Enthoo Evolv Galaxy Silver Overview
Aside from the user’s manual, the accessories box comes with a lot of goodies. The most noticeable thing is the toolbox, which includes all the screws needed to mount the motherboard, storage drives, fans, and water cooling accessories. The toolbox also separates these screws into their own compartment, which is something I am very happy to see considering the price of this case. A few cable ties for cable management and three interchangeable front LED’s come together in a small plastic bag. Having the option to swap out the power LED from the standard white to red, blue, or green does add some flexibility in customization.
Since the Evolv ATX is designed for water cooling, a mounting bracket for a water pump is included in the accessories box along with three modular 3.5″ HDD brackets for mounting extra storage drives. Both the pump and 3.5″ brackets have vibration dampening materials to reduce vibration and noise. Of course, more 3.5″ HDD brackets may be purchased separately when needed.
The front of the case is very simple with only the power LED near the bottom and a few air ventilation strips located towards the sides. Front panel I/O ports are hidden under a flap located at the top of the case. Because the Evolv ATX is targeted towards water cooling enthusiasts, 5.25″ ODD expansion bays are excluded from this case in order to make room for large interior components.
The Evolv ATX has a single 140mm fan preinstalled at the rear of the case. This adjustable fan mount can also support a 120mm fan. Ventilation holes are present throughout the entire rear of the case allowing the highest possible air flow for the internal components. Water cooling retention holes are not present on the Evolv ATX, but reservoir mounting strips are located to the side of the seven expansion slots.
The main side panel includes a non-tinted window to show off the internal components of the system. Finger prints and dust can show on the surface of the window but can be easily cleaned off with a microfiber cloth. No sound dampening materials are included under the main and opposite side panel, but the side panels are separated from the main frame by a thin foam layer to reduce vibration. The side panels swing open like car doors, which eliminates the need for thumbscrews. We will go into more details about the side panels later.
The top of Enthoo Evolv Galaxy Silver case maintains a very simple design similar to the front. The only ventilation we can see here are the ones near the side panels, which may seem restrictive to some users. The power button is located at the top for easy access but does not illuminate when the system is on.
The Evolv ATX stands about an inch off the ground due to the four rubber coated feet. This ensures a firm grip on a smooth surface. Water cooling pumps can be installed using the pre-drilled mounting strips near the front of the case after removing the internal HDD cage. The power supply unit is also filtered with an easy to remove dust filter.
In terms of the front I/O ports, two USB 3.0 ports, standard headphone and microphone jacks, and a reset button are all located under the metal flap. The reset button also doubles as the HDD activity light. When not in use, these ports can be hidden underneath the metal flap.
Now that we have seen a quick overview of the Evolv ATX, let’s take a look at the features this case has to offer.