Enthoo Evolv Galaxy Silver Details
The internal frame structure is similar to what we have seen in the Enthoo Pro M reviewed earlier this year. Motherboard standoff screws are already pre-installed for an ATX motherboard. A large CPU cutout is available on the motherboard tray as well as five mounts for the 3.5″ modular HDD bracket. The top and the front of the case are able to accommodate a 360mm or 280mm radiator without having to remove any ODD or HDD cages. The power supply chamber has a cutout to showcase the brand of the power supply unit along with a small Phanteks logo. Towards the front of the case, a 2.5″ SSD mount for a 2.5″ drop-N-lock bracket is also included to showcase the SSD drive installed.
For cable management, three Velcro straps are included to tie down even the largest cables. The power supply chamber hides the cables coming from the power supply unit and includes two 3.5″ HDD caddies near the front of the case. Behind the motherboard tray are two more 2.5″ SSD mounts with both brackets included in the box. The bracket features a drop-N-lock mechanism for easy installation and removal. A fan hub is also included to control up to six fans and requires a single SATA power plug for power.
As stated in the previous section, the side panels open up like car doors for easier access to the internal components. This is a great feature to have for users who love opening their cases often. The side panels are made from aluminum and are also 3mm thick for extra durability.
Once the side panels are opened wide enough, they can be lifted off and removed entirely from the case. The main structure of the case and the side panels are separated by a thin layer of foam to prevent any vibration caused by metal on aluminum contact.
Once the front panel is removed, the entire intake area is covered by a large dust filter. This dust filter sits on top of two 140mm pre-installed fans and can be easily removed for cleaning. Once removed, we can clearly see the two front fans mounted on the front mounting strips. Three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans can be mounted at the front for optimal airflow, but support for three 140mm fans would have been something nice to have.
Installing a 360mm or 280mm radiator at the front of the case also requires you to remove this metal plate. This metal plate is part of the power supply chamber and has mounting holes for water pumps. If removed, pre-drilled mounting holes are still available at the bottom of the case for a water pump.
The built-in radiator bracket simplifies the installation of large radiators and fans. It can slide out once the five silver screws are removed. Phanteks also made sure to design the radiator bracket so radiators and/or fans do not come into contact with the motherboard components by offsetting the mounting holes closer to the main side panel.
Now that we have seen the interior layout and the innovative radiator bracket, let’s talk about storage in the next section.