolv ITX
Model Number: PH-ES215PC_BK
UPC: 886523300434
Price As Tested: $79.99 MSRP

Full Disclosure: Phanteks provided the product sample used in this article.

As more enthusiasts realize that they don’t need the expansion capabilities of standard ATX motherboards, mATX and mini-ITX systems are exploding in popularity, and we’re seeing some real innovation in small systems case design. Today we have Phanteks’ latest, the Enthoo Evolv ITX case. This case has excellent air flow, a very versatile design, and is perfect for those who want to water-cool their systems: it can accommodate a 240mm radiator and even comes with a bracket for a separate water pump if you want to roll your own. Long graphics cards are no problem, either, and integrated cable management features make a clean build easy. Of course the real proof is building a system in this case, and that’s exactly what Benchmark Reviews will do.

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Features & Specifications

Materials Steel, plastic
Dimensions (W,H,D) 230 x 375 x 395mm
Motherboard Sizes mini-ITX
3.5″ bays x3
2.5″ bays x4 (shared w/3 3.5″ bays, 1 dedicated 2.5″)
Included Fans 200mm front fan
Liquid Cooling 240mm radiator top
120/140mm radiator rear
Graphics Card Clearance 330mm
Air Cooler Clearance 200mm
I/O USB 3.0 x 2, microphone, headphone
Power Supply PS/2 ATX
Weight 12 pounds

Let’s unbox this case and take a look at the exterior in the next section.


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2 comments

  1. johnniedoo

    Thanks for another great review. I have been looking into this form factor for a couple of years and have not found much of a selection. My last attempt to get size down with a good solid case was not much of a reduction of size going from HAF922 to 912. I still wasnt satisfied with that bad choice I made. Not with the product. Was my error , but it worked out quite well every one happy. But this looks like a good solid case, no pop rivets is a nice thing to know about in a review , too. I still use ODD , but not even 10% of the amount i did just 18months ago. I was buying a half dozen a year for just a few cases i have and used.
    Thanks again, good review and you always seem to provide lots of important bits of information and do it succinctly with good photo arrays.

  2. David Ramsey

    Glad you liked the review! I’m old-school enough to miss optical drive support, but an inexpensive plug-in USB drive works fine for the few occasions in which I need it.

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